What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?
Car accidents can happen suddenly and leave victims with devastating life-altering injuries. Survivors and their loved ones are left trying to pick up the pieces. You might feel alone, unable to work and support your family as bills pile up and life gets increasingly difficult. The only option you may feel you have in this situation is to call a car accident lawyer to get help.
You don’t need to fear making that phone call. Car accident lawyers, like those at Phillips Law Group, are compassionate. We understand what accident victims face daily and believe firmly that you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries that someone else caused. Our level of experience and trustworthy care is what helped us become one of Arizona’s largest consumer law firms. As your lawyers, we will be by your side to help you through the difficult legal process.
Reach out to Phillips Law Group today at 1-800-706-3000 or by sending a message to one of our online agents. Our team is available to you whenever you need us 24/7, and there is no fee for our services unless your case is won.
The Best Way to Get the Compensation You Need
After being injured in a car accident, you will want to find a way to attain financial compensation. Arizona is an at-fault state. This means that the liable person who caused the accident is responsible for paying damages to the victim.
You could be compensated for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Mental anguish
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Loss of consortium
Even if you have seen every court show on TV, it is going to be difficult to win a case on your own. While you do have the right to represent yourself, the court will not go easy on you.
On the other hand, the Phillips Law Group legal team is experienced and highly knowledgeable. Our attorneys know how the laws work while the average person does not. So why not leave everything to us so you can focus on recovery?
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Case
Once you decide it is time to make a compensation claim, hiring a car accident attorney is the best course of action. Having someone beside you who understands personal injury law in your state will be immensely beneficial. Here are several ways in which a car accident lawyer can help your case.
Offer legal advice
After an accident, it can be difficult to know what steps to take next. Making the wrong move can hurt your chances of receiving compensation. You could ask your parents or friends for legal advice. Perhaps a quick Google search can give you a few results. The problem is that you may start getting conflicting advice that could leave you struggling to know how to handle your situation.
Instead, you should speak to a car accident lawyer. He will know what you should do and guide you carefully through the legal process. A lawyer will be able to determine your chances of winning your case and handle all the paperwork for you.
Communicate your rights
Many people do not know what rights they have under the law. They might understand a few amendments or recall some anecdotes that may relate to them, but success in handling personal injury cases takes thorough knowledge and hands-on experience.
Every state is different in how it may handle a particular personal injury claim, so choose wisely. The lawyer you choose should be free to practice law in your state in order to fully comprehend your rights. What’s more, he or she must be capable of helping you clearly understand your own rights.
You will face adversaries along your journey who will make getting fair compensation difficult. For example, the insurance company will try to get you to give up by making you feel like you have no options. This is where a car accident lawyer can help you – by fighting for your rights on your behalf so your voice is heard.
Investigate the accident
After an accident, both sides may point the finger at each other. You may believe the other driver caused the accident, but he could just as easily say it was you. The insurance company will do whatever it takes to limit the amount of money they pay out.
This is why lawyers take the time needed to investigate exactly what happened. The at-fault party must be established with evidence if you hope to receive compensation.
The types of evidence your lawyer will need to gather may include:
- Witness statements
- Professional statements
- Police reports
- Proof of damages, including a quote from your mechanic
- Medical records
Legal cases are seldom cut and dry. Some can be especially complex and even require scientific analysis. Part of the investigation process might include recreating the accident, which can be pieced together using digital forensics. A resourceful attorney will have already cultivated relationships with recreation experts and other professionals who can testify their expert testimony based on the evidence, such as doctors and therapists, on your behalf.
See the full picture
If you get a settlement offer from the insurance company, it may seem like a good amount of money at first. In fact, you might even be enticed and desire to settle right away. Understandable, you may feel overwhelmed by medical bills while other areas of your life are falling apart. Nevertheless, your car accident lawyer can help you see the full picture. It is not always a good idea to accept the first offer.
The first offer you receive may not be enough to cover your long-term needs. You could be facing years of difficulty, including life-long disability. Your personal injury attorney, though, will be able to put together an accurate accounting of your injuries. There are certain factors, for instance, that you may not even consider: pain and suffering, mental anguish, and medical costs down the long road ahead.
Negotiate a settlement
The insurance company is going to play hardball. The less money they can pay out, the better for them. The adjuster who gets in contact with you might seem sympathetic and caring at first, but the company’s actions will prove otherwise. Again, your first few offers will be low and likely will not cover what you need in the long term.
Your attorney will know the insurer’s every tactic and will not be intimidated by powerful insurance companies. In most situations, lawyer negotiations end with a fair settlement before the case ends up in court. Sometimes it is easier to settle than to take it all the way to trial.
Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
Hiring a car accident attorney can only help you get closer to acquiring the compensation you deserve. Many law firms, like Phillips Law Group, make the process easy. Our legal team works on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay us unless your case is won. Neither do you have to worry about paying any up-front consultation fees, so there is little risk in hiring our attorneys.
Phillips Law Group has over 26 years of experience helping its clients win over $1 billion in damages. We didn’t become one of Arizona’s largest consumer law firms by failing to offer kindly support to accident victims. Rather, we offer you our compassion and heartfelt assistance.
Our team of attorneys takes great pride in the results we have accomplished together. Check out our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can even find us on the list of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers.
Give us a call today at (480) 725-4838. We are available 24/7 and are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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