Auto accidents are the most common accidents across the U.S. They can damage your car, sometimes beyond repair, and can cause inconvenience and serious injuries to the occupants of your vehicle, including you.
As long as the crash was not your fault, you stand a good chance of securing much needed compensation through a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. However, insurers may deny your claim for any number of reasons. That’s when you really need the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Damages You Could Receive After a Car Crash
After a car crash, there are damages that can be claimed. These depend on the exact circumstances involved, what has been damaged on your car or other property, and the nature of any injuries.
A personal injury claim sets out the various components that should receive compensation. These include economic components such as the repair bill to your car or any other property, any medical bills, lost wages, and transport costs while your vehicle is repaired or because of hospital treatment. Non-economic damages include compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the crash and, less frequently, punitive damages may be awarded if serious negligence can be proven.
Why Consider a Lawyer?
Even if you thought that your claim was fool proof and evidence for the other driver’s negligence in a crash was clear cut, an insurer may still deny your claim. Each state has different rules governing the way fault is considered in a personal injury case and insurers will do what they can to let their client off the hook and at the same time save themselves some money.
This is where it doesn’t make sense to avoid using a personal injury lawyer. The lawyer will know the state laws and will be used to negotiating with insurers in personal injury cases like yours.
Denial of a claim is usually due to lack of evidence that negligence was involved or when there is doubt that the crash was due totally to the actions of the other driver involved. Successful claims depend on reliable evidence, and that’s what your lawyer will be looking for when you ask for advice and legal help.
Work With a PI Lawyer Today
A personal injury claim after a crash that was not your fault may be anywhere between several hundred dollars for the repair of your car right through to several tens of thousands of dollars if serious injuries are involved. The higher the stakes, the more important it is that you use the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
There is no reason to not use a lawyer because of the cost of the lawyer’s legal fees, as these are almost always deferred until a successful settlement is reached, so there are no up-front fees involved.
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