Car Accident

Protecting Car Accident Victims

Car crashes can mean a slight inconvenience, a significant change in health or lifestyle, or even loss of life. No matter what happens, after an auto accident lives are disrupted and expenses are incurred. Depending on its severity, an accident can mean one or more of the following: unexpected expenses, physical and emotional consequences, and legal involvement.

When it comes to a car accident, we’ll help you understand what your options are and work toward resolving your predicament in the best possible manner. Our familiarity with these types of situations along with our expertise and guidance will help you move confidently through unpleasant and even tragic details that threaten to consume your life after such an incident. Knowing your rights after an auto accident is where you need to start. We’re here to help.

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It’s heartbreaking when someone is killed in an auto accident, and it’s also very difficult when someone is injured. Whether the accident you’ve experienced has to do with a collision with a car, truck, bus, van, or bicycle (or if it’s a pedestrian accident), some things—perhaps many things—have changed. These can’t be undone. What can be done, however, is to begin planning for a different future by making an informed decision based on good legal advice. When a serious car accident happens, the team at Whiting Law is ready to help guide you toward receiving compensation to offset your financial consequences.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies is rarely easy. If you’re emotionally affected by an auto accident, this task can seem insurmountable. A claim related to an car accident, whether as a result of personal injury or wrongful death, involves navigating through the paperwork and procedures that insurance companies require. These can be very detailed and cumbersome. When more than one party is involved or at fault in the accident, you may have to contact several insurance companies, which can be an added challenge.

Insurance companies differ in the way they conduct their business. Unfortunately, deceptive practices, such as delays or false claim denials, fail to adequately compensate an injury victim or grieving family. The first offer is usually much lower than it should be. If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re dealing with all the financial aspects of that accident, in addition to the physical and emotional aspects. Because of this, you might be tempted to accept first settlement offer without realizing that it should be much higher.

With insurance fraud on the rise, you should know that insurance companies investigate victims of auto accidents, and they prepare a strong legal defense to prevent them from getting reimbursed for the amounts they are entitled to receive. You can see then, why it’s important to be prepared with your own legal representative so that you understand proper procedures and have the help of a qualified injury lawyer on your side.

Perhaps your car accident leaves you too severely injured to return to work. Extra medical and auto bills quickly add up and can be difficult—or impossible—to manage. Without the help of a professional in this field, you may be left with an adjuster assigned by an insurance company who is assessing the damages and might not conduct his or her task fairly. And chances are, you’re not familiar with what your no-fault insurance rights are.

At Whiting Law, we work tirelessly on your behalf to help you get your life back on track after a car accident. Here, you will always be treated with the utmost respect, compassion, and consideration. And there are no fees—unless we win your case. Contact us today.