If a Distracted Driver Has Injured You

Car Accident Lawyer

If you have recently been injured in a crash involving a distracted driver, you could benefit from speaking with a local personal injury attorney about your rights and options under the law. Even if you were also partially to blame for your injurious circumstances, chances are good that you have strong grounds upon which to file a personal injury suit against the distracted driver who hit you.

All too often, car accident victims are under the impression that filing claims with their own auto insurance provider and medical insurance provider is the only option available to them. In reality, those who have directly contributed to the cause(s) of a victim’s harm through negligent, reckless, or intentionally harmful conduct may also be held legally and financially responsible for the injuries that they—solely or in-part—caused. Speaking with an experienced attorney will help to clarify whether you are in a position to hold the distracted driver who hit you accountable for their poor judgment and the injuries that resulted from that poor judgment.

Speaking with Insurance Representatives

As an experienced car accident lawyer – including those who practice at David & Philpot, P.L. – can confirm, choosing to file a personal injury lawsuit does not mean that you won’t have to deal with insurance companies. Insurance coverage and claims settlement tend to play important roles in the aftermath of virtually any injurious crash.

It is important to consider allowing an experienced attorney to represent your interests in insurance matters. Why? First of all, navigating the insurance claims process can be time-consuming, technical, and stressful. If someone who knows how to handle this process efficiently and effectively can take this burden off your shoulders, it is an option worth considering.

Additionally, it is far easier than one might think to unintentionally compromise the strength of an insurance claim. Insurance representatives are trained to protect the bottom line of the company that employs them. Therefore, if you say anything—even a statement that seems utterly harmless to you—that could give an insurance representative an excuse to devalue or reject your claim, chances are that they will do so. Allowing a lawyer to speak with insurance representatives on your behalf will help to ensure that you are paid a fairly valued settlement in a prompt manner. If the costs associated with your crash are high, this approach could save you a great deal of money overall.

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