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How an Attorney Can Help with Your Car Accident Claim

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Car accidents are never convenient, and fighting with insurance companies is never fun. The situation is even more stressful if you get injured in a car accident. You need to focus on healing and recovery. You have to adjust to a different way of life for severe injuries. The last thing you need to worry about is dealing with insurance companies. However, since you only have a short period of time to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit after a car accident, it is one of the first things you need to do. Hiring an attorney can help. An attorney can evaluate your claim, negotiate with insurance companies and lawyers, help uncover evidence, organize and analyze evidence, and connect you with experts and investigators.

Many people think of lawyers as only handling lawsuits. However, your attorney will work very hard to help you avoid going to court. If you have to go to court, it will take longer for you to get your money. Plus, lawsuits get expensive. So, they work hard beforehand to get a settlement that is favorable to you. They can talk with the other driver’s insurer, help determine liability and damages, work with your doctors to ensure your injuries are documented correctly and handle the lien holders on your claim. All of those things can help you get a better settlement.

Of course, you need an attorney not afraid to go to court. Attorneys who permanently settle get pushed towards lower settlements. However, suppose insurers know that your attorney is not afraid to take a case to work or work with a legal team to take a case to court. In that case, they know you will not take a low-ball offer. A great attorney will advise you of the reasonable value of a claim and let you know whether a settlement offer is fair. If not, they will take you through the pros and cons of rejecting the settlement and going to court.

How a car accident attorney can help you with your claim depends on your circumstances. So, the best way to find out what they can do for you is to schedule a consultation. Call Washington Law Group today to find out more information and schedule your consultation.