Thousands of car accidents happen across the country every day. Suffering an injury after a car accident can have a traumatic effect on your life. The economic consequences of a car accident can be devastating, even with adequate health insurance and auto coverage.
Other costs might include lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and home modifications. If another driver’s negligence caused your car accident and subsequent injury, you might be able to build a personal injury claim against them.
A personal injury lawyer can assist you with the process of obtaining the compensation you deserve. Let’s go over some of the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer after your car accident.
You Can Focus on Your Health
After suffering a devastating injury caused by the negligent actions of another, the last thing you want to have to deal with is negotiating with the insurance company or dealing with complex legal details. Thankfully, when you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, you do not have to.
In fact, now is the time you can focus on attending follow-up appointments, continuing physical occupational therapy, spending time with your family, and focusing on your health. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf while you focus on recuperating from the trauma you endured. This way, you can minimize your stress and regain as much functionality, mobility, and strength as possible.
Your Lawyer Will Gather Evidence
While you focus more of your attention on healing, your personal injury attorney will be working diligently on your behalf. Did you know the burden of proof and civil lawsuits is different from that of criminal court? In criminal Court, the prosecutor must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt for the jury to return a guilty verdict.
The same is not true in civil claims. The burden of proof in civil court is based on a preponderance of the evidence. This is a much lower burden, as the evidence presented simply must suggest to the jury that the defendant is likely at fault for causing their injuries. For this reason, the evidence presented must be compelling.
Examples of such evidence could include:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Medical records
- Interviews with experts and specialists
- Copies of police reports
- Expense tracking logs
- Personal journal entries
- Video of the accident
- Photos of your injuries
Your Personal Injury Lawyer Will Identify the Liable Party
One of your personal injury lawyer’s most important responsibilities will be figuring out who is responsible for causing the accident. Generally, liable parties are compelled to compensate victims for their damages.
By conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident, we can reveal the identities of anyone and everyone who may have played a part in causing your accident and subsequent injuries.
Your Attorney Will Help You Explore Your Legal Options
You might be surprised to learn that you do not necessarily have to go to trial to maximize your financial compensation. For some injury victims, filing a claim with the insurance company may be enough. If the liable party has comprehensive insurance coverage, you may have an opportunity to be repaid for your losses in full through an insurance claim alone.
Unfortunately, many people purchase the bare minimum amount of coverage as required by law. If this is true in your case, an insurance settlement is not going to be enough. Thankfully, your lawyer will be prepared to bring your case to trial.
Here, you will not be limited by the types and amount of coverage the policyholder purchased. Instead, you have a chance to be made whole. You might be able to avoid going to court if the liable party is willing to settle your claim reasonably without a trial. However, this is rare.
Your Injury Attorney Will Handle the Insurance Company
One of the most important jobs your attorney will handle is talking to the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf. Many insurance companies are focused on minimizing payouts to victims and will do whatever possible to dismiss the value of a claim or deny it altogether. Our skilled attorneys have good relationships with many insurance providers, and they know how to counter any attempts to deny claims unfairly.
Your Personal Injury Lawyer Will Fight for Total Compensation
Once your claim is prepared, your attorney will help to negotiate a favorable settlement. When determining the value of your claim, our attorneys consider the economic and non-economic damages that you have sustained, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Any future medical treatments
- Lost wages
- Any other income that you may lose due to the lasting effects of the accident
- Property damage
By working with an experienced and competitive law firm, you can rest assured that we will negotiate the best possible settlement for your injuries. We here at Snyder Law Group are proud to offer our clients a level of service that they can’t find anywhere else.
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior.
You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements.