You never dream of being in that situation. The sudden impact, the violent and abrupt interruption to a normal day driving on the road. When you’re involved in an auto accident, it can turn your entire life upside down and seem daunting and scary to deal with. The reality of the danger we face every day while driving never arrives when we’re expecting it.
Any injuries that occur during the accident instantly mix with the physical damage to your vehicle. Oklahomans are forced to rely upon a personal mode of transportation to live their lives in this state, and losing that can cause even more stress and hardship in your life.
Dealing with insurance can be another huge pain after an accident. You’ll have to make a tough decision: Do you want to handle the insurance company and settle the claim on your own? If the accident is minor and no one got hurt, this is often a no-brainer. These accidents are routine, and you can definitely manage it on your own in most cases.
But, what if the accident caused physical and emotional pain along with damage to property? Not only are you at less than 100 percent to deal with the insurance companies, but the stakes become much larger when it comes to compensation for your pain and suffering. This is when you need to strongly consider contacting a law office to ensure you get justice. We’ll break down just a few of the reasons why a lawyer can be beneficial following an auto accident.
Lawyers Will Help Obtain Important Evidence
When it comes to evidence gathering, you’ll want a trusted attorney on your side. A lawyer will often recruit investigators to collect evidence from the accident as well as talk to potential witnesses and emergency personnel who were present during the accident. This is to gather the first kind of evidence: liability evidence.
Liability evidence is important to prove fault for the accident, and a good lawyer will leave no stone unturned when working through this kind of evidence. Even the smallest details could be important to your case.
The next phase of this stage is for your lawyer to obtain evidence of damages. Contacting a lawyer quickly after a large-scale accident is vastly important, as well as documenting your injuries. The process of obtaining official documents from doctors and specialists can be extremely difficult and time-consuming, many times involving multiple requests and constant diligence of the attorney on the case. Often times, a special note of opinion from the doctors will need to be obtained as well.
Evidence of damages are integral to the success and settlement amount for your case, so you’ll need to trust in a lawyer who will go the extra mile to prove the damages of the case, as well as the liability.
Lawyers Will Handle the Case on Your Behalf
Once you get on board with a qualified, professional car accident attorney you trust, much of your work is over. They will be your champion and advocate in and out of the courtroom with the other involved party from the accident as well as their insurance company. It’s incredibly important to maintain close contact with the insurance adjusters and your lawyer will maintain those lines of communication on your behalf to keep the process moving forward.
Additionally, in many cases, there are other lien holders involved. These parties often try to get their hands on as much money as possible from any damages you incur after litigation. A lawyer will negotiate with these lien holding parties to reduce their lien. This creates larger net settlement earnings for you and your family.
All of this gets wrapped into a settlement demand letter. From there, the path to settling the case or going to court is completely taken care of by your attorney. Peace of mind about your litigation is just one small comfort you can count on after a bad accident. Having a lawyer out there fighting for your justice on a daily basis gives you time to heal both mentally and physically and get on with getting back to normal life.
If you’ve been in an accident in Oklahoma that you feel might benefit from legal counsel, Laird Hammons Laird is here to talk. Contact us today for free legal consultation, and meet with our team who is always ready to fight for justice on your behalf.