Being involved in a car accident can cause a myriad of issues, from astronomical medical bills to lost wages. As such, filing a lawsuit against the negligent party can help you recover compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. However, trying to navigate a personal injury lawsuit on your own can be incredibly difficult, so it’s in your best interest to obtain guidance from car accident attorneys if you’ve been injured. The following blog explores how legal representation can help your car accident case.
What complications can arise during my car accident case?
During a car accident lawsuit, several issues can arise. Most commonly, the defense will do everything possible to reduce the compensation you are entitled to. If you are unfamiliar with the law and the factors that can impact the outcome of your case, you may be more than willing to settle for an amount significantly less than you are owed. This can leave you struggling financially, as you may be unable to afford your medical bills, or without income if you cannot work because of the collision.
Additionally, the legal complexities of filing a lawsuit can be overwhelming and confusing. When you are trying to heal from the injuries you’ve sustained as a result of the crash, this can be too much to handle. As such, you may miss important deadlines or file the wrong documentation, delaying your case.
Why do I need a lawyer to help with my lawsuit?
As you can see, trying to take on a lawsuit by yourself can be incredibly complex. As such, working with an attorney can help strengthen your case, providing you with the best opportunity of receiving a favorable outcome.
In many instances, your attorney will work on your behalf to negotiate a settlement with the defense and their insurance company before your case even goes to trial. Your lawyer will gather evidence, speak to witnesses, connect with doctors and expert witnesses, and examine all documentation regarding the collision to help fight for the best outcome and create a strong case to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Most often, the defense and their insurance company will offer you significantly less than you deserve for the injuries you sustained. However, because your attorney has experience, they can calculate the damages you are entitled to to help you recover fair compensation.
If you cannot settle with the defense and your case proceeds to trial, having an attorney to represent you is paramount. At Friedman Schuman, our team is dedicated to working on your behalf. We understand how devastating a car accident can be for you and your family, which is why we will do everything we can to help you recover the compensation you deserve. If hurt because of a negligent driver, contact our team today.