Why You Need to Hire A Car Accident Lawyer
Most people assume you only need to hire a lawyer when you’ve done something wrong. On the contrary; after you’ve been in a car accident, it is very important to hire an attorney, especially when the accident was not your fault. You need an experienced accident lawyer to protect your rights against insurance companies who make their money denying those rights.
Under Wisconsin law, you are entitled to recover financial compensation if you suffer any loss in a car accident that was not your fault. In some cases, you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was partially your fault.
Unfortunately, insurance companies do everything they can to avoid paying you what they owe you. Auto insurers make their money by minimizing the amount they pay on claims – including claims that are clear and obvious. If you are not experienced in navigating the complex legal issues of a motor vehicle accident claim, an auto insurer will take advantage of you.
How Can a Fox Cities Auto Accident Lawyer Make a Difference in Your Claim?
When you hire a lawyer, you are hiring an advocate and someone who will fight on your side, protecting you from the unfair tactics used by car insurance companies. An attorney works exclusively on your behalf, protecting your interests, making sure your rights are secured and you get the most compensation possible for your claim.
There are a few ways Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers can help ease your path through a car accident claim, making the outcome much better.
The process for filing a claim is complicated; there are many confusing notice requirements, filing deadlines, procedural requirements and more. If anything is missed, you may lose your right to recover damages. There are far too many technical factors to worry about when you should be focused on your physical recovery. Let your attorney be your guide.
Everything you say to an insurance company impacts your claim. On your own, a skilled claims adjuster will politely and gently lead you to say things that will damage your claim. An effective attorney will tightly manage your interaction with the insurance company, ensuring you are never tricked into saying things that could later hurt you.
All accidents are different. Varying facts, difficult-to-contact witnesses and fading memories are all pitfalls unrepresented victims face. Our office will know the facts that matter and how to ensure they are recorded, preserved and properly communicated to the insurance company.
The most important thing an attorney will do is show the insurance company that it is in their best interest to treat you fairly. The insurance company needs to know that you’ve hired an attorney who is not afraid to go all the way. We have a long history of positioning our cases so the insurance company knows if they do not treat you fairly, Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers will take your case to trial, and the insurer will lose. Because of that record, we are able to avoid lengthy litigation for a majority of our clients.
Resources to Win
Presenting a car accident claim can be an expensive proposition. We have the resources to invest in your claim, presenting a strong case on your behalf. You pay no expenses until your case has been resolved.
Someone on Your Side!
After a car accident, you have a lot to deal with. You need to worry about your health, your care and your daily challenges. We let you focus on you while we fight for your rights!
What are You Fighting For?
After a car accident you are entitled to recover losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of property value
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages due to time away from work
- Loss of love, affection, and support (in the event of a wrongful death)
- Other incidental or out-of-pocket losses you suffer because of the accident
Our law firm focuses on getting you the largest possible financial recovery.