A car accident can occur at any time, in the middle of the night or during a bright sunny day. When it does, the results can be catastrophic. You could be doing all the right things, driving in the safest manner possible, when an impaired driver comes out of nowhere and slams into your vehicle, changing your life in an instant. Here’s why you need to hire a car accident lawyer if this happens to you.
In a perfect world, an at-fault driver would take all of the blame for an accident, reporting it to their insurance company and explaining exactly what happened. Then, the insurance company would do the right thing, providing you the money you need to pay for your medical treatment, and make up for all of your lost wages.
The hard truth is that when people do the right thing after a serious car accident, that tends to be the exception rather than the rule. Accident victims oftentimes need to fight to get what they deserve. That’s why they need an experienced car accident attorney by their side. Sand Law car accident lawyers have that experience, and the skill it takes to help you obtain full and fair compensation. Call 651-291-7263 or contact us online for a free evaluation of your case.
What Does a Car Accident Attorney Do?
A seasoned car accident lawyer will use their knowledge of the law to fight for your rights, giving you the best possible chance of getting the money you have coming. These are just a few of the many ways they will go about doing just that.
Speak with Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Insurance companies aren’t above employing some questionable tactics in an effort to get an injury victim to accept blame for an accident. But a car accident attorney will shield you from an insurer’s harassment, taking care of all communications so you can focus on healing from the suffering you’ve been forced to endure.
Obtain Different Types of Evidence
Attorneys can gather critical evidence that might be impossible for car wreck victims to obtain. For example, suppose you were in a wreck with a young person who was distracted because they were texting while driving. How can you prove that was the cause of your accident?
The chances are almost 100% that you couldn’t do it on your own. You’d need the help of a car accident lawyer. Your legal representative could, for instance, obtain the at-fault driver’s phone records to show they were using their phone at the exact moment the accident took place. Do you really think you could call the phone company and get those records? Not hardly.
A personal injury attorney could also get footage from any nearby surveillance cameras that might have caught the accident, making your case incredibly strong in the process.
There’s also a mountain of paperwork that will typically be part of any car accident case. This not only includes the police report, but also all of your medical bills, and other documents you’ll need to prove the expenses you’ve incurred as a result of the collision. It would take you hours and hours to be able to gather all of that documentation. And you have enough on your plate just getting well.
Select and Contact Expert Witnesses
The car accident lawyers with Sand Law have working relationships with several types of expert witnesses who often prove to be an incredible help. A medical expert, for example, can testify regarding the severity of your injury, and the amount of money it will take to not only treat you now, but also down the road. An economics expert could prove how the accident will impact your future earning potential.
Negotiates with Insurance Company
Even when an insurance company doesn’t act in bad faith, it still requires a great deal of expertise to convince an insurer that you deserve every penny you’re demanding. Any sort of car accident can be a very complex case, with several parties that could face liability in addition to the driver.
A car accident attorney will do everything they can to convince the insurer to pay what your case is worth. But if they refuse to do so, your legal representative will be more than ready to take the case to trial if necessary.
Circumstances Where You May Not Need a Car Accident Lawyer
This isn’t to imply that everyone who’s in a car wreck will need to call a car accident lawyer. Suppose another driver sideswiped your car, causing relatively minor damage – and no one was hurt. As long as that person does the right thing – pulling over, admitting fault and exchanging contact and insurance information – you should easily be able to handle the matter without having to involve an attorney.
But if the damage is more than your own policy covers, and the at-fault driver (and/or their insurance company) prove to be uncooperative, you might need the help of a car accident attorney. You might need to sue the insurer to pay for your property damage.
When Do I Absolutely Need to Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
Whenever a car wreck results in an injury, the victim will definitely need legal help – and will need it as quickly as possible. Again, you’re going to need proof in order to win your case. This means an investigation will need to be launched. A skilled legal representative will have a great deal of experience in this area, and will be able to uncover the evidence it takes to make your case its strongest.
Contact Sand Law for a Free Case Evaluation Today
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sand Law to find out more about how we may be able to help you obtain full and fair compensation. We have a deep understanding of this area of the law, and we know how to win cases that are similar to yours.
If you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, just use our online contact form or call 651-291-7263. We’ll do everything we can to make sure those responsible for your suffering are held accountable for their negligence.