If you suffered serious injuries and property damage in a car accident, it is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation from a qualified personal injury attorney. Even when you believe the case is cut-and-dry since the other party is clearly at fault, the process of recovering your entitled compensation can be complicated without the help of a lawyer.
The following are the benefits of having a personal injury attorney on your side after a devastating car collision:
- Communicate with the other driver’s insurance provider. In any car accident claim, your attorney will open up a line of communication with the other party’s insurance adjuster. The adjuster is responsible for awarding the victim’s damages, so it is imperative to have a good relationship and communications.
- Obtain evidence that proves liability. While you might have already taken photos of the accident scene, an attorney will go back to the scene to see what it looks like and perhaps obtain more evidence. A lawyer will gather all reports related to the accident and continuously speak with investigating police officers and witnesses.
- Obtain medical records. While it is imperative to collect all documentation related to your injuries, it might be difficult to get them promptly. An attorney can ensure that requests for medical records are met. If your doctor does not mention the causation and extent of the injury in their records, your lawyer could write the doctor and ask for a special letter that provides the physician’s opinion that the accident caused your injury.
- Negotiate a favorable settlement. Lastly, getting the reasonable settlement takes hard work. A great attorney understands how much the case is worth, knows how to work the case, and conduct negotiations to get the most money from the insurer.
If you suffered serious injuries after being involved in a car accident caused by a negligent driver in Texas, contact our Longview personal injury attorney at Erskine & McMahon today.