Guiding Car Accident Victims Through The Claims Process
Bennett & Ellison, P.C., may be able to represent you if you have been injured, lost wages or suffered permanent disability and other harmful results of a passenger vehicle accident. Call to learn your rights, your legal options and whether you are entitled to compensation for what you have been through.
Find out if you have legal recourse. To speak with an auto accident attorney in our law firm, call or email.
If you have been in an auto accident, we believe that it is best to speak with a personal injury attorney before you talk to an insurance company representative. You may find yourself under pressure to give information. You may be asked to sign something. You may even have been told that you must “take it or leave it” — either to accept an offer or risk getting nothing. You can see why it would be in your best interest to consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Call Bennett & Ellison, P.C. for a free consultation. We may be able to act as your advocate in discussing fair compensation with the insurance company or others who may have responsibility for the accident and injuries.
The other driver’s insurance adjuster may be asking to see your medical records and may be asking you to sign a release form. It is best to consult with an accident lawyer before signing anything. A skilled personal injury attorney will know if releasing the records would be the right thing to do in your circumstances.
What Is Negligence?
Some car accidents are the result of negligence on the part of another driver. The law considers negligence to be “doing something which a prudent and reasonable man would not do.” The other driver(s) might have been speeding, composing a text message while driving, running a red light, driving a car with bad brakes, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Negligence may be the basis on which an accident lawyer forms a personal injury lawsuit. What is personal injury?
- You have physical injuries
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- You may have become disabled
- Emotional distress
An auto accident lawyer gives you a stronger voice when dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies are in the business of paying only what they have to. We believe they should pay out what is fair and reasonable, and based on what you have been through.
Treating Your Case With The Personalized Attention It Deserves
You can expect personal attention from our firm. You have been through a trauma, and you need an understanding person who will see you as a person and not as just another case. You will appreciate that the size of our law firm enables us to provide personalized attention.
Many people are afraid to see a personal injury car accident lawyer because they are afraid of having to go to court. We never promise an outcome or a strategy. However, we will determine a dollar amount that is fair compensation, and if the other driver(s)’s insurance company agrees, the case can settle out of court. However, we believe it is best to approach every case as if we intend to go to trial because it can let the other side know that you are serious about exercising your rights.