Car accidents will impact a victim's life in many ways. Some victims will suffer from injuries that keep them from enjoying their lives for several weeks if not longer. The vehicle they used to depend on might be wrecked, and bills may begin to pile up if they are unable to return to work.

Get Some Relief

You don't need to suffer from the above problems alone. An accident lawyer can help with those things and more. Just speaking to a lawyer can make victims feel so much better because they now have an option that might make things better. When you let a lawyer handle your accident claim, you are saying that your health and your peace of mind matter. Read below and find out more about what a lawyer can do to take the burden from you after an accident.

Coping With the Insurance Company

If the other driver was at fault, you may be trying to deal with the other driver's insurance company. You might be expecting the insurer to at least pay your medical bills and get your car fixed but that may not happen in a timely manner. That is where a lawyer comes in. Your lawyer can get your claims moving again as they make the insurer aware that you now have a lawyer.

Seeking Compensation

Getting paid for your medical expenses and car repair is not enough, though. You probably deserve to be paid for your lost wages and more. Your lawyer will send the other driver's insurer a demand letter. This letter lays out why you are owed money, what evidence you intend to use to prove those things, and how much money you want to be paid. While the other side might not immediately comply with the demand, this letter will probably start the ball rolling with negotiations. Your lawyer will handle that once you both agree on how much you are owed.

Handling the Other Side

When the issue becomes more of a legal matter than an insurance one, you can expect things to start happening. The other side might try to keep you from being paid what you deserve by alleging that you have preexisting conditions, for example. This happens all the time to innocent victims. Your lawyer can fight against that allegation and any others as they work to get you a settlement offer that is enough to pay for your medical bills, vehicle repair or replacement, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Speak to a local law office to find out more, like the Law Office Of Timothy M. O'Donovan.