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Why You Shouldn’t Handle Your Car Accident

How to Handle a Car Accident
How to Handle a Car Accident

After you have been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to do is discuss your case. You want time to rest, relax, and think. But, auto insurance companies want to take advantage of that rush to get your life back to normal and push you into a settlement—one that could leave you paying a lot more than you should in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. It doesn’t matter how you were injured in the car accident, there are glaring reasons why you shouldn’t handle it on your own.

Reason #1: Attorneys Handle the Paperwork

There is a lot of paperwork when you are the victim of a car accident. From filing claims with various insurance companies to the paperwork for your healthcare provider, the more injuries you suffer, the more paperwork you’ll encounter.

Reason #2: Personal Injury Attorneys Have Their Own Investigators

If you end up suing the other party for your injuries, he or she is likely to try to prove that the accident was not their fault or find a way to encourage the courts to give you less compensation than you deserve. If you do not have an attorney, it would be your burden to prove that your injuries came from the accident, the amount of injuries you face now and will later, and how much you deserve in compensation. But, if you hire an attorney, they have their own private investigators that do the research, take photographs, and gather evidence you can use in court to prove your case.

Reason #3: The Other Party Does Not Make it Easy

There is a lot you will have to go through on your own, from complicated legal procedures to medical terminology to paperwork. An attorney goes through all of this for you, so you can recover from your injuries without worry.

Reason #4: The Insurance Company May Not Be Upfront with You

Insurance companies may not be upfront with you about how much you are entitled; instead, they will pressure you to settle and not advise you of your options. By having an attorney working for you, you have an objective third party that can assess your needs now and in the future, and also ensure you receive fair compensation for those injuries from the other party.

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Contact an Experienced Florida Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you need an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney. Contact the team of attorneys at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. today. We offer free consultations and can help you with your auto accident lawsuit.

Call us now to schedule an appointment at 561-687-5660.

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