If you have found yourself dealing with serious injuries after a car accident caused by another’s negligence, now is the time to seek counsel for your claim. Harris Law Firm, LLC brings years of experience to the table and can help you pursue a positive outcome following a serious collision. We will help you in all cases regarding: car accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, moped accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, defective products, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, dangerous drugs, nursing home abuse.
How can we help you...
We can provide step-by-step guidance through your car accident claim
We can stand up for you during negotiations and litigation
We can provide emotional and legal support throughout your case
We can explain your legal rights and options
We can tell you whether an insurer's offer is fair
What To Do After a Serious Car Accident
When you are dealing with shock after a damaging car accident, it may be difficult to determine what steps to take or where to turn for help. Immediately following an accident, you should always make sure that you do everything you can to document the damage, scene of the collision, surrounding roads, and any other evidence that may help your case. You should also always exchange contact information with the other driver or drivers involved.
Don't Trust Insurance Companies - They want to settle quick to protect them, not you.
You will receive calls from the adverse driver's insurance who hit you. They know they are liable and they want to settle fast and cheap. Do not do it! You have not even fully evaluated the injuries, what is the prognosis, what is the treatment and how
Do I Need A Lawyer? Will It Cost Me Anything? What Should I Do When The Insurance Company Calls?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you know it’s one of the most frightening and stressful situations you can experience. After a wreck, you are likely to have many questions: How much will this cost? Who will pay for the damage to my car? Who is at fault? What paperwork do I need to file? Do I have to pay for a rental car? Will the insurance company cover my medical bills? What about lost wages if I can’t work?And, ultimately,do I need a lawyer?
As experienced personal injury lawyers, at Harris Law Firm, LLC we recognize that this last question is a point of confusion for many people. While not all car accidents require the help of a lawyer, there are many instances where contacting an attorney is advisable especially if you are not at fault, have been injured and the insurance company is calling you to settle.
If any of the following apply to your situation, you may want to consider contacting a lawyer:
You or someone you love has been seriously injured and/or hospitalized as a result of the accident.
The police report does not accurately or clearly state who was at fault.
You were hit by a drunk driver.
You were involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver.
The insurance company is pressuring you to sign documents you don’t fully understand.
You feel lost in the process.
Dealing with insurance claims and settlements after an accident can be confusing and frustrating. While it is the duty of the insurance company to protect and reasonably compensate you, you should understand that insurance companies are businesses, and, like any business, their objective is to keep costs as low as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can advocate on your behalf when the insurance companies won’t, and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Cost – Typically in a personal injury case you do not pay anything out of pocket. The lawyer works for you solely based on contingency so how well the lawyer does in negotiating a settlement means how well he is compensated (by a previously agreed upon percentage with you) and how well you are treated financially. Conversely, the lawyer could work on the case for upwards of a year or more and if facts arise that negate the liability of the other side and therefore a settlement is lowered or not realized at all you still do not pay anything for that attorney’s time – no matter how much work he did. Usually the contingency fee is 33% gross of any settlement. If a case goes to trial that fee typically goes to 40% because of the additional work the attorney has to do. If there are costs associated with the case such as medical records request or office expenses that is also deducted from the settlement. At Harris Law Firm, LLC we pride ourselves in being aggressive and diligent in fighting on behalf of you as well as being extremely
communicative in making sure all your questions are answered from fees to the merits of your case. Please call today for a free consultation of your case. An attorney will call you immediately back.