How Can A Lawyer Help me With An Accident Claim?
If you were in an accident or your vehicle was damaged in a car accident, you might be wondering why it’s so beneficial to hire a lawyer. Maybe you’re thinking it’s just as easy to talk to the the insurance company and file the accident claim on your own. This is often not in your best interest. Lawyers know the ins and outs of the law, and they know how to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible for your accident claim. Not only that, but lawyers know all the little steps you should be taking along the way such as:
- How to communicate with the other driver’s insurance company
- How to and what evidence to get
- How to organize your bills, documents and what papers you will need for the accident claim
- They will help communicate to your health care providers and get documents you need
Lawyers provide years of experience to ease your burden after a car accident.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE OTHER DRIVERS INSURANCE COMPANY
When you hire a lawyer for an accident claim they will open up a line of communication to the insurance adjuster – the person who will essentially be deciding what the accident is worth and how much they are willing to pay out.
OBTAIN EVIDENCE FOR THE CLAIM
A lawyer will also help you get all of the evidence you need to prove there was a liability for your accident claim. You probably already have evidence such as photographs, but your lawyer might even want to go back to the scene himself to see what the scene looks like, talk to officers involved, etc.
EVIDENCE OF DAMAGES
Beyond just evidence of the accident itself, your lawyer will also get evidence of damage done to you or your car. That means if you went to the emergency room after the accident, the lawyer will get ALL the records, including admission records, what the doctor jotted down for injuries, what medications, therapy or prescriptions you would need, if future surgery is necessary – and the lawyer would also get the estimate of how much all of this would cost. These are all instances of evidence of injuries.
On the other hand, if you were not hurt but your car was damaged, the lawyer will also possibly take pictures of the car and you might be asked to take it to an auto shop to get an estimate of the damages done to the car. These can be the piece of evidence needed for your accident claim. It also could be possible that while the lawyer obtains evidence for the claim, and body or car damage that your lawyer also might be able to see any negligence in the defendants claim.
NEGOTIATING THE COMPENSATION
Once your lawyer has turned every rock and has gotten all the information and evidence they need, they will then negotiate your accident claim for compensation.
You could, of course, do this on your own, but why would you want to? It’s a stressful situation, not to mention that if you would handle it on your own you might not get as much of a settlement than if a lawyer handled it for you. A lawyer knows how to work different angles and get you the most amount of money possible for your accident claim.
If you have been in a car accident in Colorado,contact Sloat Law at 303-447-1144 or 800-873-3202.
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