After you have been involved in a car accident, family and friends might tell you that you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. But what exactly does a personal injury attorney do for car accident victims? Plenty.
Here are seven ways a personal injury attorney can help you recover following a car crash.
If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you might have difficulty finding the specialized medical care you need. Personal injury lawyers have relationships with healthcare providers in various specialties that they can refer you to so that you can get the treatment you need.
Investigate the Case
A personal injury lawyer has extensive experience investigating car accidents. Your lawyer will know what evidence is necessary to build your case and where to find it. An attorney can also piece together the facts and work with experts to build a case that persuasively shows how the car accident happened and who should be held responsible for it and your injuries.
Insurance Company Negotiations
Soon after a car crash, you may be contacted by insurance adjusters asking you to accept a quick settlement for your claim. When you’re represented by a personal injury lawyer, you can tell the insurance company representatives to speak to your lawyer. Then you do not feel pressured into a settlement that is not in your best interest.
Advice for the Best Decision
You may have to make decisions about unfamiliar concepts throughout your case. Your personal injury lawyer can walk you through your options and give you the information you need to make the best decision for you.
Get Faster Compensation
Working with a personal injury lawyer can often lead to faster recovery from a car accident. In some cases, the insurance company may try to delay processing your claim to pressure you to accept a lower settlement offer. But an attorney can push the insurance companies to resolve your claim efficiently. They can file a lawsuit on your behalf that shows the insurance company that you’re prepared to do what it takes to get the recovery you want and deserve.
Settlement Offer Analysis
When you do receive a settlement offer from the insurance company, a personal injury lawyer can review the settlement terms. They can advise you whether the offer represents fair compensation for you. If it doesn’t, they can also explain your next options: a counteroffer or a lawsuit.
Peace of Mind
Most importantly, when you have an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner, you’ll have the peace of mind that an advocate is looking out for your rights and interests. That way, you can focus on your treatment and physical and emotional recovery rather than worrying about every detail of your legal case. You can obtain valuable legal assistance while recovering from your injuries.
Contact Ketterman Rowland & Westlund Today
If you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, turn to Ketterman Rowland & Westlund today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can discuss how a car accident attorney from our firm can provide legal assistance after an accident. Let us help you get the money you deserve from whoever was responsible for the crash that injured you. Contact us today for your free case review.
Douglas D. Ketterman is the originator and founder of Ketterman, Rowland & Westlund where he currently serves as President and Managing Shareholder. Douglas has extensive experience in handling all types of civil litigation. He graduated with honors from St. Mary’s School of Law in 1989 and has been Board Certified as a Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1998 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.