Why you should hire an attorney if you’ve been in an accident

Posted on January 10,2017 by lawrzwp

In Toledo, if you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of someone else, you are entitled to seek damages for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages, among other things.

Navigating through the complexities of the legal system can be daunting, and with so much on the line, you’ll want to make sure you retain the services of an experienced accident attorney as soon as possible.  Protecting your rights is vital to winning your case, and it prevents you from making mistakes that could cost you down the road.

It’s important to note that there are statutes of limitations in accident cases, and you’ll only have a clearly defined amount of time to sue.  If you don’t file a lawsuit during that time, you lose the right to seek damages.  One of the key functions of a good attorney is to make sure you comply with all deadlines, rules and procedures as they relate to court protocols.

In addition, you’ll have to work with your insurance company, and possibly the insurance company of the other party.  Take note in that their agendas are likely to be quite different from yours.  An attorney understands this and can mount an effective stance in dealing with an insurance company so that your rights are not jeopardized.

A good Toledo accident attorney will also be able to help you understand what your settlement options are and whether it is in your best interests to attempt to negotiate a dollar amount or if you should proceed to a trial.  You need to understand not only the complexities of going to trial if that is what you decide but how much of an emotional burden this may place on you as well.  An attorney can also provide support in this area, taking on much of the load so that you can concentrate on day to day living while legal issues are allowed to play out.

The Law Office of Rubin & Zyndorf serves clients in Toledo and nearby Ohio communities.