It’s common to think that a car accident begins and ends with insurance. If you carry a fully-funded policy, it’s only logical that you believe that your insurance will deal with every issue that might occur after a wreck. Unfortunately, the truth is rather more complicated. While your policy might give you some peace of mind, it likely won’t give you the financial security that you need if you face a catastrophic accident. Indeed, that’s why there’s a robust field full of attorneys who specialize in car accidents. A good car accident attorney can help you to deal with the problems that insurance simply cannot (or will not) cover.
There are a variety of reasons why you might need an attorney after an accident. You may, for example, find that there is some discrepancy between what really happened in your accident and the report made by your insurance company. You may find that there are issues of fault at hand, or even a simple unwillingness on the part of your insurance company to pay out. Once you involve a second person in the proceedings, even more problems might occur – if the person who caused your accident did not have insurance, for example, it may be hard for you to collect the compensation that you deserve.
At the same time, there may be other issues surrounding your injuries that require more compensation than your insurance policy can provide. A brain, back, or neck injury can have far-reaching consequences. You may not be able to go back to work. You might have to deal with agonizing pain that will last a lifetime. These injuries can cause you continuous issues that cannot be solved with a simple visit to a hospital, yet they are all-too-often left uncompensated by insurance policies that are simply not designed to deal with them.
The only way to get the compensation that you deserve is to work with an attorney who knows how to handle these cases. A good car accident attorney will investigate your case and determine if it is worth your time and money to pursue. Once the case is accepted, he or she will pursue it zealously, working within the bounds of the law to make sure that you get what you deserve. This attorney may be the only person who understands just how important it is that you are taken care of after your accident.
We believe that the best representation after a car accident is one that is both willing to go the distance and one that will behave ethically. We have the funding and the knowledge the make sure that your case is seen all the way through, and the respect of our peers can tell any potential client about our commitment to ethics. If you are involved in a car accident, make sure to contact your insurance. Once you’ve done this, make sure to contact an attorney – it may be your only chance to get your finances back to normal.