A car accident lawyer helps people who are NOT at fault in an auto accident. Car accident lawyers are typically plaintiff attorneys who handle civil matters involving bodily injury. Civil matters are a different type of legal case than ones involving criminal charges.
Plaintiff vs. Defendant
The injured person who was not at fault has a civil claim for their injury and is called “the plaintiff”. The person who is at fault is called “the defendant”. Typically, plaintiffs suffer no criminal charges or traffic citations after an auto accident. However, there may be criminal charges against the defendant, as in the case of a DUI crash.
Car Accident Settlements
Many people do not realize a car accident lawyer is able to achieve a better settlement than can be achieved solely by the accident victim themselves. People wrongly believe that their insurance company will take care of them after a car accident. Additionally, they believe they will be offered a fair amount for their medical bills, wage loss, and other expenses, or for their pain and suffering and inconvenience.
Unfortunately, more often than not, the insurance companies are fighting for their money bottom line. They will use pressure tactics in order to get a person to settle for minimal compensation before the injured victim even knows the extent of their injuries. Insurance adjusters create a false sense of urgency and throw out low ball offers hoping the injury victim will take the money and run.
Call Lehmbecker Law for a FREE Car Accident Case Consultation
Don’t take your adjuster’s initial offer. Do not settle or accept any offer of compensation until you know the extent of your injuries or the value of your case!
Call our car accident law firm for support and guidance. Our passion is making sure you are not cheated by the insurance company! Accident victims deserve to be fairly compensated for their ordeal. Let us do what we do best! Call for a free consultation: 425-455-3186