Car accidents cause a great deal of physical, emotional and financial stress on the individuals or families involved. Having a lawyer will protect you from injustice and/or receiving an unfair settlement.
The priority of insurance companies is to look out for their best interest, which is to pay those affected the lowest amount they can get away with. Your lawyer will help you in the negotiations so you will not be getting less than what you deserve.
Having a lawyer means having someone who can put a number on unquantifiable damages, such as pain and suffering, which will cost the other party. In case of trauma and injury that will inhibit you from making the right decisions, your lawyer will guide you and your family to go through it the ordeal. Your lawyer will inform you of your rights and privileges since not everybody is educated on it. A credible lawyer will have your best interests in mind in every step of the case.
Conducting meetings with other lawyers and experts, deposing witnesses, keeping track of deadlines, filing the necessary paperwork for your insurance claim and the case, and other non-glamorous things are only some of the responsibilities that your lawyer will take care of for you.
Most importantly, your lawyer should be the one you can approach for honest and reliable legal advice. It is a big factor to have a person on your side who knows the law and understands how to win.