Injured by Another Driver’s Negligence? You Can Afford an Attorney

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Car accidents happen far too often, and they are often the result of driver negligence. If another motorist’s negligence leaves you injured, you may be hesitant to consult with an experienced car accident attorney – after all, you are facing considerable expenses that include mounting medical costs and decreased earnings while you recover. This way of thinking, however, is shortsighted and is unlikely to do you or your claim any favors.

Contingency

Most reputable car accident attorneys don’t get paid until the claims they represent have been resolved. This is called working on contingency, which means that your attorney’s pay is contingent – or based – on your car accident claim’s settlement or court award, of which your car accident attorney will receive a prearranged percentage. This means that you do not need to worry about legal costs while your case is pending, and if your claim does not prevail and you receive no settlement or court award, you will not owe anything. (Should You Accept the Insurance Company’s Initial Settlement Offer?)

You Are Facing Considerable Damages

You’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, and you’re very likely facing considerable attendant damages.

Medical Costs

The medical costs associated with car accidents are often overwhelming – especially if the injuries you face are serious and require ongoing care and/or lead to secondary health concerns. All of the following expenses can apply:

  • Emergency care

  • Surgery and follow-up care

  • Hospitalization

  • Pain management

  • Treatment and care from doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals

  • Physical therapy

  • Rehabilitation

  • Prescription medications

  • Adaptive physical devices

Related: Do Not Delay Seeking Medical Care after a Car Accident

Lost Wages

While you recover from the injuries you have sustained, you will very likely experience a decrease in earnings. This downturn will be more pronounced if your injuries interfere with your ability to perform your job into the future or alter your career trajectory overall.

Pain and Suffering

The physical and emotional pain and suffering you experience as a result of being injured in a car accident can be very difficult to master and can haunt you into the future with psychological consequences such as the following:

  • Increased anxiety

  • Depressive episodes

  • Emotional lability

  • Terrifying accident flashbacks

  • Self-isolation

Read more: Calculating Pain and Suffering in a Texas Personal Injury Case

In the Final Analysis

All told, the damages you face are likely to be considerable, which makes working closely with a dedicated car accident attorney well advised. Your attorney’s experience, legal insight, and drive can mean the difference between obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled and not doing so. Finally, you will not need to concern yourself with how you are going to pay for your legal expenses, which will come out of your settlement or court award.

Discuss Your Concerns with an Experienced Killeen Car Accident Attorney Today

If another driver leaves you injured, Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard is a Killeen car accident attorney who is adept at helping clients like you recover on their complete range of physical, financial, and emotional losses. To learn more, please do not wait to contact us online or call us at 254-501-4040 today.

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