If you’ve been injured in a car accident and were not at fault, your next step should be to speak to a car accident attorney. The driver who was cited for the accident and his/her insurance company will do whatever they can to settle this claim for far less than you deserve - and before you have time to call an attorney! Insurance companies are in business to make money, period! They couldn’t care less about your injuries and medical expenses. Listed below are five benefits to hiring an experienced car accident attorney
1) You’ll Have Proper Representation in Court
If your case goes to court, you’ll need a highly experienced attorney at your side to fight the insurance company. A skilled attorney will know how to navigate every step of the legal process and ensure you are properly represented and justly compensated!
2) An Attorney Understands the Law
The State of Ohio has a number of laws in place regarding filing suit against at-fault drivers and insurance companies. You need an attorney who understands all of these laws and can successfully argue on your behalf.
3) An Expert Will Help You Determine the Extent of Your Damages
Whether you walked away with modest injuries or were transported to a hospital with extensive injuries, you likely have recourse to be compensated for more than bodily injury and medical bills. Additional factors that may result in a higher monetary award include; loss of income, anxiety or PTSDs, vehicle repairs and more!
4) The Claims Process Isn’t Easy to Navigate
Pursuing an accident claim in order to receive compensation isn’t easy. Every last detail must be performed properly, which is why you’ll need the help of an successful accident attorney.
5) You Need Someone with Negotiation Experience
In many instances, the insurance company and the at-fault party will attempt to settle out of court. The insurance company knows the odds of settling for less is greater than if the court determines your award. As such, you’ll need a skilled negotiator.
If you’ve been in a car accident, contact NRS today to speak to one of our skilled and experienced accident attorneys.