What Are the Benefits of Hiring an Auto Accident Attorney?
Being involved in an auto accident can be a life-changing experience. This is especially true if you were injured in the crash. After a serious wreck, you may be facing severe injuries, high medical bills, and time away from work you cannot afford. If your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, an attorney can help you seek damages for your physical, financial, and emotional losses.
7 Benefits of Hiring an Auto Accident Attorney in Rhode Island
There are several benefits of hiring an auto accident attorney after a serious collision. Hiring a lawyer takes the burden of pursuing your claim off of your shoulders and it helps ensure that you will have the best chance of recovering the financial compensation you deserve. Here is some more information to consider as you decide how to move forward with your claim:
1. Your Attorney Will Conduct a Comprehensive Investigation
When you have an auto accident claim, you need to have as much evidence as possible. You need to determine who (or what company) is responsible for the accident, and you need to be able to prove liability to the responsible party’s insurer.
While you can gather some evidence on your own at the accident site, collecting all of the evidence you need is a much more complicated process. When you hire a lawyer, your lawyer will send an investigator to the scene, gather relevant evidence, and take all of the other steps that are necessary to prove your legal rights.
2. Your Attorney Will Deal with the Insurance Companies for You
Seeking financial compensation for an auto accident typically involves dealing with one or more insurance companies. This can be a difficult and stressful process; and, if you are handling your claim on your own, you can easily make mistakes that impair your recovery.
But, when you hire an attorney, your lawyer will deal with the insurance companies for you. This way, you don’t have to worry about making mistakes, and you don’t have to manage the stress of dealing with the insurance companies on a daily basis.
3. Your Attorney Will Calculate the Full Value of Your Claim
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you have an auto accident claim is accepting a settlement without knowing how much you are entitled to recover. Most accident victims’ losses are far greater than they realize. Your attorney will carefully calculate compensation for your current and future financial losses, and your attorney will determine an appropriate settlement amount for your non-economic damages as well.
4. You Can Get Professional Help at No Out-of-Pocket Cost
Hiring a lawyer to handle your auto accident claim allows you to get professional help at no out-of-pocket cost. Your initial consultation is completely FREE, and you do not pay any legal fees unless you receive compensation for your accident. If you receive compensation, your legal fees will be calculated as a percentage of your settlement or verdict. This means that you can come out financially better off with an experienced lawyer on your side.
5. Your Attorney Can Help Maximize Your Take-Home Recovery
Since your attorney will be seeking compensation that you would be unlikely to recover on your own, hiring an auto accident attorney can help maximize your take-home recovery. This is true even taking your lawyer’s legal fees into account. In fact, a reputable attorney will only take your case if he or she believes there is an opportunity to help maximize the amount you will receive for your accident-related losses.
6. You Can Make Informed Decisions About When (and If) to Settle
As we mentioned above, one of the costliest mistakes you can make is settling your auto accident claim too soon. With an experienced attorney on your side, you can make informed decisions about when (and if) to settle. Your attorney will explain whether accepting any settlement offers you receive is in your best interests; and, if you don’t receive a fair offer, your lawyer will fight for just compensation in court.
7. You Will Feel Confident that You Did the Right Thing
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, when you hire an experienced auto accident attorney you can feel confident that you did the right thing. You won’t have to spend the rest of your life wondering whether you were entitled to more than you received. Your attorney can make sure the insurance companies don’t take advantage of you, and your attorney can give you the peace of mind you need to move forward.
If you were hurt in a crash and would like to know more about the benefits of hiring an auto accident attorney, we invite you to contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd. today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.
Contact us today online or at (401) 273-8330. We serve clients in Providence and throughout Rhode Island.