If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident, it’s strongly recommended that you seek the services of an attorney, but not all auto accident attorneys are good lawyers.
If you were to count up each advertisement for every car accident lawyer in Dallas that residents see on a daily basis, you’d probably lose count before the day was up. The reason for this is that lawyers provide a very important service to injury victims.
There’s an unfortunately-large number of people who are injured in car accidents in north Texas, and without legal representation, a victim stands little chance at recovering anywhere close to their actual damages. While insurance companies debate claims on a daily basis, you’re likely unfamiliar with insurance procedure, unfamiliar with your rights, and unsure of the process in general. This is why personal injury attorneys exist.
Are there really a lot of lawsuits?
There’s a popular misconception that lawsuits are very common and that they’re oftentimes filed for frivolous reasons. That is not the case. A lawsuit is often the LAST resort a plaintiff has at their disposal, and they are very rarely trivial.
People end up suing for car wrecks because of the financial and physical damage that they suffer. They sometimes end up with medical expenses that would bankrupt them if they didn’t sue for damages. Why should the financial burden fall onto the victim? If you’re in a situation where the insurance company is playing hardball, you already understand why people end up suing over a car accident; the insurance company gives them no other option.
The role of negligence.
The attorney that files the lawsuit will be looking for a way to prove that the other driver was negligent. Negligence can be hard to prove without solid evidence. As was mentioned, there are a lot of attorneys out there, but not all of them are particularly good at what they do.
A good attorney will investigate the accident, how it happened, and show how the other driver’s negligence played a role. They should immediately begin securing evidence, ensure that you are receiving proper medical care, and prepare for a lawsuit; not just a quick settlement. This isn’t to say that an attorney can’t get you a quick settlement, but a good attorney will prepare for all eventualities.
Contingency fees (no win, no pay lawyers).
Most personal injury lawsuits are filed on contingency. This is an agreement where the lawyer foregoes pay if they fail to win their client’s claim. It’s the best way for the client to pursue the case, of course, because they’re not at risk for paying legal fees for a claim that they didn’t win. It’s also the best way for these attorneys to work. Under such an agreement, your goals and the attorney’s goals are the same–and that means a lot moving forward.
We recommend calling a few local attorneys and choosing the one with who you feel most-comfortable. For a free consultation with Rasansky Law Firm, call us at 1-877-405-4313.