Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents happen across the country every single day. Every one of them is tragic. Whether it’s a small fender bender or a massive accident resulting in life altering injuries, car accidents have the potential to ruin your day.

No matter what type of car accident you were in, if you suffered injuries, you deserve compensation. A lawyer, like a car accident lawyer from Barry P. Goldberg, can help guide you through the process to help you maximize your compensation.

Different Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents are caused by many factors. Most car accidents are caused by just a few different factors, including:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving

Your car accident injury attorney will help you through the complex process you have ahead. Your lawyer will help you understand your rights and then work hard to protect your rights and maximize your financial recovery. Your attorney’s goal is to have you pay as little money out of your pocket as possible. You did not cause the accident so you should not bear any responsibility for the costs it takes you to get better.

The Value of Your Claim Varies

Without fail, the most frequently asked question we get is about how much a personal injury claim is worth. Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule. Each case is different. But we can tell you that it depends on different factors, like:

  • The type of accident you were in
  • The amount of time spent in the hospital
  • The number of surgeries required
  • Time out of work
  • Your lost wages
  • Your medical bills

Damages to Fight For

The factors above determine the amount of damages you can recover from the person or company who caused your injuries. You may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs

To make sure you do not pay a dime out of your own pocket for these bills and financial losses, you need to hold the at fault party liable for your injuries. The best way to do that is to work with a trusted personal injury attorney who can aggressively defend your rights.

Settlement Offers

Settlement offers can sometimes come quickly. But it’s those quick settlements where we urge the most caution. Your interests and the interests of the insurance company representing the at fault party are not aligned. Your interest is to maximize your financial recovery so you do not end up in financial hardship because of an accident you did not cause. The insurance company’s goal, however, is to keep as much money in their pocket and out of yours as possible. 

They do this by offering you a quick, low ball settlement offer hoping you won’t consider all of your future expenses. If you sign the offer, you may even waive your right to bring any future claim against the insurance company for this accident. That means when you realize the settlement funds were not enough to cover all of your expenses, it’s too late. So we cannot stress enough that you need to work with a seasoned personal injury lawyer who can review your settlement offers and make sure you are getting what you deserve. 

A Law Firm can Help You Maximize Your Compensation

Lawyers know it’s a confusing time after your accident. They have helped many clients just like you recover from their injuries, hold the at fault parties liable, and recover damages for their suffering. Contact a law firm today to get started.