Need Compensation For An Auto Accident?
If you or a loved one was hurt by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and more. Be careful though. Getting compensation is no easy process. The path is filled with obstacles. You can benefit by having an experienced attorney working as your advocate.
Obstacles To Watch Out For After A Motor Vehicle Accident
There are many obstacles that may prevent you from getting fair compensation. They include:
The minor injury: In the post-accident adrenaline rush, an injury may not seem so bad. It can be tempting to sweep the car or truck accident under the rug and move on with life. All too often, accident victims realize that an injury is much more serious than they initially thought. What seemed like a sore neck may turn out to be whiplash. What seemed like a minor backache may turn out to be a herniated disk. What seemed like simple soreness may turn out to be fractures. Make certain your injuries are properly diagnosed by a doctor you trust.
The quick settlement offer: Soon after suffering a serious injury, you may be contacted by the negligent driver’s insurance company. You may be offered a settlement right away. The settlement may seem reasonable, but you have not had all your medical treatment yet. You have not fully healed. You do not know the costs that need to be covered. If you accept a settlement now and it does not cover everything, you will not be able to go back for more.
The evasive insurance company: Many motor vehicle accident victims attempt to handle their claims themselves. Insurance companies appreciate this. They know that you have to heal and get back to work and live your life. You do not have time to hunt them down. They will hide in hopes that you give up and just accept a lowball offer or nothing at all. At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt in Birmingham, Alabama, our attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies and get maximum compensation.
Even The Odds Against The Insurance Company
Ultimately, car and truck crash claims are insurance matters. These matters can get quite complex. For example, what if the at-fault driver does not have adequate insurance coverage or any insurance coverage at all? What if the insurance company only offers a tiny amount and your bills are overwhelming? You need an advocate to see that you get fair treatment.
Our lawyers have been handling motor vehicle wreck cases for over 25 years. We have the knowledge of the law and the strength to take on an insurance company and do what is right for you. Through negotiation or trial, we will be your advocates.