Car Accident Lawyer in Langley VA
If you’ve been the victim of a car accident and you’re unsure of your legal rights, then we can help you. Even if you’re unsure who was at fault, it's wise to seek legal counsel, especially if the other person involved in the accident has a lawyer. When you’re involved in a car accident, the aftermath can be very disarming. There may police reports involved, doctor’s visits and insurance agencies to deal with.
What you need to know is that if you’ve been injured in a car wreck, then you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of issues. As legal professionals, we have seen how the big insurance companies treat the injured party, and we’re here to fight for you and your family. Here’s the bottom line: the insurance companies want to settle your case as quickly as possible. They’ll offer you the lowest settlement allowed, and they will try and pressure you into taking it.
It’s imperative that you don’t speak with the insurance companies and allow us to represent you instead. The claims adjusters are banking on the fact that you are injured, and may not be fully aware of what you’re agreeing to. They know that you’ve got bills to pay, so they take that opportunity to offer you what might seem like a decent settlement at first.
When you really break it down, consider how your injuries are affecting your life right now, and the uncertainty of how they might affect you in the future. If you’ve had missed days at work or school or missed other important life events, then you need legal representation to get you compensation. Depending on the extent and severity of your injuries, you may be eligible to receive a settlement that will pay for future lost wages. You may have even lost your job for missing too much work, making it even more difficult to recover from the accident.
There are some red flags that indicate the need to hire a car accident lawyer. If you’ve been contacted by the other party’s lawyer, give us a call to assist you. You don’t want to make any statements to the negligent party’s legal representation that might make you sound like you were at fault, and it’s easy to have your words twisted. If another lawyer is involved, it can mean the other party is preparing to defend against your claim.
If you have medical bills and other bills related to the accident that you can’t pay, then we can help keep the collectors at bay. You have the right to medical treatment and to not be harassed by bill companies. When you hire us to represent you we handle all of the details of your claim, including speaking with medical offices to make sure you get the care that’s required by law. The medical bills related to your case, including prescriptions and durable medical goods, should be included in your settlement. We’ll keep records of all of your expenses to include in your case.
There also may be services that you need to help you with your daily activities. If you’re injured and need help with childcare because you can’t do it yourself, those costs should be included in the case as well. Rental cars, ambulance expenses and hired transportation are also potentially reimbursable. You should continue to save receipts throughout your case for any out of pocket expense that’s related to your accident.
There are times when the negligent party may try to contact you directly. Needless to say, it’s not a good idea to speak with them because they may try to get you to admit guilt, even if they know the accident wasn’t your fault. They may even bully or threaten you and your family, potentially making it not only an accident case but a criminal case as well.
We’re in your corner and won’t stop fighting to win the settlement you want to cover your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering. When we take you on as our client, it’s a promise to you that we’ll work day and night to build a case against the negligent party, so the insurance company will know we mean business. If your case should end up in court, then we’ll be there for you every step of the way. Contact us for a free consultation and the support you need to get your life back on track.