It can happen to anyone. One minute you are driving down the road, on your way to work, to pick up your children or out with a night with friends. In a split second, everything can change. Not only may your immediate plans for that day be altered, depending on the injuries you sustained, the road you stand to face could be significant. Once the dust has settled, it may be an option to set your sights on pursuing compensation for the damages you have experienced. An attorney can step in, take the lead, and work hard for you to maximize your settlement. Here are some ways we may be able to support you in achieving this outcome:
Building a Case with Strong Evidence
There are several key components that make up a strong car accident claim. In order to obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered, an attorney will work with you to ensure that all key elements are present, and supported. This will include:
- Duty of Care
- Breach of the Duty of Care
In order to do this, your case will need key pieces of evidence to prove that all of these personal injury elements are present. We will work with you to gather evidence such as:
- Police Reports
- Photographs/Videos of the Accident
- Photographs of your Injuries
- Medical Records (including expenses)
- Witness Information
When recovering from injuries, knowing the necessary evidence and the process of gathering it can be overwhelming. We will work to help you gather all of the necessary evidence you need to maximize the settlement offer you may be entitled to.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Once the claims process has been initiated, an insurance adjuster will be assigned to investigate and review the claim. The insurance adjuster will be looking to pay out as little as possible to you for the accident. As a result, they will search for signs that you could be held responsible, at least for some portion of the accident in addition to looking to mitigate the damages you have suffered. Attorneys play a key role in the process. As skilled negotiators, they are experienced in the art of negotiation. The initial settlement offer from the insurance company is just a starting off point.
Securing the services of an attorney may be one of the most important ways to protect yourself from the curveballs that may come with a car accident case. With all that lies before you regarding your case, why not proceed with legal counsel?
To be injured in a car accident and in need of an auto accident doctor Wheaton, MD offers is something that no person should have to endure alone.
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