(The article is a guest post by Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP.)
Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury accidents. Every year, hundreds of people are injured in car accidents on our nation's highways. Car accidents cause millions of dollars in damage, including personal property damage and personal injury. Auto accident lawyers in Orange County can work with the victims of this type of accident to help them recover payments for their pain and suffering, physical injury and personal property losses.
Many people think of car accidents only in terms of what they cost in damage to vehicles. About half of the car accidents in the United States result only in damage to vehicles. This keeps insurance companies busy paying out claims to fix cars that have been in collisions. However, that is only half the story. The havoc they wreak among family and friends of victims as well as the victims themselves.
Many car accident victims suffer physical injury such as broken bones, cuts, scratches and even spinal cord or brain damage. These victims may be powerless to protect themselves from insurance companies who may deny them of even minimal compensation for these injuries, especially if they are also suffering from mental and emotional distress. Too many car accident victims end up with little to nothing to pay for their injuries, especially if they do not have legal help.
The power of an attorney
Car accident attorneys in Irvine can work with these victims to prevent this from happening. When a victim hires a car accident attorney, it is far more likely that the victim will receive compensation from the at-fault party for both physical and emotional damage. Further, a car accident attorney understands how to negotiate for a better settlement than the victim could possibly get alone and will preserve and protect the victim’s rights in these tragic situations.
If you have been in a car accident, you should talk to an attorney before you sign any papers or even make any statements about your claim. You can accidentally compromise your ability to collect money for your injuries by talking to anyone other than your own car accident attorney. Be sure to call for your free initial consultation before you discuss your case with anyone else.