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Auto Accident Lawyers
A car accident is a sudden, tragic break from the life you had known. In one instant the comfort of your car can be transformed into a dangerous place of jagged metal and broken glass, and you may suffer severe injuries, including head or brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, even severe burn injuries, injuries that may be made worse by defective seatbelts or other automobile safety equipment. And then there is the confusion at the accident site, with police, paramedics, and the other drivers all asking questions that need immediate answers. It can be very difficult to know what to do after an auto accident, and sometimes people make mistakes in the heat of the moment.
Insurance companies know how this confusion affects people, and they have been known to try and take advantage of it by offering lowball settlements or trying to trick you into make statements that incriminate you or release them from liability. They count on you to not understand that even a minor auto accident can have very far-reaching, very expensive consequences. If you have been hurt in an auto accident, then you deserve compensation for:
- Damage to your vehicle, including depreciation of resale value
- Loss of use of your vehicle
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Physical therapy or other expenses related to recovery
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Insurance companies have auto accident lawyers whose job is to make sure that the company settles claims for the least amount possible. Accepting a settlement can affect your rights to receive money from other applicable coverages, such as umbrella policies or underinsured motorist policies, something insurance company lawyers may not tell you. You deserve to have a lawyer on your side who will help ensure that the settlement you receive is just and appropriate to your needs.
If you want to learn more about your rights and some of the factors that might affect your settlement, contact Long & Waite, Attorneys at Law, in Mobile, Alabama, to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation. You will talk to one of our auto accident attorneys, not a paralegal or an assistant.