It is important to understand when you have been in an accident and have sustained injuries, the insurance company is going to offer you what they hope is a quick and low-value settlement.
The reality is that some injuries can become more significant and debilitating over time, and accepting a quick settlement amount without considering the long-term costs of the injury will severely limit any possibility of additional claims later. Therefore, it is so critical to have an experienced car accident attorney involved in the process.
In virtually all cases, once a settlement offer has been accepted there is no option to claim for additional damages. This means that any additional medical bills, lost wages or any long-term disabilities will simply become a part of what you will have to deal with in the future.
Your car accident attorney has the experience and expertise to understand the long-term implications of specific types of injuries. This is because he or she has worked closely with medical experts in past cases and can provide the referrals to the doctors and the treatment options required. It will also mean that the medical claims for your case, both current and future, can be presented in direct negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation to prove your claim.
Getting a fair settlement for injuries, particularly long-term and debilitating injuries, is not always easy. This can be made more complicated and complex if the insurance company is claiming that you were at fault or had some negligence or liability for the accident.
A car accident attorney will work to prove your case and to show the fault of the other driver. This is a critical aspect of the work of these attorneys and will be essential to get the full and fair compensation you deserve.