How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help You?

Posted on 12/05/23

Car Accident Lawyer

Many car accident victims hear this advice in the days after their accidents: “Hire a lawyer.” But what does a car accident lawyer do? And how can they help accident victims? 

The Law Offices of James A. Welcome explains the ways their car accident lawyers can assist Hartford, CT, accident victims.  

Collect Evidence To Support the Claim

Solid car accident claims require a lot of evidence showing that the other party was responsible for the accident. Such evidence may include:

  • Photos and videos of the crash
  • Accident reports from the police
  • Witness testimonies
  • Testimonies from accident reconstructionists
  • Black box data
  • Analyses of medical records

Collecting all of this evidence can be time-consuming and challenging. Some evidence requires a court order to acquire. So, what does a car accident lawyer do to help? 

Car accident lawyers can take care of the entire process of investigating the accident and collecting evidence. These professionals have access to resources and tools to make evidence collection easier, and their extensive experience helps them know the types of proof that are valuable to car accident cases. 

Guide Victims Through the Compensation Process

The compensation process can look a little different for every car accident case. Many accident victims feel overwhelmed trying to determine how to seek compensation from the at-fault party, but approaching this process incorrectly could lead them to sacrifice some of the compensation they need to move forward. 

Car crash attorneys can provide personalized guidance to help victims maximize compensation. They can guide accident victims through insurance claims, court settlements, and civil litigation, using their years of legal experience to their client’s advantage. 

With the help of qualified accident attorneys, car accident victims can seek compensation to cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Time off work
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Pain and suffering

Through a civil lawsuit, some car accident victims may even be eligible for punitive damages, which punish the defendant for wrongful behavior. But seeking punitive damages without legal representation is often futile. 

Communicate With Parties on the Victim’s Behalf

Seeking compensation after a car accident involves a lot of phone calls, emails, and written communications with other parties. Unfortunately, saying the wrong thing during these communications can lead accident victims to compromise their cases. 

Car accident lawyers can handle all communications on their clients’ behalf. They can talk to the insurance company, speak with the at-fault driver, file court documents, speak with witnesses, and much more. During times when the accident victim would rather speak for themself, their attorney can be right beside them, advising them on what to say and what not to say. 

Take the Stress of Compensation off the Victim’s Shoulders

Car accident victims often feel immense stress and pain in the weeks after their accidents. Many have long roads to recovery ahead of them, and the thought of navigating a complicated insurance claim or a civil lawsuit feels overwhelming. Because of this mindset, many accident victims fail to seek the compensation the at-fault party rightfully owes them. 

Accident attorneys are dedicated to taking the stress of this process off victims’ shoulders. These professionals know the legal process inside and out and have extensive experience representing other car accident victims, and they put these skills to work on behalf of their clients. Accident victims can focus their energy on recovering from their injuries. 

Seek Assistance From The Law Offices of James A. Welcome

What does a car accident lawyer do? In a nutshell, car accident lawyers lighten the load for victims —  while helping them maximize compensation. 

The Law Offices of James A. Welcome has extensive experience across numerous personal injury cases in Hartford, CT, and surrounding areas. They dedicate themselves to providing knowledgeable assistance and reliable representation. Interested parties should call 475-889-7046 to request a free injury consultation.