Why Do I Need a Lawyer after a Car Accident?

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If you have been involved in a car accident in which you suffered a serious injury, like a broken bone or traumatic head injury, it is essential that you have legal representation on your side. This is because the at-fault driver’s insurance company will not do you any favors when it comes to reasonably compensating you. Insurance companies, which are big businesses, are going to do everything that they possibly can to lowball your case. They want to keep as much of their money in-house as possible, and they can’t do this if they are paying out significant compensation to satisfy personal injury claim.

Having a lawyer on your side can be extremely beneficial. First of all, your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company adjuster in an attempt to reach a favorable settlement offer on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to adequately compensate you for your injuries, your lawyer could then file a lawsuit in the court system on your behalf, seeking monetary compensation and damages. Even after the lawsuit has been filed, your attorney can continue negotiating with the insurance company and pursuing favorable compensation for you. Finally, your attorney can offer you recommendations on how best to proceed forward with your case. For example, you may be better off rolling the dice and taking your case to a jury trial, or you might be able to explore alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, like mediation or arbitration.

Call an Experienced Illinois and Missouri Car Accident Lawyer Today

The knowledgeable legal team at Walton Telken Injury Attorneys is ready to assist you with pursuing monetary compensation in your car accident case. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Illinois and Missouri car accident attorney, please give us a call at 844-243-5047 or contact us online for more information about how we can help.

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Car Accident FAQ

Will my Car Accident Case Go to Trial?

If your case does not settle, your case will likely go to trial or alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.

Who Decides Whether to Accept a Pending Settlement Offer?

You make the final decision, in consultation with your lawyer, about whether to settle your case or take it to trial.

What are Some Alternatives to Taking a Case to Trial?

As an alternative to trial, you may be able to take the case to mediation or to binding arbitration, where an arbitrator decides the outcome of your case and what if any damages you are entitled to recover.

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