The main ways that an attorney can help an accident victim include:

  • Conducting an independent investigation of the accident to find out what really happened.
  • Consulting with medical experts and others, such as accident reconstructionists and engineers.
  • Filing paperwork on your behalf, making sure to meet all applicable deadlines.
  • Negotiating a settlement with the other party or the other party’s insurance company.
  • Helping victims get the medical treatment they need, including treatment from specialists.
  • Providing information and advice about your case.
  • Protecting your rights.

You’ve probably never been through a lawsuit before, which puts you at a serious disadvantage when dealing with insurance adjusters and defense attorneys. Hiring representation of your own simply helps to level the playing field.