What Are the Top Misconceptions People Have About Automobile Wreck Claims?

Clients need to understand that this is a process and it takes time. It is not as simple as coming into my office, meetingwith me, and getting a check. That would be a gross simplification of the process. It requires effort on your part, as well as mine. It is a partnership. I have to rely on you for the facts, and you should be able to rely on me for sound legal advice as to what you should or should not do to protect your rights. How quickly this happens is by far the most common misconception that I encounter. Unfortunately, there areattorneys who advertise that it is simply a matter of going to their office, meeting with them, and getting a check.That is not based on reality.

Another common misconception is that you should be able to get paid during the course of the process. An insurance company has no obligation to do that and it will not. Payment for your resulting medical care, pain, lost wages, and other harms will only be made once – when the case is resolved, whether through judgment or settlement.

Yet another common misunderstanding is thatthe Uniform Traffic Crash Report establishes liability. People tend to place a lot of emphasis on the Crash Report to determine who was “at fault.” However, it is not admissible as evidence at trial in Alabama. Just because someone is identified as being the primary contributing unit does not necessarily mean that they were negligent or that the other driver was not at least partly negligent. What is in the Uniform Traffic Crash Report helps to determine whether you have a case, but it plays virtually no role at trial.

What Are The Benefits of Having An Attorney Handle Your Automobile Wreck Claim?

An attorney should be able to increase the amount that the insurance company is willing to pay to resolve your case. If they cannot, then they may actually cost you money. A qualified attorney likely will also be able to make the entire process much less stressful for you.

What Makes Your Firm Particularly Well-Suited to Handle Automobile Wreck Cases?

When you contact our office, we will take down the pertinent information and I will evaluate you case.  If I believe we can assist you, we will set up an appointment. I will then meet with you. If we take your case, I will be representing you. If we have to file suit, I will file it. If we have to go to trial, I willtry your case.I do not delegate to other attorneys withlittle or no experience. I have been doing this since 1992and I believe that I am qualified to advise people on what they should or should not do. I will be candid in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and will offer an opinion as to the value of your case. These are responsibilities thatI take very seriously.

For more information on Misconceptions About Automobile Wreck Claims, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (256) 534-3288 today.