When to seek a lawyer in a car accident case
Car accidents happen all the time. Once an accident has occurred, most people would like to make their insurance claim and try to move on from it quickly. However, many accident claims are best handled with legal counsel, so that the insurance company does not try to resolve the claim for less than its fair value. So, when do you need a lawyer to handle a personal injury car accident case? Here are a few instances:
1. If you feel that an insurance company is not treating you fairly
Insurance companies do everything they can to pay the least amount for a claim as possible. If you feel that an insurance carrier is not offering what your claim is worth, a personal injury lawyer is the best solution for getting what you deserve.
2. You experience pain, lost wages, mental anguish and/or medical and other out-of-pocket expenses
Even if an insurance company covers all of your medical expenses, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for other issues related to the accident. If you missed work or lost your job as a result of recovery time, a lawyer can help you get the pay you are owed. A lawyer can also help you get compensation for general damages, such as pain, mental anguish, physical impairment and a lowered quality of life as a result of injuries. Because general damages are not as clear cut as a hospital bill, insurance companies will try to avoid paying these damages, or try to pay you less than you are entitled to.
3. If your injuries are serious
A strong and experienced injury attorney will know how to properly work up and evaluate your claim. There are so many nuances and subtlies to effectively presenting an accident claim to an insurance company, that going that road alone, without expert legal guidance, can be disastrous.
4. Every time
Since it will not cost you a penny and there is absolutely no obligation, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in Lancaster, PA, give Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. a call for a thorough consultation and evaluation of your claim. They have the skill, knowledge and experience necessary to handle any case involving a car crash and will work their hardest to ensure the best possible outcome after an accident.