There are 6 million car accidents each year in the U.S. alone. Some tragically end with fatalities, but many others end with injuries – both great and small. Many individuals make the mistake of thinking to themselves, the odds of me being in a car crash are so low that it will most likely not happen to me and preparing could potentially be unnecessary.
Worse than this, sometimes individuals even get into an accident and do not realize they have been injured until later, and do not take the necessary actions that could allow us to move quickly and get them the relief they need.
While experiencing a car accident for yourself can be terrifying, there are a few things you should always do immediately after an accident.
First, it’s important to make sure that everyone is okay, including your passengers and the people in the other car(s) involved. Then, you should always call the police and make sure a report of the accident is filed. This legitimizes your circumstances in the eyes of the law.
This next step is very important, and because of the stress involved in an accident, it can often be overlooked. If you sustain any type of injury from the accident, your next call should be to a personal injury attorney.
Why Work With a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you are injured in an accident, you might be feeling lost and confused as to what to do next. This is especially true if you believe you should be given some type of compensation for your injuries.
An experienced personal injury attorney understands your situation and will be able to answer any legal questions for you, as well as go over your rights and what you can expect from a personal injury case. Personal injury lawyers understand the case law and can lay the groundwork for you, so you don’t have to do it on your own. It is not only about the groundwork they can lay down, but also about how they can utilize their prior experience of working cases, many of which most likely contain similarities to your situation. Lawyers have teams and resources that can work together to help make your case successful and fair.
Additionally, personal injury attorneys have experience and rapport working with insurance companies, as well as the lawyers for those companies. Insurance companies may want to limit the amount of compensation you receive or attempt to not allow you anything at all.
If your insurance company still doesn’t want to budge, then your personal injury lawyer can weigh out the evidence in court, proving your case and helping you to receive what you really deserve in order to cover the costs of your medical bills. You may even be able to bypass going to court altogether. Many times, simply working with a personal injury attorney can help you to avoid going to court with your insurance company. In order to avoid a court battle, the insurance company may be more likely to settle with you. The unfortunate fact is that they are less likely to settle if you choose to fight them on your own.
When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and you believe that you deserve some type of compensation for medical bills, don’t feel as if you have to go through it alone. You have already been through enough.
Our personal injury attorneys at the Orlando Law Group have the experience you need to handle difficult insurance companies who have been unwilling to give you the compensation that you deserve. By working with our team, you will let your insurance company know that you’re taking your case seriously. That’s what we’re here for: to be the team that fights for you. Feel free to contact us today to discuss your accident. We will go over the evidence with you and make sure justice is served and that you get the relief that you deserve.