Benefits Of Hiring An Auto Accident Attorney After A Crash

September 15, 2017 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Benefits Of Hiring An Auto Accident Attorney After A Crash

Suffering an injury in a car accident can have a dramatic effect on your life. You may need long-term medical care to manage the effects of your injury and this may cause you to miss time at work, which could lower your monthly income, making it tougher to support yourself and your family. If the accident that led to your injury was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, it can be confusing and stressful to attempt to navigate the legal process on your own, particularly when you are managing an injury. Having an experienced car accident lawyer by your side to serve as your advocate can be an invaluable resource. The attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have decades of combined experience and will fight for your best interests throughout the entire process. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation to review your accident claim and explain your legal options. There are many ways we can assist you with your claim, including:

Talking To The Insurance Company

One of the most important jobs we have as attorneys is to talk to the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf. We know that many insurance companies are focused on minimizing monetary payouts to victims and will take all steps possible to diminish the value of a claim or deny it altogether. For example, the insurer may claim you are at fault for the accident or that your injuries are a result of a pre-existing medical condition. Our attorneys are used to working with insurance companies and know how to counter these and other attempts to unfairly devalue or deny claims. Our goal is to try to help ensure your claim is taken seriously and handled in a fair manner.

Gathering Evidence To Support Your Claim

We will also gather evidence to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident and the other driver was at fault, including:
  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Property damage reports
  • Pictures of the accident scene
  • Surveillance footage
  • Medical records that link your injury to the accident

Assembling Medical Documentation

Car accident claims often involve serious injuries like:
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Nerve damage
  • Amputations
  • Contusions
That is why we will work with your doctors to gather relevant medical documents to establish the severity of your injuries, the connection between the accident and the injury, and how your injuries will affect you in the future.

Applying Relevant Laws

One of the main reasons to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer is you probably do not have in-depth knowledge of relevant laws. Our auto accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of various laws that might apply to your claim. For example, we can analyze the accident to determine if the other driver violated any traffic laws. We can also determine when the statute of limitations for your claim runs out to help ensure your claim is filed before the statute of limitations expires. The statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a legal claim. Once the deadline passes, you lose the right to file a claim and pursue compensation for your injuries.

Negotiating A Favorable Settlement

Once your claim is assembled, we will help to negotiate a favorable settlement. We will prepare a demand letter that shows the value of your claim and how we calculated it. When determining the value of your claim, our attorneys consider the damages that you have sustained, such as:
  • The medical expenses you incurred
  • Any future medical treatments that may be necessary
  • The wages you lost while you were recovering from your injuries
  • Any other income that you may lose due to lasting effects of the accident on your professional life
  • The property damage you sustained
If the insurance company offers you a settlement that is unreasonably low, we are prepared to continue negotiating for the compensation you deserve. If we are unsuccessful, we are prepared to file a lawsuit to recover what you are entitled.

Contact One Of Our Attorneys Today For A Free Consultation

The experienced attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have helped many injury victims recover compensation for damages from a car accident caused by a careless driver. Our skilled attorneys can assist with all of the tasks mentioned above, attempting to recover maximum compensation so you and your family can attempt to move forward. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we only recover legal fees if you receive compensation.