When you’ve been in an auto accident, life can get challenging. You may need medical care or a rental car or days off from work. You may need to file an insurance claim. So, it’s not always obvious why you’d want an attorney. The key reason is this; a personal injury lawyer lets you focus on your own health and welfare while they take care of your claim. They become your ally, handling all the tasks that arise in pursuit of your rightful compensation. One of their most important roles is making sure you get the medical treatment you need.
Focus On Your Recovery
When you’ve been injured, you need to focus on your recovery. If you have any problems with treatment, your attorney works closely with your medical providers to find a solution, even if it means finding a new provider. They make sure your bills are quickly submitted to your insurance for prompt processing. If the at-fault party’s insurance says your treatment is unnecessary or excessive, your attorney responds based on your records and the statements of your doctors. They will have gathered this evidence while they investigate your claim.
The evidence is also important if the other party’s insurance argues that your own negligence puts you at fault. Your lawyer studies the facts of your loss, talks to witnesses, and gathers supporting documents like police reports and video footage. If you must give a statement to the other driver’s insurance, they make sure the adjuster doesn’t overstep. When necessary, they speak to expert witnesses regarding the facts of your case. All this evidence is used by your attorney to help resolve your insurance claim.
Insurance, Attorneys, and Court
Insurance companies may tell you that you don’t need an attorney, and that is legally true. But even your own insurance will try to save money during a settlement. A personal injury attorney will represent you to every insurance company involved and will argue on your behalf at every step. They file all your documents and handle your communications with insurance. They also negotiate your best possible settlement when the time comes. If the other party’s insurance refuses to settle, your law firm represents you in court.
Should your case go to court, you need a law firm with litigation experience. In the pre-trial period they gather evidence and handle the court filings. They’re very careful to abide by the required schedule. Whether your case goes before a mediator, an arbitrator, or a judge, your attorney would be there fighting for you with all their years of knowledge and experience. No attorney can guarantee any outcome, but if you have one representing you in court, your odds of success go up dramatically.
After A Car Accident
After a car accident, choose a personal injury attorney you feel you can trust, who will treat you with dignity and respect. Look for an office that often handles car accident cases. Consider reviews by past clients who have been through a similar experience. We at Park Chenaur and Associates, in both Federal Way and Tacoma, are honored to represent many people who have suffered personal injury. We would welcome your call. At Park Chenaur, you will have a team that will fight for you at every step of the way.