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Why Victims of Crashes Need a Car Accident Lawyer

Many victims who have been injured in a vehicle crash wonder whether or not they really need to hire a car accident lawyer to represent them. After all, the other party’s insurance company appears to be helpful, wanting to hurry up and close the claim quickly.

And THAT is one of the most important reasons why you need to consult with a car accident lawyer when you have been injured in a crash. The insurance company is not looking out for your best interest. They are looking to settle the claim as cheaply and quickly as possible. This is true even if it is your own insurance company you are dealing with because you have been injured in an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver. 

The insurance company may willingly pay you for your immediate medical bills; however, they are looking to get out of paying the least amount of money possibly, so it is very unlikely they will willingly offer you money for potential future medical bills you may have because of the long-term or permanent damage your injuries may leave you with. There is also the issue with lost wages because you missed work due to the injuries you received in the accident.

Another important reason why you need a car accident lawyer representing you after a vehicle crash is for the pain and suffering your injuries have caused. The damages awarded to victims for pain and suffering quite often are much more than the damages awarded to pay for medical expenses and lost work time.

 A skilled car accident lawyer can either successfully negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company or move forward with litigation if the insurance company’s offer is not an appropriate one for the victim.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash, contact an experienced Virginia car accident lawyer to find out what legal recourse you may have against the negligent driver responsible for the injuries you have suffered.    

 

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