SERIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
Motor vehicle accidents cause devastating injuries and death every day. If you’ve been injured, it’s important to understand your options for seeking compensation. A skilled Franklin, NC accident lawyer can review your case, give you a realistic estimate of what to expect if you file a claim, and represent you in court if necessary and appropriate.
The Initial Case Evaluation
When you meet with a qualified accident lawyer, they can take time to understand what happened to you. Your attorney will explore the events of the accident itself as well as the extent and nature of your injury. Car accident cases fall under negligence laws. Your attorney will evaluate whether the other driver was legally at fault by failing to adhere to a reasonable standard of care, thus causing the accident. Courts generally only consider compensation for serious injuries that have lasting impact on the daily life.
If your attorney feels you have a case, he or she may agree to represent you. Pursuing compensation benefits usually starts with filing an insurance claim. Your attorney can communicate with the insurance adjuster on your behalf and help you compile the necessary and often copious documentation you need to support your claim to the adjuster’s satisfaction.
Knowing When and If to Take Your Case to Court
Your attorney cannot guarantee that your case will settle. A variety of factors go into the ultimate dollar value of your claim. As discussed above, issues of fault and the extent of your injury are major considerations. In some cases, no matter how strong your case is, you can expect the insurance company to refuse benefits unless you file a lawsuit. When that happens, your attorney can counsel you about what to expect.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact an experienced Franklin, NC accident attorney as soon as possible. To make an appointment for an initial consultation with the Law Office of Russell R. Bowling call (828) 524-5070.