How a Lawyer Can Help You After a Car Accident

October 4, 2018 / 8:00 pm

You drive this road every day.

You know every turn, every stoplight, every sign. Every day, it’s pretty much the same drive.

Then one day, it’s a different drive. You have a green light, but somebody makes an illegal left turn right in your path. You have time to think, “This is going to happen,” right before the crash.

The next thing you know, you’re talking to a paramedic. The police are on their way. You’ve been injured and need medical attention, but you might also need a lawyer.

In the wake of a car crash, accident lawyers in PA can help in a lot of different ways.

1. They can get evidence to show liability

A good personal injury attorney can track down the evidence you need to show liability after a car crash and can revisit the scene to get a sense of what happened. Even if you’ve taken photos of the after the accident, accident lawyers in PA have spent their career studying collision scenes, and their perspective on the crash can be invaluable.

They’ll also make sure to talk to investigating officers and witnesses and to get their hands on the accident reports, all to prove evidence of liability.

2. They will talk to the other driver’s insurance company

After a car accident – or in any personal injury case – your attorney will need to communicate with the insurance adjuster for the other driver. It’s the adjuster who will ultimately provide compensation, so it’s vital that your lawyer has a solid relationship with them.

3. They will prove evidence of damages

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car crash, accident lawyers in PA can help you get all the documentation and bills from your health care providers.

Whether it’s dealing with giant, labyrinthine hospital billing systems or trying to coax records out of a doctor’s office, your lawyer can make sure you have the information you need to prove your case.

Your lawyer can also negotiate with lien holders on your claim – in the case of things like disability and worker’s comp insurance – to lower the amount of those liens.

4. They can negotiate a settlement

Finally, accident lawyers in PA know how to negotiate your settlement. This is a skill not a lot of people have, and a personal injury attorney knows how to get the best price possible from insurers.

Can I handle this on my own?

We’re not saying you should call an attorney for a minor accident. If everyone walked away unhurt and you aren’t going to miss work, you should be okay.

Bur representing yourself after a major accident is risky. Chances are you don’t know the law and haven’t spent much time negotiating settlements.

A good personal injury lawyer knows the ins and outs of the laws connected to car crashes. They can prepare your paperwork, represent you in court and help you get the settlement you need.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, the attorneys at Penglase & Benson are ready to help you get justice. We’ll work quickly to preserve evidence and provide you with the assistance you need to get compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.