There are many reasons why victims hire a California car accident lawyer. First, hiring a car accident lawyer prevents insurance companies from taking advantage of a victim. Second, victims often need an attorney to file a lawsuit in order to recover for extensive medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Finally, due to their injuries, victims are unable to represent themselves in a legal action.
Insurance companies take advantage of victims
Many people have the misconception that victims of a car accident can easily recover all of their bills and expenses from their insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver. Sadly, many drivers are uninsured or underinsured, leaving the victim without a way to cover their bills and expenses. Further, insurance companies are working for their own interests and not the interests of the victim.
Recovering compensation from an insurance company is often a difficult, time-consuming and confusing process. Often, the insurance company will refuse to pay or offer an inadequate amount of payment which fails to fully compensate a victim. Hiring an attorney to advocate on your behalf is the best way to ensure that an insurance company does not take advantage of you.
Victims often have extensive medical bills, lost wages and other expenses
The most common reason that victims hire car accident lawyers following collisions is because they have extensive medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Some victims may suffer permanent injury or disabilities that will impact their ability to work for the rest of their lives, require ongoing medical treatment and result in long-term pain and suffering, inability to complete daily tasks and loss of enjoyment of life. The only way to receive compensation for the complete range of negative effects of a car accident is through filing a lawsuit.
Due to their injuries, victims are unable to represent themselves in a legal action
Victims often suffer severe injuries that cause debilitating pain. The pain and stress of the accident can leave the victim unable to complete the necessary actions required to recover from insurance companies, gather evidence and file a lawsuit on their own. Further, oftentimes victims of car accidents are prescribed strong pain medication that can interfere with their ability to think clearly and process information. Hiring an attorney allows the victim to focus on their health and recovery, while the lawyer concentrates on litigation.
Victims of car accidents are often suffering from pain and injuries and overwhelmed by the stress of lost income and past-due medical expenses. Hiring an attorney to file a lawsuit is the best way a victim can protect themselves while recovering the compensation to which they are owed.
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If you or your loved one were recently involved in an auto accident, speaking with a skilled lawyer in your area has several benefits. For one, obtaining information from a licensed professional with personal experience dealing with situations similar to your will help you to better understand your options and make informed decisions.
Those who would like to obtain a consultation from the car accident lawyers at Timothy J. Ryan & Associates can do so by calling (800) 838-6644 or filling out our contact form. Our attorneys have helped to recover over $1 billion and provide a no win no fee promise to every accident victim.