09.21.23

Why You Need a Local Car Accident Lawyer in Your Corner

If you've been involved in a car accident, the path to recovery can be daunting. In the aftermath of a collision, you are often left with more questions than answers.

  • Who will pay for the damages?
  • Who should you contact first? 
  • Can you trust the insurance company? 
  • When should you hire a personal injury attorney?

The knowledge and expertise a local personal injury lawyer can provide you with after a car accident injury cannot be overstated. 

A skilled car accident attorney is your navigator in the complex, confusing world of vehicle accident settlements. Our primary task is making sure accident victims receive the best possible settlement from the insurance company. 

Just because a law firm is well-known nationally, doesn’t mean it’s the best firm to represent your case. 

A car accident firm based in your area has an intimate knowledge of local & regional regulations and laws. It is easier for a local injury attorney to gather key evidence, interview witnesses, compare similar cases, and negotiate with the insurance company.

A local lawyer knows the community, the local laws, and has established relationships with local professionals such as health care providers, law enforcement, and insurance adjusters. These relationships can prove invaluable in gathering evidence in your case, including testimonials from credible sources. 

Furthermore, a local car accident attorney is familiar with the local court system, opposing attorneys, and judges, which can prove invaluable in successfully pursuing a personal injury case.

A crucial part of any car accident case is determining who's at fault. It's not always obvious, and sometimes, both parties might be partly responsible. A local car accident lawyer can help you in a disputed liability situation by:

  • Presenting evidence to defend your version of events
  • Bringing in an accident reconstruction specialist or other experts
  • Negotiating a lower fault-percentage on your behalf
  • Defending you in court, if necessary

We also gather valuable evidence about your case, including:

  • Doctor reports
  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Video surveillance
  • Expert testimony

Some of these items would be time-consuming and/or difficult to get without the help of a local attorney. We are legal advisors, but also educators. We take the time to speak to our clients on the phone and during in-person meetings, explain the legal process and their rights to them, and make them aware of potential outcomes in plain, simple terms. 

We want clients to feel empowered and educated every step of the way. 

Because we are local, we can handle all communication on a client’s behalf. This could include a variety of parties, such as:

  • The at-fault driver and/or their insurance company
  • Your insurance company
  • Medical staff
  • Other attorneys
  • Law enforcement
  • Witnesses
  • Experts
  • Members of the court

Our goal is simple: Get you the highest possible compensation for your medical bills, pain, and suffering. 

Typically, negotiations start when your medical treatment ends. This gives your lawyer the fullest picture of all you suffered because of the accident. The final cost of your medical care can make a strong case for the settlement award.

There may be times when you may have multiple insurance claims. For instance, if you were hit by a driver with insurance policy limits that don’t fully cover your limits, we work to obtain the full policy limit with the at-fault driver and then file a claim against your own policy if you have underinsured motorists’ coverage.

Car accidents often result in significant financial burdens. Medical bills, lost wages, and property damage can quickly add up. 

A local car accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for these expenses. By assessing and analyzing evidence pertinent to your case, we help you build the strongest possible claim. 

Insurance companies often try to minimize claims by offering settlements that don't consider all potential costs associated with the incident. We make sure you receive fair compensation for both economic and non-economic losses suffered as a result of the accident.

Most cases that accident lawyers accept are settled outside of court. However, there are situations where your lawyer may feel that the settlement offer is too low and that negotiations are stalling.

Whether you're dealing with uninsured motorists, hit and run incidents, or complicated insurance claims, having a local car accident lawyer in your corner can make all the difference. 

Your attorney will navigate the intricacies of your case, represent you in negotiations, and fight for your rights in court if necessary.

After being injured, it’s important to stay local and hire an attorney who understands your region. Our team of experienced attorneys has been serving Erie County since 1985 and we know how to properly build and develop your case. Our goal is always to prove the true, full extent of your injuries and seek the compensation you deserve.

If you've been involved in a car accident, don't hesitate to reach out for a free consultation.

We never charge a fee unless we get you a recovery. 

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