When You Should Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer

If another motorist’s negligence leaves you seriously injured, your claim will typically move through the at-fault motorist’s insurance provider, and you may think that this leaves you in good hands. After all, the involved insurance provider is paid to cover your accident-related damages. The truth of the matter is, however, that the insurance company is out to turn a profit, and it is very likely not above engaging in whatever practices it can get away with to ensure that it does just that. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, the time to talk to an experienced Tampa car accident lawyer is now.

Your Damages

If another driver leaves you injured in a car accident, the damages you sustain can be immense.

Medical Costs

A serious injury comes with serious medical costs that can include all of the following:

  • Emergency treatment and transportation
  • Surgery and aftercare
  • Hospitalization
  • Treatment and care from doctors and specialists
  • Pain management
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical testing
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home health care
  • Adaptive physical devices

If the injuries you sustain in a car accident are serious, they can lead to secondary health concerns and the need for ongoing medical attention that stretches into your future.

Lost Earnings

Sustaining a serious injury tends to also mean lost hours on the job that are accompanied by lost earnings. If your injuries are serious, you might find yourself looking at a decrease in earning potential into your future.

Pain and Suffering

Being injured in a violent car accident can be just as emotionally painful as it is physically painful. Your pain and suffering should not be discounted or left out of your car accident claim. 

Taking on the Insurance Company

In order to reach your fullest recovery, you need to obtain just compensation, but the insurance company has wide-ranging tactics at its disposal that are designed to keep your settlement as low as possible, including:

  • Offering you an early settlement – that is far too low – before you are even fully aware of your complete damages in the hope that you are desperate enough to accept
  • Attempting to transfer blame away from the at-fault driver and toward you
  • Calling the extent of your damages into doubt
  • Prolonging the claims process in the hope that you will give up in frustration
  • Making the claims process so complicated that you walk away in exasperation

Your dedicated car accident attorney is far better equipped to cut through the insurance company’s antics and to skillfully negotiate for just compensation on your behalf.

An Experienced Tampa Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you’ve been injured by another motorist’s negligence, it’s the right time to call one of the well-respected Tampa car accident lawyers at Matthews Injury Law. Our dedicated legal team takes great pride in helping clients like you obtain beneficial case resolutions, and we’re here for you, too. For more information about how we can help, please don’t wait to contact or call us at 813-530-1000 today.

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