Many people every year find themselves in a situation where they have been involved in a car crash and suffer grievous property damage or personal injury. Some of these individuals never bother pursuing a legal option to get compensated for these injuries. No matter who caused the injury, whether it was a trucker working for a trucking company or a private individual driving their car, a personal injury lawyer for car crashes may be able to help.
Using technology and expertise, a personal injury lawyer can reconstruct what happened during an accident. This is oftentimes one of the most meaningful services they provide for their clients. It’s not uncommon for people to not realize exactly what happened during a car crash. They happen in less than a second, in many cases, and the combination of trauma, adrenaline, anger and confusion can create a situation where the driver really doesn’t remember whether or not they were at fault.
Computer technology can be used to help re-create an accident as can old-fashioned investigative techniques. Analyzing how long a skidmark is, for instance, can reveal how fast the driver was going before the crash, possibly revealing that the driver was negligent in that they were speeding. Other techniques and technologies can help to reveal other information about how the accident came to pass.
The whole point of filing a lawsuit is to get compensation. The attorney will help you to determine how much money you should seek. A good car accident lawyer doesn’t try to get inflated sums out of a defendant. What they try to do is arrive at a realistic and fair sum for their client, which increases the chances that they will successfully win the case.
Helping with Settlements
There may be a situation where the driver who was injured is offered a settlement by the other driver or by the company for whom that driver was working. An attorney can help you in these situations. Simply being offered a settlement doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting enough compensation. In fact, you’re likely being offered the minimum amount that the other driver’s attorney felt that they could offer to avoid going to court. If you have an attorney of your own, they can help negotiate a fair settlement for you and, in some cases, this may completely eliminate the need for you to go to court at all.