Having an injury lawyer on your side when you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident is in your best interest. As time is of the essence, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible and before reaching a settlement with the insurance company. The deadline for filing personal injury claims varies from state to state, so the sooner you have legal representation the better.
Insurance Claims and Lawsuits
When injury is sustained, or worse, fatality, retaining an injury lawyer is imperative. Most personal injury claims are the result of accidents involving cars and trucks. Whether the incident was a minor accident or something more serious, it most likely will involve an insurance claim and often a lawsuit. Insurance companies are going to act in behalf of their own interests. They will investigate your claim to determine who was at fault and may hold you liable. They may attempt to deny your claim, or at the very least, limit your damages compensation.
The attorney can help you recover damages and get through all the hoops that are often associated with insurance claims and lawsuits. It can have a huge impact on the outcome of your case. An injury lawyer handles a wide range of cases that result from car and truck wrecks – not only personal injury, but wrongful death claims, property destruction and determination of liability. The attorney has knowledge of transportation laws, interacts with insurance, health care companies and has the ability to navigate the courts.
Statute of Limitations
Lawsuits resulting from a motor vehicle accident and/or personal injury must be filed in court within a certain time limit. Each state has a different set of laws, which mandate that a suit be filed within a specific time period and can vary from one to six years. Your injury lawyer will be knowledgeable about all applicable statutes and procedures.
Car accidents can be caused by any number of hazards from people on their phones to drunk drivers or folks who just aren’t paying attention. Even a minor car wreck or truck collision can mean property damage to your car, personal injury or injury to family members in addition to lost wages and medical bills.
Insurance companies are often quick to offer settlement amounts on behalf of their at fault drivers and those settlements are extended with the intent to resolve the claim for an amount favorable to the insurance company. If you are hurt never sign anything presented to you by the other guy’s insurance company until you have talked to an attorney.
If you or a loved one are the victims of another person’s carelessness, consult Kansas City injury lawyer Craig Divine. You have rights under the law need to be protected. You don’t pay unless we win.
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