Even a minor car accident can complicate life in unimaginable ways, from massively snowballing medical bills to having to take months away from work. While you may not think that your injuries are severe enough to warrant legal action, you should never have to pay out of pocket for a truck accident that wasn’t your fault.
Deciding If Your Injuries Warrant Legal Action
Whenever someone else’s negligence caused you harm, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a personal injury claim. While not every accident is so serious that you should consider hiring an attorney, you should seek legal representation if:
- You needed medical care after the accident
- You had to take time off from work to recover from your injuries
- You sustained wounds that could cause long-lasting or chronic health concerns
What Happens If You Don’t Get an Attorney
If your injuries don’t seem severe, you may be inclined to ride out the pain and wait for the insurance company to offer a fair settlement.
However, trucking companies and their insurers have a lot of experience negotiating accident settlements. And because trucking companies and their insurers are for-profit companies, they can and will do everything in their power to ensure that you receive as little compensation as they can get away with paying.
You might think, for instance, that you only need money for your hospital bills. However, a Missouri truck accident attorney can help you get back all of the money you’ve lost from an accident, including the funds you will need in the future.
We can help you get compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced earning potential
- Physical rehabilitation
- Emotional pain and suffering
… and more.
Without an attorney, though, you’re at the insurance company’s mercy and risk getting strung along by bad-faith adjusters who will wait until you’re so cash-strapped that you’re willing to accept an unreasonable, unfair offer.
Contact Us Today
You don’t need to be seriously injured to contact a Missouri car accident attorney—but you most likely do need a lawyer if you’re planning to take on a trucking company or penny-pinching insurance agency. The Law Firm of Layton & Southard is here to listen to you and to help you find the best way to get the recovery you need and the justice you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.