Understanding The Legal Process

After An Accident: Reasons Why You Need A Lawyer

by Eli Gregory

It can be difficult to imagine how confusing things are after an accident. However, one thing should be clear to you—you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as you are able. Getting your life back to normal again means not only healing from your physical injuries but also healing financially. Read on and learn the reasons why you need a personal injury lawyer. 

To protect your rights to compensation

If you are at fault for the accident, you will be up against the other driver's insurance company. They are not likely to cooperate and provide you with what you deserve unless you have legal representation. Your lawyer can advise you on the intricacies of accident law and guide you to making good decisions. 

To keep you from making expensive mistakes

Your lawyer understands how things work after an accident. They know, for instance, how damaging it can be to your case if you speak to the accident adjuster for the other side. They can provide you with more tips on how to behave, what to do, and what not to do. 

To evaluate the value of your case

Don't take knowing what your case is worth for granted—it's not as simple as it may seem. Each of your forms of damage has an economic value. Your pain and suffering, however, are not as straightforward and will be a complex calculation. Your lawyer can evaluate your damages and know exactly how much you deserve to be paid. They can also back up that demand for payment with proof of your losses.

To work with the other driver's insurer to get you paid

Personal injury lawyers understand how the negotiation process works. You want to be paid as much as possible and so does your lawyer since their pay is likely based on your settlement. They know what you deserve based on your unique damages and how similar cases have been settled in your area. That provides them with the ammunition to advocate for you. 

To help you avoid court

Taking a case to court is time-consuming and expensive. Your lawyer will use their powers of persuasion to keep your case out of court by settling it. On your side is the fact that the other side also wants to settle outside of court. However, having a strong case and a strong personal injury presence can make a lot of difference. 

Speak to a car accident lawyer to find out more.