Getting into a car crash can be incredibly scary, and the aftermath can get confusing. This is especially true when you are trying to get a settlement for your injuries and property damages from the insurance carrier. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we want to discuss whether or not an attorney will be able to help secure maximum compensation for your claim. Below, our Kansas City car crash lawyers will review some things that an attorney can help with.
Ways that an Attorney can be beneficial for a car accident case
If you are injured due to another driver’s careless or negligent actions, an attorney will be able to help you secure maximum compensation for your claim. The following is a list of what a Kansas City car accident attorney will help with.
Obtain All Evidence in the Case
Car accident cases often require extensive investigation in order to prove liability. Because the amount of compensation you receive will be contingent on whether or not you were at fault in any way, your attorney will gather all evidence necessary to prove the other party’s liability. This includes gathering:
- Any video and photo surveillance
- Accident reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert witness testimony (possibly accident reconstructionists)
Properly Calculate Your Total Losses
Your attorney will obtain your medical records and work with a trusted healthcare professional to properly calculate your total losses. This will include looking at whether or not you will have extended care needs due to your injuries. Your attorney will also use tax returns and pay stubs to calculate any lost income. Finally, your attorney will work to calculate your pain and suffering losses, which could be extensive.
Handle All Communication With Other Parties
It is vital all that you let an attorney handle all communication with other parties involved. Insurance claims adjusters will use anything you say in an effort to lower the settlement they pay you.
Negotiate For a Fair Settlement
Your attorney will work with insurance carriers to obtain a fair settlement on your behalf. This includes recognizing an unfair settlement. An attorney will negotiate vigorously on your behalf to gain compensation for all of your accident-related expenses.
Prepare Your Case For Trial If Necessary
A skilled Kansas City car accident lawyer will not be afraid to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Our Team is Ready to Get to Work
If you or loved one had been injured in a car accident that was caused by another person, we understand how difficult it can be to obtain a fair settlement in the aftermath. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we pledge to work diligently on your behalf in order to secure the following:
- Coverage for all of your car accident medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages if the other driver was grossly negligent