According to the World Health Organization, as many as 50 million people suffer auto accident injuries every year. For many, those damages are life-limiting in some way, if not disabling. Having an attorney on your side increases your chances of getting the financial support necessary to recover. If you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, here’s how a lawyer can help.
Why Hire a Lawyer After an Auto Accident Injury?
1. Understand the Different Types of Compensation to Pursue
Many don’t realize they can receive compensation beyond the cost of their medical care. In fact, there are several types of damages to consider, and your attorney will explore each of these options with you. For example, you may be able to receive funds for property damage—like the cost to repair or replace a vehicle—as well as lost wages due to time off for the recovery, future loss of wages, the costs of future medical care stemming from the injury, and pain and suffering.
2. Negotiate a Fair Settlement
The insurance company may try to get you to settle before the matter goes to court or you've secured legal counsel. Many people aren't comfortable negotiating the terms of a settlement or even know what their case is worth. As such, an attorney's guidance is invaluable. A lawyer will negotiate on your behalf and ensure you don't settle for less than a fair amount.
3. Achieve Some Peace of Mind
The legalities stemming from an auto accident injury can quickly become overwhelming. When you're dealing with a medical issue that has a profound effect on your life, legal matters add more stress than is bearable. An attorney will shoulder some of this burden, tending to the details, filing the necessary paperwork, and communicating with others in your case, offering much-needed peace of mind during this difficult time.
If you've experienced an auto accident injury, let the lawyers at Love-Sloan Law, LLC, look out for your best interests. For 20 years, this Rock Hill, SC, legal team has been helping area clients navigate a variety of accident and injury cases, offering quality legal counsel and representation through every step of the process. Call (803) 326-0000 or visit their website to make an appointment today.