An auto accident happens in a few seconds, but the impact can change the lives of the injured victims forever. When you are hurt by the negligence of another driver, you are still in a state of shock. We understand that you will have many legal questions. Hiring an attorney puts you in a better frame of mind because you get to focus on getting better; let your legal team do the important work of hassling with the various players in the case. Furthermore, the entire process of building your claim becomes the attorney’s job, and it’s a big one with no guaranteed results. We want you to make a recovery from this accident without having too many hassles about how to get your medical bills paid and to be compensated for permanent injuries. Here are 3 ways that hiring an auto accident law firm can help:
#1. Stop Harassment From Insurance Companies and Medical Providers.
When you get hurt, the first major bill comes from the emergency room or hospitalization. This is potentially enough to eat up all of your reserves. But it is a bill that may not get paid until the end of the case. It really depends on how extensive your medical damages are, pursuant to your significant and permanent injuries. Some accident victims will receive all the major treatment they need through initial surgeries and subsequent recuperation, and others will face a lifetime of medical costs. Each creditor is likely to start calling you for payment. Even if you share that you’re trying to make a personal injury claim, they will keep calling. When you hire an attorney, you can stop the calls from both insurance companies and medical bill collectors.
#2. Collect Evidence to Prove Why The Accident Wasn’t Your Fault.
Initially, you could be laid up in the hospital for days or weeks. Meanwhile, the evidence to support who was at fault in the crash could be damaged or destroyed. This is especially true when the defendant’s insurance company makes every effort to dispute your claim. That’s how they stay in business. A car accident attorney obtains the crash report, takes statements from witnesses, and contacts law enforcement and special investigators to reconstruct the accident scene.
An example of a case that may have much evidence to preserve is a drunk driving case with high property damage. In some cases, both vehicles are determined to be total losses, and there is much to revisit regarding the crash details. Also, without witnesses or a traffic report stating who was at fault, building evidence could start to feel like your version of the truth is weighed against the other driver’s version of the truth. Your attorney must collect evidence to show why the defendant could have prevented your injuries. How did he or she act in a negligent or harmful way? This type of argument constitutes the foundation for a successful tort claim in Ohio.
#3. Organize Your Medical Records to Prove Why You Merit Compensation.
People with minor injuries may not make a claim for personal injury. If you were badly hurt, your attorney must provide evidence in your medical records that your damages were sustained in a crash. This means that your doctors will be key witnesses to support your claim. Moreover, the evidence must prove that the at-fault party caused your pain and suffering.
Organizing medical records is a complex process, which must be done to meet the exacting standards of the insurance company. Without proper documentation, your claim could be rejected or met with a low-ball offer. Additionally, your personal injury attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf claiming that you were the victim of a tort and deserve financial relief, but, without convincing proof, you could lose at a civil trial. You want attorneys on your side with vast trial experience and a passion for demanding justice from the insurance companies.
For more details on hiring Dungan & LeFevre to fight on your behalf for personal injuries sustained in an auto accident, we hope you will contact us today.