Did you know that there’s an estimated 6 million car accidents in the United States each year? This means that there are about 16,438 accidents every day. In addition, nearly 1.25 million people are killed in accidents, and 20-50 million individuals are injured or disabled. These numbers are pretty alarming and probably higher than you expected.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, then you know it can be stressful. There is emotional damage on top of physical damage to you or your vehicle. Hiring a lawyer is probably the last thing on your mind. However, it’s important to hire a lawyer after an accident in order to receive the compensation and representation you deserve. At Mestayer Law Firm, our experienced lawyers are committed to fighting for our clients during this difficult team.
Here are a few reasons why you need a lawyer after a car accident.
Lawyers Deal with Insurance Companies
If there’s one thing an insurance company is good at, it’s making money. Insurance adjusters are highly trained at negotiating settlements, which means they’ll try to minimize your payment. In some cases, they even deny a valid claim.
Dealing with an insurance company is beyond stressful. This is where your attorney comes in hand. At Mestayer Law Firm, our experienced team has the knowledge and experience needed to properly negotiate with insurance companies. Your attorney will negotiate your settlement, handle all the details of your insurance claim, help prepare a statement and fight to get the compensation that is owed to you.
Prove Liability for Any Injuries That Occurred
One of the most difficult things following a car accident is proving that the other party’s negligence caused your injuries. Any time someone is injured by another person’s negligence, they have a right to compensation. Unfortunately, when it comes to car accidents, both parties will try to switch the blame. This can make it difficult to prove who is actually at fault.
Your lawyer will go through medical records, interview any witnesses, consult with medical experts, reconstruct the scene of the accident and get the original report. This will help you build a strong argument and defend injury claims.
Lawyers are highly experienced in negotiating with insurance companies and other attorneys that may be involved. Mestayer Law Firm is focused on the best interests of our clients and getting them the compensation they deserve. We will negotiate a fair settlement and make sure our client isn’t getting less than what is owed. Our team won’t settle for anything less than what you are rightfully owed.
File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Hiring a lawyer after a car accident comes with a variety of benefits. One benefit is that we are able to advise you on all the legal options available. In the event that the insurance company isn’t willing to offer a fair settlement, a lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit helps to push the insurance company in the direction of giving a fair settlement amount before going to court.
Mestayer Law Firm provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit www.pascagoulalaw.com. We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!
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This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes.