Chances are, if you have been driving for a number of years, you have either been in a car accident or know of somebody who has. It’s strictly a numbers game with millions of cars on the road at any given time.
While some accidents are definitely more serious than others, every accident has the potential to disrupt your life in ways you can’t imagine when the event first happens. Often times, injuries will flare up long after the fact, setting off a series of events that can cost you time and money, and produce a high degree of aggravation and stress.
That’s why, even in a fender bender, it is wise to consider hiring a car accident attorney to represent your interests.
Attorneys allow you to focus on healing
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you will be facing several medical challenges that will pre-occupy you, place undue stress on you and your family, and disrupt your normal family life. Your best bet in a situation like this is to do everything you can to get back to full health. With an attorney protecting your interests, you can place your full focus on healing, knowing that your financial and emotional interests are well in hand. An attorney will be able to take on the other side’s insurance company, medical bills, and possibly other attorneys who are involved in the case. The last thing you need is to deal with it on your own.
Car accident cases are often settled before trial
As your accident case progresses, an attorney becomes an even more valuable asset, especially since the vast majority of cases are settled long before they ever go to trial. With that in mind, you will want an attorney who is highly skilled and knowledgeable in negotiating the best possible settlements on your behalf. Most of the time, settlements are decided long before discussions even take place. This is because a seasoned attorney will have gathered all the evidence, hired experts on your behalf, conducted forensic analysis, and learned what the market is concerning an appropriate settlement amount. However, despite these efforts, some cases do go to trial. And when they do, you will also want an attorney who is highly aggressive in protecting your interests and stating a compelling case for you to a jury and a judge.
Maverick Ray & Associates serves clients in Houston, Pasadena and other nearby Texas communities.