Have you recently been involved in an automobile accident? Is the other driver's insurance company refusing to compensate you for your losses? Unfortunately for you, it's in an insurance company's best interests to delay payment or to try to avoid paying out anything at all. Although you might be honest about your losses, not everyone is. Because of a few dishonest people, your best chance at getting the insurance company to reimburse you for the accident is going to be hiring a car accident attorney to assist you. Some of the ways that a lawyer can help your case include:
Higher importance: Without a car accident attorney, insurance companies may assume that your claim is minor or that you have little evidence to support that you should be recompensed for your medical and repair bills. As such, they may move you to the back of the line and take their time about even contacting you at all. By hiring a lawyer, you will be showing the insurance company that you are serious about your claim and that you expect for them to take you seriously. Just having legal representation, without taking any further action, may result in a settlement offer in very short order.
Cut through red tape: Even if the insurance company doesn't immediately recognize the fact that you have a car accident attorney, having legal help can be useful in other ways. Because he or she has been through this type of thing before, your lawyer will know the best way to fill out and submit claim forms so that they get looked at quickly and are taken care of as soon as possible. If you've never dealt with a particular insurance company, it may take some time to be able to obtain the direct number for the department that you need to talk to. Your attorney may already have some of these numbers, making it easier for him or her to encourage the insurance company to process your claim.
Financial assistance: While a car accident attorney cannot help you with monetary issues related to the rest of your life, they may be able to assist you when it comes to matters directly related to the accident. For example, he or she may be able to recommend a mechanic who is willing to fix your vehicle or a doctor that is willing to treat your injuries now and to be paid after the insurance company pays you. This can enable you to get back to work or otherwise get back to your regular life while you wait to find out what the insurance company is going to pay you.