A car accident lawyer may not be the first thing on your mind if you have been in a car crash.
You may be physically hurt and dealing with injuries. You may be receiving lots of confusing calls from insurance companies and trying to figure out how to get to work or care for your family without your vehicle. You probably have a lot on your mind, and the thought of adding an attorney to the mix might not seem like a solution.
But, a car accident lawyer may be exactly what you need after an auto accident.
If you’ve been in an accident on the road, an auto accident attorney can help. You may not realize what an experienced attorney can do to ease the stress of the situation so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family.
Here are a few ways a car accident lawyer can help after a crash.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Note: Before you contact a car accident lawyer after a crash, the first thing you should do is seek medical help. Take care of your health above all. Only after receiving medical attention should you reach out to an attorney to help with other aspects of your situation. For more advice on what to do immediately after a car accident, check out our guide: Injured in a Car Accident? Here’s What You Need to Do Right Away.
Now, let’s look at how a car accident lawyer can support you after a crash.
#1) Offer advice, and explain your options.
One of the biggest problems people make after a car accident is not fully understanding their situation. They don’t know what options they have to receive compensation, and therefore, they don’t receive the damages they deserve.
When you talk to a car accident lawyer, they will listen to the details of your case and explain your options and the best way to proceed. Many people try to handle their case on their own, and it can result in missed opportunities and a failure to receive full damages.
#2) Investigate the crash.
After a car accident, you may think you have all of the relevant details about the crash, but often there may be things you missed. Good legal representation will investigate the accident to ensure that every relevant detail that can support your side of the case is collected and reviewed.
#3) Manage communication.
After a car accident, there are going to be a lot of parties contacting you for information. You may need to communicate with other parties involved in the accident, insurance companies, auto repair shops, doctors, and healthcare providers.
When you work with a car accident lawyer, they can take over some of the communication for you. Your attorney will manage conversations with your insurance company and the other parties involved in the accident. This support can free up your time to focus on important communication with your doctors and healthcare providers.
#4) Determine damages.
Many people involved in a car accident aren’t aware of the damages that are due to them. They don’t know the full scope of what you can collect after a car accident that wasn’t your fault. That’s where a car accident lawyer can help.
An experienced attorney can help you see what damages are due to you so you can collect:
- Special compensation damages which cover immediate and future medical bills, cost of home-care and domestic services, lost income, loss of future earnings, property damage, and cost of altered plans.
- General compensation damages which cover debilitating long-term physical impairments, physical disfigurement, emotional trauma, loss of consortium or companionship, and damage to lifestyle.
Depending on the specifics of your accident, an attorney may also be able to identify punitive and wrongful death damages. Learn more about what might be owed to you in our guide: Personal Injury Compensation: What Can You Fight For?
#5) Fight for — and win — the damages you deserve.
Not only can a car accident attorney help you understand what is due to you, but they can also make sure you collect what is due to you.
Big insurance companies are set up to pay out as little money as possible. They are going to fight against your claim. An experienced attorney has done this before. They know the ways insurance companies will try to avoid paying a fair settlement. And, they know the best ways to fight against them.
An attorney will first prove your personal injury claim. Then, they will negotiate or fight to get you a fair and full settlement.
Talk to a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve recently been involved in an auto accident, you probably have a lot on your mind. Don’t deal with the stress on your own. See how a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate your situation and secure the resources you need to heal physically, financially, and mentally.
Talk to a Tampa car accident lawyer today. All consultations with TJ Grimaldi are free of charge, so don’t delay. If you have been involved in a minor or serious auto accident, schedule your consultation or call 813-226-1023 to see how TJ can help today.