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Involved In A Car Accident? You Need An Attorney


If you have been involved in a car accident, hiring an attorney is the smartest thing to do, even if you aren’t sure you will need one.

Car accidents can be physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially taxing. Suppose the accident is the result of the negligent actions of someone else’s actions. You could receive compensation for medical bills, change in the quality of life, and lost wages. You must also file insurance claims.

Whether you are navigating insurance claims, ensuring that you receive compensation, or are the one at fault for the accident, hiring an experienced Alabama accident attorney is essential after a car accident.

Top Reasons To Hire An Alabama Accident Attorney After A Car Accident

Hiring an experienced attorney to help you after a car accident significantly benefits you and will protect your rights.

#1. Help Dealing With Insurance Companies

After a car accident, you will likely need to deal with your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company. It’s important to remember that insurance companies are in business to make money and will not easily hand over cash to a car accident victim.

Insurance adjusters do their best to steer the settlement in their favor and leave you frustrated and overwhelmed. However, suppose you hire an experienced Alabama accident attorney who is used to dealing with insurance companies and winning; they are aware of the trips used by the insurers to try and deny or only pay small amounts to car accident victims. Ensure that you have a skilled and experienced accident attorney who will leave the insurance company no option but to pay a fair compensation amount.

#2. Gather Evidence 

If you’re injured and are looking to be compensated, you will have to prove that the injuries you have resulted from the accident. However, it is not simple to do, and showing scars and injuries is often not enough.

An experienced Alabama accident attorney understands how to gather evidence to build a solid winnable case. They will thoroughly investigate and collect all police reports, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident to help prove your case. In addition, they must find evidence to demonstrate why and how the accident occurred and who is responsible.

#3. Help Determine If You Have A Case

You may or may not be entitled to compensation depending on your car accident. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to look at your case and determine if you have a viable claim and if it is worth filing or not. They will also be able to monitor the statute of limitation and decide whether you can file a claim and the time frame for it to be filed.

#4. Help Determine The Value of Your Claim

If the other person is at fault and you have a viable claim, the next step is to determine the value of your claim. Unless you have previous knowledge of claim evaluation, you need to hire an attorney to ensure you don’t file for too low or too high of an amount.

#5. Protecting Your Rights

Being in a car accident can shake you up. Having an attorney who knows the law to protect you and your rights will help alleviate stress and ensure the insurance companies or the person responsible for the accident doesn’t take advantage of you. In addition, having an attorney to advocate for you can significantly impact the outcome of your case and even your quality of life.

#6. An Experienced Accident Attorney Can Represent You In Court

Not all car accidents are resolved through insurance claims. If your insurance claim is denied or the other party has no insurance, you may need to file a personal injury suit. Hiring an Alabama accident attorney who can utilize the discovery phase to gather information and exchange documentation with all parties involved can help support your compensation claim. When choosing an attorney, ensure they have experience in car accident lawsuits.

#7. Help Negotiate A Fair Settlement

Even if insurance approves your claim, it’s possible your first offer won’t be fair or reasonable. Insurers or the party at fault often offer a low amount and minimize the amount they have to pay on your claim, and without an attorney, you may be tempted to accept the first offer. However, an attorney with experience in car accidents will know how to determine the fair value of your claim and can help you negotiate a fair settlement.

#8. Ensure You Don’t Damage Your Case

After a car accident, insurance companies and the party involved may request that you provide a written or oral statement about your case. It’s essential to avoid disclosing details that could damage your case as it could be used against you to lessen or cancel any financial responsibility.

Brackin Law Firm Is Here To Help If You Are Injured In A Car Accident

Automobile accidents can create havoc in your life and pain in your body. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, it is time to speak with a qualified Alabama accident attorney.

At Brackin Law Firm, we are here to help. With over 35 years of representing Baldwin County families in auto accident cases, family law and divorce, DUI, Criminal Defense, and Estate Planning, we will put our experience and skill to work for you and ensure you and your rights are protected. Contact us today for a consultation, and we will fight to get you what you deserve.

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