Car accidents can be both physically and mentally traumatizing as they can affect your life in ways you cannot imagine. Going through the legal process alone can be even more draining and confusing, especially if you don’t understand car accident laws.
If you decide to employ the services of a car accident attorney, you might be curious about what their responsibilities are. We advise that you know what duties car accident attorneys have towards for complete transparency.
Here are some significant duties of a car accident attorney:
They run you through the whole process:
The purpose of hiring a car accident lawyer is to have someone walk you through the legal process of filing a suit and getting fair compensation after being involved in a car accident. Before employing a car accident lawyer, you should have a goal in mind, that is, what you wish to achieve by hiring one. They will, in turn, break down the process of actualizing that goal to you.
They offer professional advice:
One of the things you’re paying for, and perhaps the most important one, is professional advice. Your attorney should give their expert opinion about your car accident case and guide you on what to do and what to avoid in a car accident case. Think of it as a lawyer to hold your hand as you navigate this period in your life.
There are so many things that could compromise your case, such as not keeping medical evidence. Your car accident attorney will advise on matters like this.
They investigate the case:
A car accident attorney has the responsibility of investigating all the aspects of your case meticulously. Your lawyer will be able to gauge the full extent of your injuries and the proper compensation for such injury level in the process of their investigation.
They will negotiate on your behalf:
Your car accident lawyer should negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company to get a fair settlement for you. They should provide all your medical reports from the accident and other necessary evidence to your insurance company. In doing this, they will be ensuring that you are not treated fairly by your car insurance company.
They will represent you in court:
Although most personal injury cases are settled outside the court, in cases where a settlement cannot be reached outside the court, your car accident attorney will represent you. Having a good car accident lawyer increases your chances of winning the case.
Communicate with the car insurer of the other driver
To sway things in your favor even more, your car accident attorney will negotiate with the other drivers’ car insurer to further strengthen your case. The negotiation process is often rather challenging, but it could help increase your chances of a fair settlement.
Experiencing a car accident is traumatic and dealing with your car insurance company afterwards can be nightmarish as well. You don’t have to go through that alone. Contact us at Hensley Legal Group, and our experienced attorneys will help you through this difficult stage.