Personal Injuries: Basic Knowledge For You

Been In A Car Accident? 4 Reasons Why You Need An Attorney

Car accidents can be traumatic events, especially if injuries are involved. If you've been injured in a car accident, you need to act fast to protect your rights. The last thing you want to do following a car accident is leave your physical and financial future in your own hands. That's why you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. If you're not sure you need an attorney, here are four reasons that will help you understand why you do.

Avoid Issues with Statute of Limitations

When it comes to the law, there are statute of limitations for everything, including how long you have to file a claim after a car accident. If you're not familiar with the laws of your state, you could miss the filing deadline, thereby ending your opportunity to seek damages for your injuries. A personal injury attorney will have firsthand knowledge of all statute of limitations for your area, which means your case will be filed on time.

Understand Your Rights to Compensation

You may know that you're entitled to compensation for your medical bills and to have your vehicle repaired following a car accident. However, you might not realize that there are other items you can be compensated for, as well. For instance, if your injuries require you to take time off from work, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages. You may also be entitled to compensation for personal items that were damaged or destroyed in the accident.

Create a Barrier Between You and the Insurance Company

If you've been injured in a car accident, insurance adjusters may act like they have your best interest in mind. However, insurance companies are in the business to save money for their clients. When you hire an attorney, you don't have to deal with the insurance company. Your attorney will take care of all the negotiations, which means you now have a barrier between you and the insurance company.

Translate Complex Insurance Policies

If you've ever read an insurance policy cover-to-cover, you know that they're filled with complex information. You can get lost in the fine print. At first glance, you might think that there are only certain ways that you can receive compensation from an insurance company. Your accident attorney will know how to decipher the insurance policy, which will ensure that you receive all the compensation you're entitled to, even the hidden coverage that you might not know you have.

If you've been injured in a car accident, you need legal representation. Don't take chances with your right to fair compensation. For other questions and concerns regarding your accident, be sure to speak to an attorney, such as those found at The Jaklitsch Law Group, as soon as possible.

About Me

Personal Injuries: Basic Knowledge For You

I have worked as a legal office assistant for about 20 years. The office specializes in personal injury claims, and many clients are looking for settlements. I have great compassion for the individuals I see, and most people are looking for money to pay their bills. Unfortunately, insurance claims are difficult and clients often file the wrong paperwork. They don't see many doctors due to costs, and settlement offers are generally low. I know that lawyers can help to raise claims substantially. They know the law and they can offer advice to clients so good results are seen. I want you to learn some basic information about personal injuries, insurance settlements, and the general claims process. Your rights and needs are important, but it's difficult to secure a settlement if you know nothing about the law. Gain some knowledge today, so your personal injury decisions are the right ones.

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