When Should I Hire an Attorney After an Accident?
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on June 8, 2018 in Car Accident News. Updated on February 24, 2022
If you have been injured in an accident that you believe resulted from another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, it is always in your best interest to contact an attorney to find out the true amount of compensation you deserve.
At Lynch Law Firm, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of negligence obtain justice and the compensation they need after being injured in an accident. Our decades of combined legal experience has provided us the skills and knowledge you need to represent your claim.
Do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case against the at-fault party involved in your accident. Our informed attorneys will provide you the knowledge you need to understand the options that may be available to you or your loved ones. We only work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not be charged upfront legal fees. You only have to pay us if we recover compensation for your claim.
How an Attorney Can Help You
One of the many benefits of working with a skilled attorney is that he or she will act as your advocate throughout the claims process. This includes handling every aspect of your claim, such as:
- Communicating with insurance companies
- Negotiating with the at-fault party’s attorneys
- Gathering evidence that helps support your claim
- Collecting your medical records that show the extent of your injuries and the type of treatment you received
- Interviewing witnesses who may have first-hand knowledge of the accident
- Obtaining police reports that indicate which party may be at fault for the accident
After an accident, victims are often left confused as to how to proceed with filing a personal injury claim. Many victims may be unaware of important aspects of New Jersey’s personal injury laws, including the state’s statute of limitations and comparative negligence laws.
These are important factors that insurance companies and attorneys representing the at-fault party often depend on to help reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay the victim or use to deny his or her claim altogether.
However, a trusted attorney will work to protect your claim from interference from insurance companies and the at-fault party’s attorneys. He or she will provide you with informed knowledge of the amount of time you may have to bring a case against the at-fault party, and ensure you are not unfairly blamed for contributing to the accident.
An Attorney Will Understand How Much Your Claim Is Worth
Another advantage of hiring an attorney is that he or she will understand the true value of your personal injury claim by determining if you are entitled to compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical assistive equipment
- Travel cost to and from medical appointments
- Prescription medication
Often, insurance companies provide victims and their loved ones with an initial settlement offer with the intention of quickly resolving their claim. However, an insurance company’s priority after an accident is to pay the victims as little compensation as possible. This means the initial settlement offer provided to the victims will likely not reflect the true extent of the damages he or she has suffered.
Likewise, many accident victims suffer injuries that require life-long treatment and care. This can include extensive long-term rehabilitation, the assistance of a caregiver or requiring the use of medical assistive equipment.
By hiring a trusted attorney to represent your claim, you are ensuring your interests will be protected and adequately compensated for your injuries and losses. An attorney will not hesitate to pursue the maximum amount of compensation you deserve after being injured in an accident.
Contact Lynch Law Firm for Experienced Legal Help
One of the most important things to remember after being injured in an accident is that you are protected by legal rights. An attorney will provide you with the resources and support you need to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
Contact Lynch Law Firm after you have been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by another’s negligence. We will review your claim and help you determine if you have a case against the at-fault party.
Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of negligence and will not hesitate to pursue every legal option that may be available for your claim. We only charge our clients if we recover compensation on their behalf, so there is no risk in contacting us to discuss your claim.
Call (800) 518-0508 today to schedule your free consultation.