After an accident, victims are hurt, distressed, and may not know what comes next. It’s natural to feel high levels of anxiety after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. In fact, any kind of accident induces panic and anxiety in victims. Becoming injured, possibly in the hospital for treatment, and facing lost wages if the victim becomes unable to work for an extended period of time is not something a victim should attempt to take on on their own. The Shaked Law Blog‘s Law Resource will seek to provide our readers with the Top 3 Reasons to seek legal help after an accident.
Reason Number One (1): The Insurance Companies Don’t Play Fair
Insurance companies don’t play fair and never will. When dealing with the insurance company alone, a victim will not be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve after their accident. The truth is, insurance companies use the tactic Deny, Delay, Don’t Pay to scare off victims from realizing they deserve compensation. Without an attorney, dealing with the insurance company will be an endless loop of back and forth that will never be resolved, and ultimately, the victim will give up, saving the insurance companies millions of dollars and allowing them to continue to use this game in the future.
After an insurance claim is denied, delayed, and ultimately not paid by the insurance company a few unacceptable things are bound to happen to the victim if they chose to attempt to fight the insurance company alone: pain and suffering can occur, the medical bills become too expensive, and the victim finds themselves out of work with no income coming in. Without a way to cover not only medical expenses, but other bills while their claim is again and again denied by a company that prioritizes profits over patients, what next? The idea of a victim remaining injured, in pain, and suffering mental anguish for an extended period of time is why Board Certified attorneys are invaluable to clients.
Retaining a Board Certified lawyer quickly after an accident can stop the Deny, Delay, Don’t Pay games before they ever have a chance to occur. The insurance company will do their best to attempt to go up against an experienced lawyer, but ultimately that will fail, and with the lawyer on their side the client will be able to obtain the maximum amount of compensation owed to them.
Reason Number Two (2): Serious Bodily Injury Requires Experienced Legal Counsel
After an accident with bodily injuries it’s important to find an attorney to represent the victim’s case that understands the extent of those injuries. An attorney who is familiar with Traumatic Brain Injury cases but has never litigated one at trial should not be entrusted with a case in which a victim was left with migraines, a concussion, or cognitive difficulties. These are conditions which require a team of not only legal experts, but medical experts to testify on behalf of the victim. A Board Certified attorney will be able to properly execute Discovery as well as line up the expert witnesses needed for trial, if the case requires one.
Reason Number Three (3): The Victim Was Not At-Fault
Following an accident in which a victim becomes severely injured, the insurance company may attempt to play a game of “who was at fault?” even when it’s clear the victim did not cause the accident. Another tactic in the Deny, Delay, Don’t Pay charade. An experienced lawyer will never be bullied by the insurance company into settling for less than their client deserves. What’s more important, is that an experienced senior attorney will be able to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, at trial if necessary, that their client did not cause the accident during which they suffered serious bodily injury.
A senior attorney will gather evidence from Day One. During the initial consultation they’ll know what questions to ask, what information is necessary immediately to get the ball rolling on the case, and which expert witnesses will be needed to testify on behalf of the client.
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