Being in a car accident is traumatic. You can be seriously injured and your property completely destroyed. The minutes after an accident are usually a blur and it can be hard for victims to figure out the best way to handle their case. The most important things to many people are having their property repaired or replaced, and receiving necessary medical treatment. But these things cost money, and it is best to let a trained legal professional help you get all you deserve.
The top five ways an attorney helps with car accident cases include:
- Investigating the facts, which includes talking to witnesses and examining the events that led up to the wreck.
- Negotiating with the insurance adjuster for a full and fair settlement.
- Reviewing the medical records so a clear argument about your injuries and what is needed to fully recover can be made.
- Determining liability and seeking damages from the responsible driver.
- Making sure you do not accept a settlement that is less than you deserve, or that gives up important rights.
If needed, an attorney will file a lawsuit to get you the compensation you deserve. The timeframe within which to file a case is 2 years from the date of the accident and if you miss this deadline you will not be able to take your case to Court. Proper docketing of when your case is due has to be done right away, and plans put in place to file a case if a reasonable settlement offer is not made. Your attorney will docket all deadlines and make certain your case is ready to go if needed. It is important to understand you do not have to wait the full 2 years and it is usually pretty clear early on in negotiations whether you will need to file with the Courts, or if you are going to be able to settle your case. We act fast, while being careful not to overlook critical pieces of evidence in your case. We understand you want to put the accident behind you as quickly as possible, and stay on track with all deadlines.
If you have been in an accident, call the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC for help. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information.