When you’re hurt in a serious accident, you may be certain that the other driver caused your injuries. You saw their actions firsthand, and you believe the accident wouldn’t have happened otherwise.
The problem is, they refuse to admit fault, and they may even try to blame you. That leaves you dealing with their actions when you’re hurt and suffering.
Fortunately, there are some steps you can take when the at-fault party fails to compensate you. Work with a car accident attorney to discuss your options and get compensated fairly for your injuries and suffering.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
When you’re hurt in a serious accident, your first opportunity to get the compensation you’re due is to speak with your insurance company. Your insurance is supposed to help cover the costs of your injuries during an accident, right?
While dealing with insurance companies can be tricky, they may work with you to cover the costs of your damages following an accident. The insurer may be able to settle with you for the costs of your injuries, and then seek compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party.
But the insurance company may not always be on your side. They may have denied the compensation you’re due for your injuries and claimed you’re not owed anything for your accident. When this happens, you may need to seek out evidence to support your claim.
For example, you may have been in an area where your accident was caught on surveillance cameras. Your lawyer can use that footage to show the at-fault party was acting carelessly. Gathering evidence now, while it’s fresh, can help your claim succeed.
Take Your Claim to Court
When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, the at-fault party may not always cooperate with your claim. Luckily, they don’t have to cooperate to give you grounds to sue. Your lawyer can help you prepare a claim and seek compensation in the courtroom when the at-fault party won’t pay.
Your lawyer can be especially important if the at-fault party claims you were partly to blame for your injuries. For example, they may claim you were too distracted to avoid the accident. If you don’t prepare, you may lose part of the compensation you’re due for your car accident. Work with a lawyer to avoid the blame and get compensated fairly.
We Can Help When the At-Fault Party Won’t Work with You
When you’re hurt in a car accident, you shouldn’t have to face the costs and suffering a car accident can cause without help. You may have grounds for a lawsuit, but that can be difficult to determine without your lawyer’s help.
The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are here to push the at-fault party to work with you. From your free consultation to the final judgment, we’re here to help you maximize your compensation and get the help you need when you’re hurt. When you’re ready to learn more, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form below.