No matter where you live, driving is inherently dangerous. From drunk and distracted drivers to poor road and weather conditions that decrease visibility, every time you get in the car, you need to be focused and ready to react. When you’re not, the results can be terrible.
More than 2.35 million people are injured in automobile accidents yearly, and around 37,000 of those accidents prove to be fatal. With numbers like that, it makes sense that research shows statistically that most Americans will end up in at least two accidents in their lifetime.
When disaster strikes having a skilled, experienced, and reputable auto accident lawyer to represent your interests is key. From negotiating car insurance company settlements to bringing lawsuits against other drivers who might be responsible for an accident, finding the right auto accident attorney could decide whether you secure the compensation needed to recover or miss out on the justice you deserve.
Why Do I Need An Auto Accident Attorney?
No matter how big or small your case is, whether it goes to trial or is settled beforehand, it’s paramount that you have someone willing to fight for you in your corner. A good auto accident lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal issues involved in an auto accident lawsuit to ensure you’re properly compensated…even when the insurance company doesn’t want to pay.
For example, in one case, a client of ours experienced prolonged issues with his neck and back after an automobile accident and was offered $5,000 from an insurance company for his troubles. Luckily, our client knew that he would have to go to trial to obtain fair compensation and that he needed a team willing to spend the time and resources to prepare his case. Ultimately, we were able to secure our client a settlement of more than $100,000.
In another instance, we were able to secure a $1.1 million settlement for the daughter of an 83-year-old woman who lost her life in a one-car crash involving a limousine, even when the driver’s company claimed it was not legally responsible for her death.
Without an experienced auto accident attorney, these results likely would never have occurred. Our 40+ years of experience in the courtroom and the relationships we’ve built while dealing with insurance companies helps us ensure you’re receiving the best representation possible during your auto accident claim.
When Do I Need An Auto Accident Lawyer?
The moment you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered injuries from an automobile you should contact an auto accident attorney. You may not realize it, but things that may make or break your case can occur within minutes of the accident.
Even little things that may seem insignificant, like apologizing after being involved in an accident, can be used against you in a court of law and impact your ability to secure a settlement.
That’s why it’s important to have an auto accident attorney to guide you through the process as soon as possible.
What Should I Look For In An Auto Accident Attorney?
EXPERIENCE. You need a team of attorneys that are passionate about fighting for their victims and have a history of ensuring their clients secure the auto accident settlement they need to make a full recovery or manage their new physical limitations.
The team at Gold & Gold has been working on behalf of those injured in automobile, motorcycle, or trucking accidents for more than 40 years. We understand what it takes to secure significant compensation.
FOCUS. In searching for an auto accident attorney, you’ll soon realize many lawyers cover a wide variety of cases. Today they could be working on your auto-accident case and tomorrow they’re defending a client in a petit theft case.
Getting the compensation you deserve requires a deep understanding of auto accident cases, something these jack-of-all-trades lawyers lack. Building an air-tight case requires a lawyer who is focused on how to get you the justice you deserve in your auto accident case.
COMMUNICATION. The litigation process can be long and arduous, and a lack of communication can only exacerbate this already difficult time. Make an appointment to sit down and meet with any representation you plan on obtaining and discuss how they communicate: how often, what method, etc.
In the end, you need to choose an auto accident attorney you trust will keep you in the loop on any developments and who makes you feel as though if you had a question you could call at a moment’s notice.
HONESTY. When you’re choosing who to give your case to, it’s important to know how they actually feel about your chances. A face-to-face meeting is the perfect time to ask questions specific to your case and feel out what the auto accident attorney you’re considering thinks of your chances.
Here are a few questions you can ask:
- What is your expert opinion of my case?
- How long do you expect my case to take?
- How often do you handle cases like mine?
- What is your success rate with cases similar to mine?
- What kind of compensation can I expect?
- Do you expect my case will go to trial?
- How much of your practice involves auto accident claims?
Why Should Our Auto Accident Attorneys Be Your First Choice?
At Gold & Gold, our experienced team of attorneys understands the resources needed to secure compensation for your recovery. You need an auto accident lawyer who is willing to fight for the justice you deserve and ensure you get the compensation you need to manage your injuries in the years to come. We have more than 40 years of experience winning cases on our client’s behalf.
If you find yourself involved in an auto accident, please don’t hesitate to call the lawyers at Gold & Gold for a free case evaluation.