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Should I Get A Lawyer for a Car Accident?

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Should I Get A Lawyer for a Car Accident?

If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a recent collision, you should hire a lawyer for a car accident claim. The lawyer you choose will deal with the at-fault driver and their insurance company while you focus on your recovery or on helping a loved one with theirs.

The lawyer you hire will deal with the legal aspects of your personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. They will also explain state laws that affect your case and protect you from unreasonably low settlement offers, delays, and other bad-faith insurance practices. A car accident lawyer will also ensure your case receives an accurate financial assessment and negotiate for a settlement that represents your needs.

At Domingo Garcia our car accident attorneys are committed to aggressively pursuing all money damages that our injured clients are entitled to in a car crash. Our goal is to handle all legal matters so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and living your life without the stress of an insurance claim or car accident lawsuit.

What are the Benefits of Getting a Car Accident Lawyer?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics report that approximately 2,000,000 car accidents result in 32,000 fatalities annually. Each car accident victim has a unique experience with unique losses.

Insurance adjusters are very skilled at making you feel like they’re on your side after an accident; you may even feel personally taken care of as they act is if they want to settle quickly. Unfortunately, they often don’t treat you as an individual instead of a statistic when they evaluate these settlement amounts. These low offers made by insurance adjusters to car accident victims  rarely represent the full scope of the financial needs or damages of a car accident victim.

An attorney can handle these offers and negotiate for the true value of your accident personal injury legal damages.

Car Accident Cases Can Get Complicated

Resolving a car accident case is a complex legal matter. They can become even more complex and confusing to navigate if they fall under:

It is never too soon to get a lawyer on your side after an accident. Hiring a personal injury lawyer familiar with the laws of your state can benefit you in multiple ways.

The most important thing to remember, when you call a lawyer at the Law Offices of Domingo Garcia, the consultation will be free and you will never owe one dollar of fee or expense unless and until we win  you a money settlement.

A Lawyer Can Prove the Required Legal Elements of Negligence

To seek financial compensation after an accident, the state of Texas requires proof of the at-fault driver’s negligence. That means proving:

  • The at-fault driver owed you a duty of care to drive responsibly.
  • The at-fault driver breached their duty by driving recklessly, breaking traffic laws, or splitting their attention while behind the wheel.
  • You would not have suffered if not for the at-fault driver’s negligence. This usually means connecting their behavior to the cause of your collision.
  • The accident resulted in medical bills, lost wages, and other financial damages

You should get a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t your fault, so you do not have to prove these elements on your own. The lawyer who represents you will conduct a thorough investigation and collect the evidence you need.

A Lawyer Can Compile, Organize, and Present a Compelling Evidence File

Evidence is an important part of your car accident case since it will tell representatives from both sides what happened. After a car accident, you should get a lawyer to investigate its causes and contributing factors. The lawyer’s investigation will lead to evidence including:

  • Proof of the accident’s cause, such as your car accident report, accident scene photos, accident scene reconstruction, and witness statements
  • Proof of the accident’s costs including medical records and bills, injury photos, proof of lost income, and vehicle repair or replacement costs

Every case is unique, and your lawyer will collect evidence specific to you. They will present your evidence to the at-fault party and their attorney in an organized fashion. Your lawyer will use your evidence file to steer your case toward a settlement versus a trial.

A Lawyer Can Meet All Applicable Notification and Filing Deadlines

Like every state, yours has a statute of limitations that defines the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit if your case cannot settle out of court. The statute of limitations can vary based on:

  • The outcome of the accident
  • The age of injured parties
  • Certain actions of the at-fault driver

While it can fluctuate, the statute of limitations is a mandatory part of your case. If it expires, you could lose your legal right to recover damages from the at-fault driver. You should hire a lawyer for a car accident who can ensure all filing and notification deadlines are correctly interpreted and followed.

A Lawyer Can Ensure Your Case Receives an Accurate Financial Assessment

It can be tempting to settle your car accident case as quickly as possible. The at-fault driver’s insurance company might even make a speedy settlement offer. An offer that comes too quickly, though, could mean all accident-related expenses and losses are not accounted for.

When a lawyer assesses your case, they can ensure you receive appropriate compensation including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future loss of income
  • Property damage
  • Property loss
  • Physical impairment and loss of mobility
  • Physical disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death damages, if applicable

An important reason you should hire a lawyer after a car accident is to ensure your case is not undervalued or underpaid. Once you accept a settlement offer, you cannot return to court to demand more compensation.

Get a Free Review of Your Car Accident Case

You should get a lawyer for a car accident claim if you or someone you love suffered injuries, or if you lost a loved one. Our car accident team will help you build a strong case for financial recovery and fight for the best possible outcome for you. Find out how hard we go to bat for you by contacting our case review team at Domingo Garcia today.

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    Attorney Domingo Garcia has led an active civic, legal and political career. He was born in Midland, Texas and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Texas in 1980.

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