After a car accident, a ton of questions will pop into your head following the accident. Such as: Who will pay for the damages? Who’s the person at fault? Should I be compensated for lost wages? These are complex questions with complicated answers. Sometimes it is clear cut who is at fault, and other times, the person at fault may be conflicting. What if you don’t want to pay for a lawyer? Well most of the time, attorneys will work on a contingent-fee basis, so if you win the claim, then you will only have to pay the attorney. So if there are major injuries involved, it may be a good idea to get a lawyer. What other reasons should you use a lawyer?
A lawyer will have a depth of knowledge about the proceedings following a car accident. Simply put, they are professionals, and they know more than you do. They have been through this process before, and have the experience that you most likely do not have to help you win what you deserve. Another thing that they can do for you is file a lawsuit on your behalf. They can mitigate any possible defenses raised by the other side, because they probably have seen it before! A lawsuit may not always be the best option, but the threat of legal action will be strong leverage when negotiating a settlement.
Also, along the same lines, the lawyer will be your representative throughout the entire process. They will act on your behalf, even talking to your insurance company and negotiating on your behalf. The more important factor is that they will fight for you through every single section and make sure that your voice is heard.
Lastly, a lawyer will handle all of the hard work while you can focus on your injuries or getting to work without an automobile. One of the most time consuming activities when getting into a car accident that is disputed, is collecting evidence. They can collect evidence to create a settlement for your insurance company, or they can help collect evidence if your car accident turns into a lawsuit. Be sure to give the attorney everything that they will need to help you win the case or increase your settlement, and then sit back, and let them doing the heavy lifting!
If you are in a car crash and need a lawyer to represent you through your case, or to help guide you the process, contact the Law Offices of Nicholas J. Del Pizzo today!