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Serious Car Accidents: When Should You Call an Attorney

Serious Car Accidents: When Should You Call an Attorney

No car accident is easy. From fender benders and rear-end collisions to intersection accidents and highway wrecks, all car accidents have the potential to result in injuries and various challenges for victims. Whenever an auto wreck that could and should have been prevented causes victims to incur damages they would have not otherwise faced, they have the right to file a claim for compensation.

Every car accident is unique, as is the impact these wrecks have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, our Virginia car accident attorneys generally advise all victims who suffered injuries in auto accidents to contact our firm following a wreck. When they do, we can closely review the unique facts of their case to determine if they may have a valid claim for compensation. While we provide free case reviews for victims who suffer injuries in any type of wreck, we do not handle cases involving property damage only. Often, property damage cases can be resolved without the assistance of a lawyer.

Having helped numerous residents across the state throughout the years, we know that not every victim involved in a wreck knows their rights, or knows when they should call an attorney. To help you better understand why and when you should work with a lawyer after a preventable wreck, we’ve put together the following information:

  • Injuries and medical treatment – Any time you are injured by another’s negligence, including the negligence of another driver, you should not have to bear the burden of paying for your medical bills. The costs of any initial medical evaluations, surgeries, rehabilitation, and other follow up care stemming from injuries sustained in a preventable wrecks can be recovered through a personal injury case. Unfortunately, the personal injury claim process can be complex and prone to challenges from the defendant and their insurance provider, which is why legal representation can make the difference. By speaking to an attorney from our team, you can not only find the assistance you need to secure the right medical treatment, but also the support of attorneys who can help you navigate the process while you recover and fight for full and fair compensation for all relevant expenses.
  • Other damages – In addition to putting you in position to recover your medical bills, working with a personal injury lawyer can help you recover any other damages resulting from the preventable wreck. This can include property damage, the costs of psychological services, a recovery of lost income caused by missing work, and more. It can also include compensation for your emotional injuries, and in the case of serious or catastrophic injuries, compensation for the emotional suffering sustained by your loved ones.
  • Future needs – Serious car accidents commonly result in injuries that require long-term care or even life-long medical attention and accommodation. These future needs can also be recovered from the at-fault party with the help of an attorney. At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, we take any future medical needs of our clients into account when pursuing compensation to ensure they have the resources to repair and rebuild their lives.
  • Leveling the playing field – If you are involved in a serious car accident, do not expect the insurance company to automatically compensate you. In fact, insurance providers will often work diligently to pay as little as they can, and will leverage their extensive assets when doing so. By calling an attorney as soon as possible after a wreck, you can gain the support of advocates who have the experience and resources needed to create a level playing field with large insurance corporations.

Remember, you have the right to take action against the party responsible for causing your accident and injuries, and you have the right to do so with the support and representation of a lawyer. Having a lawyer on your side can make the difference in any car accident case where you depend on fair compensation to cover your losses, and especially so when wrecks are severe and result in serious injuries. The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC has decades of combined experience fighting for victims injured in auto accidents, including those involving commercial trucks and catastrophic injuries. We know how to guide clients through these difficult times.

To discuss your car wreck case with a member of our legal team during a FREE consultation, contact The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC today. Our firm serves residents throughout Alexandria and the state of Virginia and offers services in Spanish.