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OUR CAR WRECK LAWYERS ARE ALWAYS PREPARED TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF CAR CRASHES
Car crashes can devastate families – let our car accident attorneys help you through this difficult time. If you or a loved one was injured in a Beaufort* auto accident or Gastonia car wreck, speak with us to learn about your best legal options.
Resolving an automobile accident may seem simple, but in reality, these situations are often far more complex than you might expect. If you are involved in an auto accident, the at-fault driver should pay for your medical bills and any damages to your vehicle. However, acquiring compensation from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company is not always easy, which is why you need an experienced car wreck lawyer to represent your right to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers can show you how to navigate car wreck cases and try to maximize the amount of compensation you receive.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Car Wrecks
Medical bills can easily become overwhelming after a car wreck. Sometimes these bills can be larger than the amount of liability coverage the at-fault driver possesses. Over and beyond the medical bills, you likely have to take time off work to heal or to care for other family members who were injured. The combination of medical bills plus lost income becomes a large financial strain on families. However, the car accident attorneys at Stewart Law Offices, LLC understand how to navigate these situations in ways to try to maximize the amount of money that you can use to ease such burdens.
Car Insurance Agents are Not on Your Side
Insurance adjusters of the at-fault vehicle are not on your side. They do not represent you – they represent the person who caused your injuries and their own company. They may be pleasant and have you believe that they will handle your property damage fairly, but their only goal is to mitigate their losses. This often means they will provide as little compensation as possible, even if the driver who hit you was drunk or distracted and obviously responsible for your injuries. The insurance adjusters represent the at-fault driver in a car wreck, so you should let our attorneys at Stewart Law Offices, LLC represent you.
Property Damage After A Car Wreck
The property damage resulting from a serious wreck may be almost as painful as the injuries, and you may be entitled to compensation for this damage. You may be entitled to loss of use and the diminished value of your vehicle if your car is not considered a total loss. Loss of use can be money given to you for the time you do not have a vehicle due or it can come in the form of a rental car. Diminished value is the difference between what your car was worth before the accident and what it is worth after repairs. Insurance adjusters do not simply offer this compensation – you must demand it. A personal injury lawyer can fight these battles for you.
Settlement or Trial After a Car Crash
In a car accident or motor vehicle accident (MVA) case, you may decide to settle or take the case to trial. This is your decision and insurance adjusters and lawyers cannot force you to settle your case. You should only settle if a settlement provides you with fair compensation for your injuries. In many cases, a lawsuit may be necessary in order to get fair compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain during recovery.
Lawsuits can be risky, expensive, and they may postpone your recovery by more than a year. However, they can bring new evidence to light that increases the value of your claim. You can discuss the car accident report with your attorney to decide what strategy is best for your case. As an example of the difference between what settlement damages might be compared to a trial result, Owner Brent P. Stewart was able to procure a $77,000 jury verdict in a case where there was originally only $8,000 in medical bills.**
Get Help From Our Carolina Car Wreck Lawyers
The car accident lawyers at Stewart Law Offices, LLC have the knowledge and experience to secure the compensation you need after a serious car wreck. We are available to you – all you need to do is call us directly or fill out our online contact form to see if we can help.
**This case and others mentioned on the site are only examples of our practice areas; every case result will vary depending on the facts unique to each situation. We have not included all case results on this website; please know that prior results do not guarantee a similar resolution in your case.