A car accident can cause a wide range of injuries and damages. When a person is injured in an accident, they may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Although the help of a lawyer is not needed in every accident scenario, seriously injured victims often need an advocate working on their side.
Consultation Meetings Start the Process
When an injured victim is finding it difficult to pursue the compensation they deserve, they may make the wise decision to meet with a lawyer. A consultation meeting with the lawyer will allow an injured victim to start the process by making a decision on whether or not they want to hire a lawyer to help them.
Once the lawyer has been hired, they will begin negotiating with the insurance company of the at-fault driver. When victims pursue insurance companies alone, they will often be faced with the arduous task of trying to get a fair amount. Insurance adjusters are typically more willing to be fair when they know a victim has legal representation.
Lawyers Work to Get Fair Settlements
There is more than one option for pursuing fair compensation. If the lawyer has pursued the insurance company and the adjuster keeps coming back with too low of an offer, the lawyer may decide to go ahead and file a petition and summons in court. This starts the lawsuit process and is often the motivation an insurance company needs, to begin offering a fair settlement amount.
Many civil lawsuits end up being settled before they ever go to court but some must be heard before a judge or jury. No matter how the case is settled, the goal of the lawyer will be to get the maximum settlement amount for their client.
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