Is It Worth Hiring A Car Accident Lawyer?
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It is worth hiring a car accident lawyer if you have suffered significant injuries in an auto accident or if there is a dispute over who is at fault for the collision. Being involved in a car accident can be traumatic. Further, navigating the insurance and legal system can be complicated and frustrating.
If you have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries, your life has likely been turned upside down. You need and deserve to have a professional and compassionate advocate on your side. When you hire a car accident lawyer to take care of your injury insurance claim or civil suit, you can then fully focus on your treatment and recovery.
The personal injury attorneys at Phillips Law Group want to help you. Working with us is risk-free. We work on a contingency fee basis which means that we do not charge any out-of-pocket costs or attorney’s fees upfront. We only require payment if and when we recover compensation on your behalf. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can put our resources to work for you.
Please contact the personal injury lawyers of Phillips Law Group as soon as possible. You can call us at (602) 222-2222 or fill out our online form to speak with a member of our legal team.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You
A car accident lawyer can work to protect your rights and act with your best interests in mind. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are over 3 million emergency department visits annually for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. The more serious your injuries are, the higher your losses could be.
An experienced car accident lawyer can advocate for your rights with the insurance company or, if necessary, in a trial. Insurance adjusters are notoriously challenging to work with. Uncooperative insurance providers can compound an already stressful situation.
Along with assessing your losses, a lawyer can handle all the necessary paperwork for your insurance claim and interact with the insurance company on your behalf. A car accident lawyer may also assist you in:
- Negotiating fair compensation
- Corresponding with the insurance adjuster
- Submitting medical records for review
- Demonstrating the negligence and liability of the other driver
- Complying with applicable statutes of limitations
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf
- Filing motions during court proceedings
A car accident lawyer can build a case that documents a wide range of accident-related expenses and losses.
Situations in Which You Should Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
It can be confusing and overwhelming to decide whether or not to hire a lawyer in the aftermath of a serious car accident. Multiple situations may justify contacting a personal injury attorney.
You suffered serious injuries
If you suffered significant injuries in a motor vehicle accident, it is in your best interests to consult with a personal injury attorney. A lawyer can help you to pursue restitution for medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages. This can be a complicated process. A car accident lawyer can help you attain maximum compensation.
The insurance company wants to settle the claim immediately
If you have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another driver, his or her insurance company will likely move to settle the claim quickly. Insurance companies often attempt to undervalue your claim and lock you into a settlement agreement before you realize the full extent of the damages.
Opposing insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Therefore, it is best to refrain from speaking with them directly. A car accident lawyer can handle these insurance negotiations for you, thereby protecting you from being pressured into accepting an unfair settlement.
The insurance company denied your claim
It is not uncommon for an insurance company to deny that their policyholder is at fault in an accident. They may try to shift the blame to you, even twisting your statements to make you appear liable.
When an insurance company denies your claim, it does not automatically mean that you do not have a case to pursue. A car accident lawyer can go to bat for you by collecting evidence and submitting documentation to prove your case.
Your damages include more than medical bills
The pain and suffering experienced in a car accident can reach far beyond the initial medical expenses. Injuries sustained in car accidents often lead to chronic and significant pain, and an especially serious car crash may result in increased anxiety and PTSD.
In some cases, there may be lost wages to consider if a person had to miss work due to the injuries or now has to have a reduced workload. Your overall quality of life may have been greatly impacted by the accident.
A car accident lawyer can help you to attain due compensation for all damages and personal losses sustained. Additionally, your lawyer may be able to negotiate reduced medical bills after you have reached a fair settlement agreement.
Multiple parties caused the accident
Under Arizona’s comparative negligence laws, an injured party is allowed to recover damages even if partially at fault for the accident. In situations of comparable negligence, your compensation is reduced by the degree of fault you are assigned for the accident.
When multiple parties bear some degree of responsibility for an accident, things can become very complicated very quickly. A car accident attorney will advocate for you so that you don’t end up with an unfair settlement.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney for Peace of Mind
A serious car accident can lead to untold pain and suffering, both physically and emotionally. Trying to navigate the insurance and legal system can be an exasperating and exhausting experience. You do not have to bear this burdensome experience alone. The personal injury attorneys at Phillips Law Group want to ease this process for you.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident and suffered significant injuries or other losses, it is in your best interest to contact us as soon as possible. Our experienced and dedicated legal team will work tirelessly on your behalf to help you pursue the restitution you feel is fair for the damages sustained.
Even regarding a relatively minor accident, there are benefits to having a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced car accident attorney. You can thus gain peace of mind by making sure you understand your legal rights and options in pursuing your claim.
As one of Arizona’s largest consumer law firms, our attorneys have decades of combined experience defending the rights of car accident victims and holding negligent parties accountable. In practice since 1993, we have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for injury victims throughout Arizona.
We can help you throughout the entire legal process, ensuring that all possible recourse is taken, and no deadlines are missed. The sooner you initiate legal action and consult with a car accident lawyer, the sooner our team can get to work on your case.
Please reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group without delay. You can call us at (602) 222-2222 or fill out our online form for a risk-free consultation with a member of our legal team.
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