Should I Hire a Lawyer After My Car Accident?

Probably! Hiring a lawyer after your car accident is one of the most important decisions you will make. A personal injury lawyer will understand and protect your rights and give you the best chance of receiving maximum compensation for your injuries. When an accident occurs, the first thing you should do is seek medical care for your injuries. After that, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, who can do the following for you after your car accident:

Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim

After a car accident, you will need evidence to support your claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know what evidence to gather, how to acquire that evidence and how to best use the evidence to get you the justice you deserve. When you hire a lawyer after a car accident, he or she will gather the following evidence to support your claim:

Investigate the Accident and Identify All Parties Involved (At Fault)

Car accidents are complex. An experienced personal injury lawyer has the knowledge and resources necessary to investigate the accident, identify all of the parties involved, and understand who may be at fault. Investigation is critical in car accidents, especially in accidents involving multiple vehicles. Investigation is also important when there may be multiple sources of compensation. For example, if you are injured by a commercial truck driver, the trucking company may be responsible in addition to the truck driver.

Document Your Damages

If you are injured in a car accident, a lawyer will know how to document and prove your damages. Damages are monetary compensation that you may be entitled to as a result of the accident and can include the following:
Some damages will require additional input from experts to ensure compensation. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to retain experts and maximize your recovery. Damages like pain and suffering can be difficult to compute. A lawyer will know which factors to consider when calculating damages for pain and suffering.

Manage Negotiations with Insurance Companies and Other Parties

Insurance companies and other parties are not on your side. Insurance adjusters and defense lawyers will work against you to minimize your claim. They will use countless tactics to try to settle early and to try to get out of paying you what you deserve.

An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to combat these tactics to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are legally due. A personal injury lawyer understands your rights and has the knowledge and expertise needed to protect your rights against insurance companies and other parties that do not want to pay you what you deserve. When you are negotiating with insurance companies, you want a zealous advocate fighting for you. That is exactly what a lawyer does.

Litigate Your Case if it Goes to Trial

If your case does go to trial, you will want a reputable personal injury lawyer with trial experience representing you. An experienced trial lawyer knows what he or she needs to do to build a strong case and has the expertise necessary to support that case if it goes to trial.

The Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey have extensive experience successfully litigating car accident cases in Texas. Steve Laird, the founding partner, has 35 years of litigation experience. He has had the honor of being named to the list of “Best Lawyers in America” in personal injury litigation and is Board Certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Seth McCloskey has dedicated his career to trial advocacy and has tried over 200 cases to verdict. The National Trial Lawyers organization named him a “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyer, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been injured in a car accident, the first thing you should do is seek out medical care. Once you have received the appropriate medical treatment, you should speak to the Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey in Fort Worth, Texas. Our experienced personal injury team, led by Steve Laird and Seth McCloskey, will pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. You don’t have to worry about fees – we are only paid when we win. For a free case review, call us 24/7 at (817)531-3000 or fill out the form on this page.