Injured in an Auto Accident?

Don’t Let Insurance Companies Pressure You to Settle

Auto accidents happen every day and if you’ve been hurt or injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or any other motor vehicle accident, you may be eligible for compensation.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that in 2015, there was a steep increase in traffic fatalities across the country after years of steady declines.

This recent spike in fatalities is tragic for many vulnerable families who are grieving their loss. Sadly, many insurance companies may take advantage of vulnerable people by working hard to settle claims quickly and for the lowest possible amount – all to boost profits.

Don’t settle and don’t sign away your rights without talking to an experienced personal injury law firm first.

3 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney After an Auto Accident

  1. An attorney will look out for your best interest and strive to get you the highest compensation possible. While settling your claim quickly with the insurance company might seem like a good plan, it’s critical to take the time to fully assess the injuries sustained. You only have one opportunity to prove your injuries. Once you accept a settlement, that decision is final and you may lose your rights to ever file another claim again – even if you discover your injuries are worse than you originally thought.
  2. He or she will know what questions to ask and can walk you through the claims process. Not only can an experienced attorney establish a timeline for each step in the process, they are familiar with the paperwork – saving you the hassle of having to navigate complex documents on your own.
  3. An attorney will help protect you from unnecessary or harassing inquiries from the insurance company or other parties involved. Your attorney knows what questions are relevant and will help protect your rights. You don’t want the insurance company to misconstrue your words and undermine your case.

How Were You Hurt?

If you were hurt or injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may qualify for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages or loss of earning ability, or pain and suffering caused by the accident. Did your accident result in any of the following injuries?

  • Death
  • Amputation
  • Bleeding
  • Brain damage
  • Burns
  • Cuts/bruises/abrasions
  • Fractured/Broken bones
  • Head injury
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of vision
  • Paralysis
  • Permanent scarring
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprained muscle
  • Torn ligament
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Time to File an Auto Accident Lawsuit is Limited

Don’t deal with the stress of fighting insurance companies when you should be focused on getting better. Navigating an accident claim can be complicated – if a motor vehicle accident happens, call Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation. There is no cost to speak to us. Time to take legal action is limited, so it is in your best interest to contact us as soon as you are able to do so.

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Last modified: September 10, 2020