Automobile accidents happen to even the most careful and diligent drivers. They happen when you least expect them, and in some instances, can result in serious injury or overwhelming medical bills. Even small accidents can lead to larger legal issues in the future. You will want to talk to a knowledgeable attorney to get the facts of your case and support you during such a stressful experience. The reasons to hire an attorney after an accident are numerous, but we have summarized five crucial ways KVK can help you:

1. Interacting with Insurance Companies and Their Lawyers

  • We can deal with insurance companies, so you do not have to speak to them directly.
  • Your words could be used against you in unforeseen ways – having an experienced attorney involved offers a degree of protection throughout your road to recovery.

2. Accessing Medical Treatment

  • We can advise you on your rights and options for seeking medical treatment without health insurance.
  • Just because you do not have health insurance coverage does not mean you cannot get access to treatment. We can pursue alternative options and make it easier to manage your medical bills.

3. Recovering Damages

  • We can advise you about the damages you are entitled to recover based on the details of your accident.
    1. Property Damage – if your car was damaged, you may be entitled to compensation through a claim with an insurance company. If the insurance company does not accept your claim, you can file a lawsuit instead. 
    2. Loss of Wages – the consequences of a car accident may render you unable to work for a period of time. These lost earnings can be recovered, making it much easier to move forward with your life after your accident. 
    3. Pain & Suffering – the harm caused by a car accident is not limited to physical damage to you or your vehicle. You may experience anything from emotional distress, impaired quality of life, or even a shorter life expectancy. Just because these experiences are intangible does not mean there is no remedy.

4. Fair Compensation

  • We will ensure you are fairly compensated for your injury.
  • Insurance companies will have their own attorneys to minimize how much they have to pay out. If they have an entire legal team, why shouldn’t you? We will advocate on your behalf to make sure you are compensated for all entitled damages.

5. Prioritizing Recovery

  • We will take on the responsibility of managing your case. 
  • By delegating the legal aspects of your accident to us, you can focus on trying to rest and heal. After all, your health should always come first.

Many people think automobile accidents are the only accidents leading to personal injury claims; however, our personal injury cases cover slip and fall accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, defamation, workplace accidents, pedestrian or bicycle accidents, and wrongful death.

By: Michael Karikomi and Christopher Peel

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