Why You Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents happen more often than anyone would like – they have become a modern-day reality for many American drivers. In fact, there were 12,107 serious injury crashes in Texas during 2020 and the car accident fatality death toll reached 3,896. Rural areas, like many of those surrounding our beloved Amarillo, accounted for 51.03% of all traffic fatalities statewide. With the prevalence of motor vehicle accidents causing serious injuries or even deaths, it is important for those involved and their loved ones to consider why they need to hire a car accident lawyer.
Being involved in a roadway collision is a traumatizing experience, both physically and mentally. Your body often goes into shock, leaving you unable to recognize or feel the pain you may be suffering from internal injuries or other crash-related damages. In addition, you are likely struggling to mentally process what has happened to you, any passengers in your vehicle, and your car itself. While first responders and insurance companies deal with these incidents daily, for the people who are hurt, the process can be confusing, upsetting, and frustrating.
Why People Hesitate to Call a Lawyer
There are many reasons people fail to reach out to a car accident lawyer. Some of these reasons for hesitancy include:
- They think their crash is too minor – either they don’t feel hurt or their car doesn’t look that damaged so they think they won’t feel hurt later or don’t have a legitimate claim for damages
- They don’t like lawyers or want to get involved in the legal system because of misconceptions or a prior bad experience
- They wrongly think the insurance companies will do the right thing and pay them everything they ask for
- They are scared because of their citizenship status
Why You Should Call a Lawyer After Your Car Accident
For the best possible results after a car accident, meaning to obtain the maximum financial compensation possible, you should always consult with a personal injury lawyer. This is the most important reason – lawyers know the law and that means they understand all damages potentially available to you. Our experienced trial attorneys are trained to protect your legal rights and know what adds up to full and fair compensation – and what doesn’t. Your financial damages can include items such as medical bills, disability, property damage to your vehicle, and items contained therein or on your person at the time of the crash, disfigurement, pain, suffering, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, and more.
In addition to ensuring that you ask for and receive all of the funds for all of the losses you sustained in the collision, a lawyer is also extremely experienced at dealing with insurance companies. In fact, we have dealt with them hundreds of times. Insurance adjusters are paid to care about their own company’s bottom line and not to pay you full compensation. Let an attorney handle the insurance company negotiations so you can focus on your physical recovery.
One of the most crucial aspects of a successful car accident claim is establishing liability or proving who was at fault. In some cases, proving liability is as easy as obtaining and referring to the police report; however, not all cases are cut and dry. Even with a police report and corroborating witness statements, an experienced lawyer will need to support your claim with other evidence, such as video footage from surveillance cameras on buildings near the accident scene that captured the crash, accident scene photos, medical records, and more.
Should negotiations with the at-fault driver and/or their insurance company fall apart, a car accident lawyer will be able to take your case to court. If you attempt litigation on your own, the at-fault party and their insurance company will have the upper hand by a longshot and may even get your case dismissed, leaving you without the ability to obtain the funds you need to move forward in life. Don’t take on the additional pressure of trying to go through legal proceedings alone; a lawyer can file your case and ensure all necessary items are prepared accurately and timely filed. When trial comes around, a litigator will persuasively and thoroughly present the evidence to a judge and/or jury, increasing your chances of getting the full financial compensation you deserve.
Amarillo Car Accident Lawyers
Whether it’s insurance negotiation, knowing what injuries to look for, or understanding the applicable law, Amarillo car accident lawyers are much better equipped to obtain the best compensation possible for you and your loved ones. If you try to work with insurance companies alone or accept any sort of check or settlement, you will not be fully compensated. The personal injury lawyers of Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough are local lawyers who care about our community and we take pride in helping those who’ve been hurt recover physically, mentally, and financially.