Car Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Attorneys in Arlington & DFW Area
You’ve been in a car wreck and have injuries needing medical care. What do you do now? The Law Offices of David Kohm has Arlington & DFW car accident attorneys that handle many cases similar to yours every year, ready to help defend you rights. We recommend that before you take any steps or visit with an insurance adjuster, you need to consult with an experienced auto accident attorney regardless of what you have been advised.
Why is a Car Accident Lawyer Important?
- Let a Car Accident Lawyer Handle the Insurance Company for You
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. Their insurance adjusters are highly trained at negotiating insurance settlements and will do everything they can to minimize what they pay, even to the point of denying a valid claim.If you do not have experience negotiating with insurance companies, it can be difficult to ensure your best interests are represented and that you receive the full value of your claim. Furthermore, an insurance adjuster may get you to inadvertently issue a statement or make a comment that could affect your ability to recover the compensation you deserve.Having an attorney represent you before the insurance company can have a significant impact on your claim. Your attorney will:
- Negotiate with the insurance adjuster
- Handle all details of your claim for you
- Help prepare a written or verbal statement that is carefully crafted to your benefit
- Represent your best interests and fight to obtain the compensation you deserve
Our lawyers have decades of experience working with insurance companies and negotiating fair settlements for our clients. We are familiar with all of their tactics and know what it takes to prevent unfair settlement offers and help ensure you receive the compensation you need. Get More Information on How an Attorney Can Deal with Difficult Insurance Adjusters.
- Prove Liability for Your Injuries
Often one of the most complicated parts of a car accident injury claim is proving that another’s negligence caused your injuries. This is an important part of every car accident claim, as individuals harmed by another’s actions have the right to compensation.However, all parties involved will likely attempt to shift blame, making it difficult to prove exactly who is liable for your injuries.An accomplished personal injury attorney will be able to sift through the evidence to determine exactly who caused your injuries and then build a strong argument on your behalf.Having handled many complex personal injury and auto accident cases, our attorneys have the skills and resources to obtain the evidence needed to build a case on your behalf. This can include:
- Consulting medical experts to validate the seriousness of your injuries
- Reconstructing the accident scene
- Obtaining the accident report
- Gathering your medical records from all of your doctors
- Interviewing witnesses
We are committed to defending your right to compensation.
When is the Right Time to Contact a Car Accident Lawyer?
Although it is always in your best interest to contact a lawyer after a car accident, there are some situations when it is highly recommended, including if:
- You suffered injuries in the collision
- Your injuries are permanent or long-lasting
- You are experiencing injury well after your car accident
- Liability is contested
- The insurance company refuses to pay
- You have been asked to provide medical records or a statement
- The insurance company has offered a low settlement that does not cover your full expenses related to the accident
- You have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist
- Your have been involved in a car accident that resulted in a death
- Multiple parties were involved in the accident
- You are asked to provide evidence in your case
Our car accident attorneys are here to assist you and will provide you with a free consultation to provide you more legal insight.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Get Your Medical Treatment?
If you have been injured in a car accident even if you think you are fine, you should be examined by medical professionals for unforeseen or hidden injuries. Our attorneys will be able to recommend medical professionals who deal with car accident victims on a regular basis. These medical professionals will administer the proper medical procedures to diagnose all of your injuries due to your car accident. They will also properly document your medical records and medical bills which can be used to maximize your claim. Get More Information on Medical Treatment for Your Car Accident.
What is the Role of the Insurance Adjuster?
If fault has been established and the insurance company is responsible for compensation of your injuries they will ask you to accrue your medical bills and submit them to the adjuster. They will try to push you into a quick settlement asking you to determine as soon as can be that there is no more medical treatment needed. Of course it’s in their best interest to settle your case as early as possible. The sooner the adjuster can close the case, the sooner they are no longer financially responsible.
The adjuster will contact you to confirm that you have received all the medical care you need and then they will compile all the bills, determine what they are liable for, and send you a check in one lump sum. They will most likely send you only a partial amount that doesn’t cover the bills you have received and if your injuries get worse or other medical issues develop, you cannot go back to the insurance company for additional compensation. You need legal representation to defend your interests.
This is why it’s important that you have a knowledgeable car accident lawyer who knows how to deal with the insurance company adjuster and any other parties involved in the case. Car accident injuries can be more complicated than most people think and because there are so many issues that arise as time passes you don’t want to be impatient and accept their first offer. We push the insurance companies to give you the biggest possible settlement in the shortest amount of time because their initial offers are nearly always simply unacceptable.
What Bills Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help You Get Compensation For?
Our experienced car accident attorneys will be able to assist you in covering your medical expenses and property damage. There are a number of bills that victims fail to realize they should be adding to their claim. Allow our attorneys to provide you guidance. Here are just a few of those expenses:
- Ambulance Service
- Ambulatory accessories
- Ambulatory fees
- Medical Bills
- Hospital stays
- Medical Equipment
- Chiropractic Bills
- Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Employment
- In-home services
- Medical consultations
- Pain and Suffering
- Permanent disability
- Therapy treatments
The list could go on but you get the point. You have injuries and you need to make sure you get proper representation so that you don’t end up on the short end of the stick. Our team of attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Kohm know the value of your accident injuries and will combat the insurance companies to achieve the highest settlement possible that meets your needs. Contact us today before you speak to an insurance adjuster.
What Auto Accident Assistance Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help You Receive?
When you have been involved in a car accident you will have additional expenses that you will need assistance in recovering. Below are just a few of the things which our attorneys can assist you with:
- Recover property damage
- Recover lost wages
- Rental car assistance
What are Typical Types of Car Accidents?
There are many different types of car accidents for motorists to worry about. Each type of auto accident can result in injuries to the motorist and/or any passengers. Regardless of the type of accident, they can all cause injuries and financial losses for those unlucky enough to be involved in them.
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Single Car Accidents
- Side Impact Car Accidents
- T-Bone Car Accident
- Roll-Over Car Accidents
- Head-On Collision Accidents
- Rear-End Collision Accidents
- Sideswipe Car Accidents
- Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
- Multi-Vehicle Accidents
- Intersection Car Accidents
- Highway Car Accidents
- Stop Sign Car Accidents
- Lane Change Accidents
- Stopped Vehicle Accident
- Hazardous Road Condition Accidents
- Weather Related Accidents
- Ice and Snow Accidents
- Running Red Light Car Accidents
What are Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents?
There are a number of different injuries that can be caused by a car accident. Here are a number of the common types of injuries that are seen to be caused by an accident:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back Injuries
- Internal injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Disfiguring facial injuries and scars
- Limb loss and amputation
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Knee injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Wrist and hand injuries
- Lacerations, bruises and “road rash”
- Crush injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
You can contact us online or call the Law Offices of David S. Kohm. Our initial consultation is free, and if you can’t come to us, we will go to your home or hospital.
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