If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Delaware, you may want to know whether you even need a lawyer. In fact, many people injured in car accidents in Delaware often ask “should I hire a car accident lawyer?” or “what can a car accident lawyer do for me?”
While the decision to hire a lawyer is a personal one, there are three important reasons to hire a lawyer to help in a Delaware car accident case.
1. Lawyers can help facilitate communication with car insurance companies, medical providers, etc.
In the initial aftermath of a car accident, a driver or passenger who has suffered major injuries will often feel overwhelmed by the various forms they need to fill out, such as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) forms and/or car insurance claims forms. This is on top of trying to recover from the physical injuries, which in many cases, can feel worse over time. For instance, pain symptoms associated with a neck or low back injury sustained in a car accident can become worse in the days and weeks after the accident. Dealing with medical billing offices and car insurance claims is often very stressful.
A car accident lawyer can facilitate the transfer of information. In fact, one of the first things a car accident lawyer does is send a letter of representation to the car insurance companies involved. The at-fault driver’s car insurance company will then cease all contact with the lawyer’s client (the car accident victim). In addition, a car accident lawyer will also help resolve outstanding PIP (personal injury protection) claims for medical bills and/or lost wages.
2. Skilled car accident lawyers have knowledge of Delaware car accident law.
Every car accident case is unique and each has its own legal issues. There may be issues relating to the statute of limitations in car accident cases, or other complex issues such as pre-existing injuries or underinsured or uninsured coverage issues. Read more about uninsured and underinsured coverage in Delaware. An experienced Delaware car accident lawyer will be able to analyze the case to determine the best way to overcome or resolve these kinds of issues.
3. Lawyers can help negotiate fair settlements.
The reality is that car insurance companies will undervalue the injuries and damages in a car accident case. This is especially true when the injured car accident victim is not represented by a lawyer. In some cases, when liability is clear and the damages are serious, car insurance companies will attempt to resolve the case quickly by making a small offer and asking the injured car accident victim to sign and execute a release of liability.
A skilled, reputable car accident lawyer can help negotiate fair settlements from a car insurance company or otherwise force the car insurance company to go to court.
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