When Should I Sue After a Car Accident?
Suing is not the first option that you should immediately jump to after a car accident occurs. There is no need to sue the defendant if the case is settled. The question you may need to ask yourself is this: Why is the case not being settled?
First of all, the case may not be settled because you may have an incompetent lawyer. Working with an incompetent lawyer is the unfortunate reality that many people have to deal with after a car accident. For example, problems tend to arise when the insurance company notices that the lawyer doesn’t file lawsuits. The insurance company takes advantage of this knowledge by offering a low settlement offer. This is because the insurance company knows that this particular lawyer will recommend that the client take the offer rather than go to court.
Beware of the Insurance Company
More often than not, the insurance company will take the position that the injured person is at fault. When this position is taken, the insurance company does not plan on paying out any money. Keep this in mind: The insurance company knows how to value a case; they handle thousands and thousands of cases.
There are a lot of factors that make a difference as to whether or not the insurance company will make you file the case. For example, maybe you have an automobile accident with very little damage to the car. Or maybe you have pre-existing conditions. These are the types of issues that cause major problems with your case. For these reasons and more, you need a good lawyer in your corner.
The Importance of Hiring a Good Lawyer
It should go without saying that a good lawyer with the proper experience will make all the difference with your car accident case. Unfortunately, we hear stories all the time from people who hired a lawyer without the proper experience and knowledge to handle a complicated car accident case. A good lawyer will put you in the best position to come away with the settlement that you deserve. Just remember this: if you have to file the case, you have big problems with your case. It’s an uphill battle from there.
If you were the victim of a car accident here in the state or Oregon, contact us today at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us directly at: 1-800-285-8678. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys will work hard to ensure that you receive the justice that you deserve!