If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering whether you should speak with an attorney, especially if you have already received a settlement offer from the insurance company. There are several ways that an attorney can help you after an accident, several of which are discussed below.
An Ocala Lawyer Will Evaluate Your Case
Not every car accident entitles victims to recover compensation. When you meet with an attorney, he or she will thoroughly investigate your claim and determine whether you have a case. Additionally, at the Meldon Law firm, we offer free consultations, which means that you can find out whether you have a case without any financial risk.
Your Attorney Will Negotiate with the Insurance Company on Your Behalf
Most car accident cases are resolved through a settlement1 between the insurance company and the victim. While the insurance company will communicate directly with you, they are under no obligation to pay you what your claim is actually worth. As a result, negotiating directly with the insurance company may result in settling your case for much less than it is actually worth. When you retain an attorney, he or she will negotiate on your behalf and ensure that you receive what your case is actually worth.
A Lawyer Will Represent You in Court
While most car accident cases are resolved through a settlement, some are not. If the insurance company or the party that caused your accident is unwilling to make a reasonable settlement offer, it may become necessary to file a lawsuit in civil court. If your case goes to trial, it is imperative to have a seasoned personal injury2 attorney representing your interests. Conducting a personal injury trial is an extremely complicated matter that requires years of legal training and knowledge, and trying to represent yourself against a team of professional insurance defense attorneys is not advisable under any circumstances.
Call Meldon Law Today to Speak with an Ocala Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident can leave you with medical expenses, a wrecked car, lost income, and significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. Fortunately, in many instances, victims can recover compensation for these and other losses they may experience, so it is important to protect your rights by retaining a skilled attorney. To learn more about how a Ocala auto accident attorney can help you, call Meldon Law today at (800) 373-8000.
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Ocala, FL 34471