Butler County side impact car accident attorneys have handled countless car accident claims and have secured valuable settlements and awards for people who have been injured in car accidents and their families. When you or a loved one has been involved in a side impact accident and sustained serious injuries, you need an advocate fighting on your behalf in order to make sure that your medical bills, future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages are recovered when available. Our attorneys also work to help families manage their short term needs that are impacted by accident injuries such as transportation needs, medical care and expenses, handicap accommodations, and child care.
Side impact accident investigation
Two main goals of accident investigations are to prove the cause of accidents and the value of the plaintiffs’ accident injuries and damages.
- In order to prove fault and causation in accidents, attorneys will review witness statements, interview witnesses, and review accident reports and other relevant materials. When liability is disputed or not clear, attorneys will often hire experts to help prove their claims such as experts for accident reconstruction or vehicle inspection if a defect is believed to be the cause of the accident.
- Determining a claim’s value involves looking into monetary losses such as property damage, medical bills, and lost wages. It also may involve hiring medical experts to review medical records and conduct independent medical examinations to determine the extent of injuries sustained in the accident. Medical experts may also offer testimony as to how injuries will impact plaintiffs and their families in the future such as long term disabilities, required future medical care related to the injuries, and the likelihood of making a partial or full recovery from injuries.
Negotiating with insurance companies
Plaintiffs’ attorneys and insurance companies enter into negotiations with two opposing goals: Insurance companies want to spend as little as possible and plaintiffs’ attorneys want to recover as much money as possible. Bringing an attorney to the negotiating table is beneficial for many reasons including the following:
- Attorneys know what injuries and damages plaintiffs are entitled to recover and they will fight to secure maximum financial recoveries for their clients.
- They know how to argue facts and evidence to insurance companies in order to show the strength of plaintiffs’ claims and their likelihood of financial recovery at trial.
- Insurance companies recognize the value of paying a little more money in order to avoid the expense and risk of going to trial. When plaintiffs are represented by an expert trial attorney, they will generally be more willing to spend more than they want to spend on a settlement agreement if they can avoid the high costs of litigation and the unpredictability of jury awards.