Car crash cases are long and stressful. It’s not unusual for a case to go on for over a year, during which time victims are trying to get back to their normal routines while also handling insurance claims and phone calls.
The good news is that a car crash doesn’t have to be a constant stressor if you hire an experienced personal injury attorney. With that in mind, here are three ways an attorney can make your recovery much easier.
Negotiating For You
Insurance adjusters are trained negotiators and they’re looking for anything that might justify a lower settlement. As we discussed previously, many car crash victims make the mistake of speaking directly to the insurance adjuster and are either assigned a greater amount of fault or offered a lower recovery.
When you hire an attorney, you don’t need to worry about negotiating with the insurance company, because you’ll have your own negotiator who knows the insurance company’s tricks and tactics and is prepared to fight against them.
Insurance adjusters know that you want to move forward and get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. For that reason, they’ll often offer an initial settlement well below what you need to recover. Your attorney can calculate the full damages you’re entitled to and fight to earn the maximum compensation allowed under the law.
On average, those who hire an attorney recover several times more compensation than those who successfully negotiate on their own. When your recovery is on the line, that can be the difference between covering your current and future medical bills and being left to handle doctor’s visits on your own.
Taking the Stress Away
Outside of recovering fair compensation, taking the stress away is one of the most important things an attorney can do during your recovery. They’ll handle the stressful phone calls, stacks of paperwork, and the difficult negotiating while you focus on feeling better and getting back to your daily routine. With an attorney on your side, you won’t have to worry about calls from the insurance company because your legal team will handle them for you.
If you were hit and hurt in a car crash, we’re here to help. To schedule a free case consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer from Payne Law Firm, please don’t hesitate to call (713) 999-4801 or send us an email.