According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were an estimated 6,756,000 traffic accidents on U.S. roadways in 2019, with 33,244 of those resulting in fatalities, 1,916,000 causing bodily injury, and 4,806,000 leading to property damages alone. In 2018, fatalities from car crashes resulted in lost wages and medical expenses that totaled $55 billion.
People who are injured or lose a loved one in an auto accident often leave it to the insurance companies to resolve their claims. Doing so is often not in their best interests, as insurers are less concerned with protecting people’s rights than they are with finding ways to ensure they pay out as little in benefits as possible. An auto accident attorney goes to bat for clients to provide them with the best chance of receiving the benefits and compensation they deserve. Here’s why it might pay to hire a lawyer to handle your claim.
Every state makes its own laws about car insurance. It isn’t always easy to keep track of what those laws are, let alone understand them. What’s more, some states have no-fault car insurance laws, which make fighting your injury claim even more challenging.
The last thing you need is to wade through the legal jargon while dealing with your injuries, the financial burdens and the emotional trauma that arise in the aftermath of a car accident. Lawyers who specialize in car accident injuries already know your state’s laws inside and out. They are well-equipped to handle your claims or lawsuit.
In addition to understanding the legalities in your state, an auto accident attorney is versed in car insurance nuances and knows what tactics providers use to lower their claims costs. Car crash lawyers know the process for gathering all the evidence for the accident and your injuries. They can call on medical professionals to assess what the long-term physical impacts of the accident could be. Using this information, they evaluate your claim and then work to get you the compensation you deserve.
Whether you just need to get the insurance companies to cover your medical expenses and lost wages to the extent you are entitled or you need to take your case to court, car accident lawyers fight to get you fair compensation. They pursue payments for:
* Medical expenses
* Rehabilitation costs
* Lost wages
* Counseling and mental health services
* Pain and suffering
They can help prove liability and negotiate with the third-party insurance provider to ensure they pay for their share of your claim.
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