If you have sustained injuries following a motor vehicle collision, you have the right to seek damages which will help to significantly reduce the financial burden caused by the incident.
While insurance companies may be able to settle minor collision claims, where the claims are significant, having an attorney is essential. Here are some of the situations that may call for the assistance of a lawyer with experience in these type of cases.
You Have Injuries
After an accident, the extent of the injuries you’ve sustained determines if you need to call for a lawyer. Typically, if a person gets minor injuries like scratches, he/she may not need legal representation.
But, if you are involved in an accident, it’s still important to seek medical attention immediately. This confirms if you’ve sustained injuries that aren’t immediately apparent, like a concussion. And remember that even a simple whiplash, soft tissue damage, or spinal trauma can lead to more serious conditions. If these injuries will incur medical bills worth more than a thousand dollars, it’s best to call the car accident attorneys.
No One Admits Fault
You should consider hiring someone who can help you if the person who has caused the accident does not admit fault. If a significant amount of damage and injuries are involved, a lawyer can help determine what should be done to assist you in your claim.
In some states like Kentucky, a “comparative fault” system is used, which can be confusing. This system considers your share of fault, which reduces the amount of damages you may receive. A comparative fault system can be a challenge when it comes to resolving fault, which is why it’s crucial to have a lawyer.
Problems With the Insurance Company
Different problems may arise when you submit your claim to the insurance company. Remember that insurance companies have a team of lawyers and trained claims adjusters who will evaluate your claim to the advantage of the insurance company.
Facing a team of lawyers or a huge company by yourself isn’t a wise decision. Thankfully, you can always get a lawyer who’s trained in negotiating with insurance companies. Their legal representation will help you get fair compensation.
Talk to a Lawyer Today
A car collision can create a lot of financial burdens, which is why you should see an auto accident lawyer who can help you fight for your claim. It’s a good thing that Vanover, Hall & Bartley has experienced, reliable attorneys who will do their best to help you. Reach out to us today to learn more.