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What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do

When you’re involved in an auto accident, you may be able to handle the claims process alone, without the help of a car accident lawyer. However, there are many instances in which you’d benefit from hiring legal representation during this stressful time. A car accident lawyer does more than just file paperwork. They can handle every aspect of your claim, including dealing with the insurance company and fighting for the fair compensation you deserve.

How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help?

While you’re not required to hire a car accident lawyer after being involved in a motor vehicle collision, if you’re dealing with the following issues, a car accident lawyer can help in many ways:

  • Liability is disputed
  • You suffered serious injuries
  • Multiple parties are involved
  • The insurance company denied your claim
  • The insurance company is refusing to offer a reasonable settlement

During this difficult time, while you focus on recovering from your injuries, a car accident attorney’s goal is to help you recover the compensation you’re owed, due to the negligence of another. They will investigate the accident to identify all liable parties, file paperwork, and take the insurance company head-on, ensuring you pursue every penny of compensation you’re owed.
A car accident lawyer can also help by:

Gathering and Analyzing Evidence

After a car crash, your attorney will visit the scene of the accident to gather evidence, such as photos of the crash site, including debris on the road, missing signage, skid marks, and anything else that could have caused or contributed to the collision.

Other evidence they will gather may include:

  • Video footage
  • Witness statements
  • Expert testimony
  • Phone records
  • Vehicle repair estimates
  • Police report

And more.

Consult with Experts

An attorney will also consult with experts, such as accident reconstructionists, to prove liability. If you sustain life-changing injuries that will require ongoing medical care, they will also work with medical professionals, economists, and life care planners to determine the cost of future medical care.

Negotiate with the Insurance Company

They will also handle all interactions with the insurance company, including negotiating a fair settlement. An experienced car accident lawyer will be familiar with the tactics an insurance company will attempt to use to deny a claim or minimize payout.

Represent You in Court

If the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, your attorney can prepare your case for trial and represent you in court. During that time, they will continue to negotiate with the insurance company. In most cases, auto accident claims are settled out of court. An insurance company is often more willing to make a reasonable settlement offer once a lawsuit has been filed.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

The car accident lawyers at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs. If your case is not successful, you pay nothing. If you do win your case, your attorney will subtract a small percentage from your settlement or award to cover the cost of legal services.

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If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our legal team has decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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Erik Child

Erik E. Child is a graduate of Brigham Young University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law in 1998. Working as a practicing trial attorney, Mr. Child has earned a reputation for having successfully tried many cases over the years, beginning in 1999. With extensive litigation experience, Mr. Child has practiced law in California, Utah, Washington, and Nevada, in both federal and state appellate courts. Happily married, Mr. Child is the father of nine children and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and scuba diving.

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