The Importance of Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer
An auto accident is one of the most traumatic and stressful events a person will go through. While many auto collisions are minor, others can cause injuries that will change the accident victim’s life forever. Accident victims often wonder if or when they should hire an attorney following a car crash.
Unfortunately, many people will put off contacting a personal injury lawyer for weeks or months, but this can make the process take significantly longer.
If you were recently involved in an auto accident and you’re debating whether you need to hire an auto accident lawyer or what an attorney can do for you, this guide will explain why you need an attorney, how we can help, and the many benefits that come with seeking legal representation as soon as possible.
We Will Handle the Insurance Company
Following an accident, you must report the crash to your insurance carrier and the other driver’s insurance provider. While this may seem simple enough, it can quickly turn into a stressful, frustrating situation. When the other driver’s insurance adjuster contacts you, they may seem friendly and helpful, but their goal is to pay you as little as possible. They will want to record your conversation and ask question after question, to try and confuse you. They will discuss the events of the accident and your injuries, and as they do, they will try to trick you into admitting fault. They will also try to minimize your injuries, pushing you to admit you’re not as injured as you initially claimed you were.
The claims adjuster may offer you a settlement at that time. If you’re struggling financially, severely injured, and out of work, you may be tempted to accept their offer but these settlements will not cover the total cost of your damages, especially if you sustained a catastrophic injury or permanent disability. If you accept their offer, you will be unable to pursue compensation in the future, even if you find out your condition is more serious than you thought. If you refuse the settlement, the friendly claims adjuster can quickly turn aggressive. They may begin to harass you and pressure you into accepting the settlement.
When you hire an experienced lawyer from the Ferguson Law Firm, everything will change.
Not only will we handle every aspect of your case, so you can finally relax and focus on your recovery, but those phone calls will stop. Once you hire us, we will notify the insurance company that we are representing you, and any further communication from the insurance company must go through us.
An Attorney Will Protect Your Claim
Our experienced car accident attorneys will provide helpful, smart, and reliable legal guidance. During this type of legal process, it’s important that you avoid speaking with the insurance company to prevent harming your accident claim. As mentioned above, an insurance adjuster may try to trick you into admitting fault.
A motor vehicle accident lawyer will advise you not to post anything on social media during this process. Insurance companies have private investigators who will go online and search for your profiles and obtain copies of your posts, especially those posts showing you lifting a child, a heavy object, or participating in a physically demanding activity. Even if you have your social media accounts secured and private, a private investigator can still get around those security measures.
Determine the Value of Your Claim
Accurately valuing your claim is very important, especially if you have a permanent injury or disability. An experienced car accident lawyer from our law firm will work with economists, life care planners, medical professionals, and other experts, to accurately value your claim and determine what your future medical costs will be, to ensure you receive every penny of compensation you deserve.
Investigate You Accident
An accident investigation can be a lengthy process. During the claims process, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident.
This can entail:
- Hiring expert witnesses. At the Ferguson Law Group, we have the resources to work with leading expert witnesses, such as accident reconstructionist, private investigators, medical professionals, and other types of experts, to prove liability.
- Gather evidence. A personal injury attorney will obtain important evidence, such as the other driver’s cell phone records, crash reports, photos of the accident scene, your physical injuries, vehicle damage, insurance policies, and more.
- Go over the accident details. We will also sit down with you and go over the events that occurred the night of the collision, to ensure we have all of the accident details. This information can help us determine why and how the accident occurred, and which party was at fault.
- Obtain witness statements. An auto accident attorney will interview witnesses and obtain witness statements.
- Obtain other important documentation. We will obtain documentation concerning your injuries and financial losses, such as loss of income, medical bills, and other losses. This will help us prove your request for damages.
We have extensive experience investigating complex personal injury claims, so you can rest assured that your case is in the very best hands.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement
A claims adjuster is a trained negotiator, and so are the car accident lawyers at the Ferguson Law Group. An experienced car accident lawyer will investigate your claim and will know exactly what it’s worth and how to effectively negotiate with an insurance company to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Negotiating with auto insurance companies can be a very time-consuming process, one that can take several weeks, months, or even years. We’re familiar with the strategies and tactics that an insurance company will attempt to use to delay paying you what you deserve. We will not allow the insurance company to drag its feet and we will stay on top of the negotiation process to speed it along, while fighting for the fair settlement you deserve.
Contact an Auto Accident Attorney at the Ferguson Law Group Today to Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation
At the Ferguson Law Group, we know exactly what you’re going through. The anxiety, stress, and constant worry many people feel after an auto accident can become overwhelming when it comes to dealing with insurance companies and filing a claim. Our attorneys provide compassionate, experienced legal advice and guidance during this difficult time. We want to make the insurance claim process as low-stress as possible for you.
While you focus on getting well, we will focus on building the strongest case possible to help you receive maximum compensation for your accident injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and let the legal team at the Ferguson Law Group help you during this challenging time.