Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

Categories: Car Accidents

There are very few situations when you should try to navigate the complexities of a car accident claim alone. In fact, most of the time, it is always best to hire an experienced injury attorney to help you pursue the best outcome. This is true even when you are certain that you’re not at fault for an accident.

There are a number of reasons to consult with an injury lawyer immediately after an accident. For example, you will want to avoid providing insurance companies with a recorded statement about the accident until after you have talked with an experienced lawyer. Insurance companies may attempt to use your statement against you, so it is always best to have a lawyer’s assistance in clearly communicating important facts about the accident. You may also want to have an attorney gather and evaluate evidence to support your potential claim. Lawyers who specialize in injury litigation have a unique understanding of the important types of evidence for any particular case. Another reason to consult with an injury lawyer is they may be able to assist you in selecting the most appropriate healthcare professional to assist in your recovery after an accident.

Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye and are often the result of another driver acting carelessly, driving recklessly, or driving while distracted. Some accidents can involve multiple vehicles and causes, while others are caused by a single driver who is the sole reason for the crash. If you are involved in an accident, and you know that someone else is entirely to blame, you should consult with an attorney to help you sort out the most effective strategy for helping you recover, both physically and financially. As a general rule, it is usually a good idea to talk with an attorney as soon as possible following a car crash.

Accidents can result in significant losses

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, you may be suffering from serious injuries or substantial property damage. If this is the case, you should at least consult with a lawyer regardless of who might be at fault for the crash. The earlier you consult with an attorney, the better.

A negligent driver’s insurance company is often motivated to undervalue your claim and limit their own financial exposure. If you try to handle your claim by yourself, insurance companies may attempt to pressure you into accepting a minimal payment to resolve the case. This is why it is incredibly important to work with an experienced injury lawyer, who understands how to fight with insurance companies to make sure you are offered a reasonable amount to cover your injuries and damages. The professionals at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers have helped hundreds of accident victims deal with at-fault drivers and their insurance companies.

What if a Settlement Offer seems fair?

You may be tempted to accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without going through the process of consulting with an attorney. However, you should be aware, as a condition of accepting an insurance company’s settlement offer, you most often will be made to promise not to sue them or the driver they insure. Please consider this before you accept an amount from an insurance company. An experienced injury law firm, like the team at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, will be able to evaluate settlement offers from insurance companies to determine whether the offer is fair and reasonable.

Remember, when you suffer significant injuries in an accident, insurance adjusters will request voluminous records and evidence before the insurance company makes an offer. It can become incredibly time-consuming and difficult to fulfill the insurance company’s requests, especially if you are trying to recover from serious accident-related injuries. Hiring an attorney to assist you in this process will take the guesswork out of working with insurance companies.

Another reason to consult with an experienced injury lawyer is that settlement offers from insurance companies may only partially address some of the damages you are entitled to. For instance, you may receive a settlement offer from an at-fault driver’s insurance company in an amount that would fully address your medical bills but which will be insufficient to compensate you for the loss of your vehicle, lost wages, future surgeries, or even the pain and suffering you experienced in an accident. Make sure you don’t settle for less than you deserve. At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we believe that our clients deserve to Demand More, and we fight every day to ensure that accident victims are made whole after a car crash.

What if the at-fault driver blames you for an accident?

You may be confident that the other driver is completely to blame for causing an accident, but there are situations where at-fault drivers don’t accept responsibility. If this is the case, it may result in ongoing investigations by each insurance company. When the dispute involves compensation for serious injuries, you may be forced to file a lawsuit to recover.

When a lot is at stake, and the responsible party isn’t willing to accept blame, you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. A car accident case can be relatively simple when only one person is wholly to blame, but you may still need the assistance of an attorney to prove that you deserve compensation for your medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

Were you or a loved one injured in an accident?

The law offices of Brian D. Guralnick help Florida residents and tourists seek compensation and Demand More? for their injuries.

If you have been involved in an accident and the responsible party or their insurance company is refusing to accept liability or has accepted liability but won’t make a fair settlement offer, contact the office of Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers to help protect your legal rights. Our team has more than 30 years of experience advocating for accident victims to ensure that they are fairly compensated for their injuries and damages.

Brian D. Guralnick

About the Author: Brian D. Guralnick

Brian D. Guralnick has been successfully representing injured accident victims in Florida since 1993. He has been voted “Best of the Best” personal injury lawyer by the Palm Beach Post for multiple years. If you have been injured in any type of accident, please call Brian and his team 24/7 at 561-202-6673.