Auto Accidents

Most minor accidents do not require a car accident lawyer. However a major automobile accident can have many ramifications. A victim of a car accident can suffer beyond the time it takes to heal. The injuries may result in long term consequences like the loss of job, home foreclosure, car repossession, mental anguish, chronic pain, bad credit, emotional strain, divorce, family break ups and depression – Just to name a few! A car accident lawyer can prove invaluable.

​Even the safest and most defensive drivers can become victims of another driver’s negligence. With the large volume of traffic on our highways and interstates, car accidents are all too common and often result in serious injuries or death to those involved. If someone else causes a car accident and you are injured, you may have a claim against the other driver for negligence. Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer, that truly understands that this could one of the most stressful periods in your life, is beneficial.

​To reiterate, a car accident injury can immediately affect your finances and family life and cause you to miss work. To make the situation all the more stressful, insurance adjusters and claims representatives may contact you. These people work for the insurance company who insures the at-fault driver and are working to defend their insured customer at your expense. The insurance adjuster will have a great deal more experience than an injured person not yet represented by an experienced car accident attorney. The insurance companies are interested in settling your claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible. They want you to accept the lowest settlement possible, with no regard for your health or medical condition. 

​During this vulnerable time, you should not let an insurance company take advantage of you. We suggest that you not give any statements to the at-fault driver’s insurer and that you not sign any paperwork sent to you by the insurance company unless you have consulted a lawyer to learn about your rights and insurance company tactics.  Car accidents are serious matters and can involve serious injuries including broken bones, head injuries and spinal injuries. If you are injured, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical expenses. You are also entitled to recover for your wage losses, future medical expenses, if any, and other damages such as physical pain and mental suffering. you may have other permanent injuries as well.

An experienced auto accident lawyer can help you get the compensation that you deserve. As soon as you retain our services, we will represent you in dealings with the insurance company. The adjustors and claims representatives will stop contacting you. Instead of arguing with claims representatives, you can concentrate on your medical treatment and putting your life back together. The insurance company will also know that you have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side who will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if the insurance company is unreasonable.

​It is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. If we need to investigate your accident, time may be of the essence. It is also easier to locate and interview witnesses if you contact a lawyer sooner rather than later. People’s memories tend to fade and we do not want to lose valuable evidence because you delayed in consulting a lawyer. Tom Allgood is an experienced car accident attorney that can help you.  Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Make sure that you maintain copies of all police reports, medical bills, photographs or other documentation of your car accident or car accident injuries which you receive.

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