After a car accident, hiring a car wreck lawyer may not be at the top of the list of things you need to do as many times you are busy getting the proper medical care to recover from the accident. Also you are thinking about how to deal with your own insurance company’s adjuster, getting your car fixed, or even thinking about buying a new one if your vehicle was totaled. Families of victims who were killed in an auto accident have their lives turned upside down. Talking to an experienced attorney often doesn’t cross people’s minds after the wreck until medical bills, repair costs, and/or funeral expenses to pile up.
Working with an attorney can help you take care of these hurdles after an auto accident. Your lawyer can help get your life back on track after a serious injury or death of a loved one. Allowing your attorney to advocate with the adjuster on your behalf gives you the time you need to get back on your feet after an accident. Working with an attorney can also help you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial burdens you’ve faced because of your accident.
At Emerson Firm, PLLC, our team of experienced car wreck lawyers help our clients recover after a car wreck by advocating with insurance adjusters or defense attorneys on their behalf. We work to find out what happened, find out who was responsible to hold them accountable, and seek full compensation to cover costs and lost income after an accident.
When should you hire a car wreck lawyer?
Within a few days after your accident, you’ll likely be contacted by your auto insurance adjuster and/or the other driver’s adjuster. This is a tactic used by insurance adjusters try to take a statement from victims that may be a statement against their interest in order to deny the claim or pay less money on the claim. Having an attorney you can refer the insurance adjusters to when they come calling can not only reduce stress and allow you to recover, it can help you navigate through the intense process insurance adjusters make you go through after an accident. Don’t make any statements to adjusters without talking to us first.
Because insurance adjusters are in the business of trying to avoid paying out following an accident, they have a team whose goal is to deny claims or pay lesser amounts. Instead of dealing with an adjuster alone, victims can have lawyers on their side whose goal is to get the victim as much financial compensation as possible.
The more severe the injury, the higher the stakes for both you, your family, and insurance companies. One study performed in 1999 by the Insurance Research Council found that 85% of all money paid out by insurance companies for bodily injuries was paid to victims who hired attorneys to represent them. In addition, the researchers discovered that the amount victims with attorneys received was 3.7 times higher than those without attorneys.
How soon after your accident should you speak with an attorney?
Adjusters for insurance companies try to speak with all parties involved in a car accident as soon as they can. You can likely expect to be contacted by your auto insurance adjuster or by the adjuster for the other party within just a few days after the accident. If you’re trying to recover in the first few days after an accident, you’re likely in a state of mind where it’s really difficult to think two steps ahead of an experienced insurance adjuster. And all of your injuries may not have even manifested yet. In other words, you may not know what all of your injuries even are so soon after the accident.
Speaking with an attorney before insurance adjusters begin to contact you is a vital step in protecting your ability to make a claim. While it’s not the first thing on your mind, finding an attorney who can represent you is one of the first things you should do after taking care of immediate medical needs.
How do you find the right attorney for your case?
You may also be inundated with letters from so-called “ambulance chasers” who have pulled the police report on your accident to get your contact information so that they can solicit your business. Don’t call them after getting their solicitation letters, call the experienced car wreck lawyers at Emerson Firm, PLLC at (501) 286-4622.
With so many car wreck lawyers advertising their services for victims of auto accidents, it can be hard to find the right attorney. The best way to find an experienced car wreck lawyer is to speak with them to make sure you feel comfortable with them. Ask them the hard questions and find out their level of experience. As your lawyer, they’re going to work closely with you to help you recover.
At Emerson Firm, PLLC, we offer free initial consultations to help you make a decision about the right car wreck attorney to work with. We take the role of advocating for our clients seriously and would be happy to speak with you about your case. Contact us today at (501) 286-4622 to get started. We get results!