There are a lot of benefits to hiring a Newport Beach auto accident attorney. Their training, knowledge, and skill can make the difference between a lifetime of paying for medical bills — not to mention the immediate costs of car repair — and having all of those costs and potentially more covered by the person who is actually at fault for the accident.
Not every accident requires every party to have their own lawyer — if the fault was straightforward, the insurance covers all of the expenses, and no one was hurt, it can probably be handled entirely by the insurance companies. But the moment that someone ends up injured, even if it’s not immediately serious, it’s time to call up the attorneys.
Why? Because is there’s one thing that the insurance industry hates, it’s giving money to the medical industry. It’s amazing how differently the insurance companies treat replacing a wrecked car vs. paying someone’s medical bills — they go to extreme lengths to settle for pathetically small amounts when it comes to paying for their injuries, even if the cost is much less than for replacing their ’07 Lamborghini Gallardo.
In order to get a fair settlement from your insurer — or, more likely, the insurer of the party at fault — you basically have to have a Los Angeles auto accident attorney on your side. The insurance companies are more than happy to offer the unlawyered a predatorily small settlement and advise them that it’s the best they’re going to get.
It’s quite likely that you have no idea what your rights and responsibilities are in a legal sense — even if you try to do the research yourself, chances are you’ll miss a detail or three, and that can alter the outcome of your case significantly. Just for ‘handholding’ purposes, having a qualified lawyer at your side is a huge boon to any pursuing an auto accident case. The last thing you want to find out is that some cunning insurance adjuster — or worse yet, the other at-fault driver — has taken advantage of you and you didn’t know it until it was too late.