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What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

So, it happened: the dreaded car accident. Your shock and fear are over; but as the legal headache starts to set in, you’ve got questions. Is it worth it to hire a lawyer? What does a car accident lawyer really do? Why’d this have to happen to me?! Keep reading for answers to the first two questions, as unfortunately, there will never be an answer to the third. 

What a Car Accident Lawyer Does

To help you determine the value of hiring a lawyer for your car accident, we’ve broken down 6 major ways a car accident lawyer will help you avoid expenses, maximize recovery, and get you the highest settlement possible. 

Protecting Your Evidence

The aftermath of even a minor car accident is enough to make anyone’s head spin. Thankfully, your car accident lawyer will work to protect the evidence in your case by talking to witnesses, taking photographs of any damage and/or injury, as well as obtaining any available vehicle black box data

Helping With Medical Treatment

In perhaps the biggest ease of burdens, your lawyer is there to help protect your livelihood, family, and home from mounting medical expenses. They will work to help you avoid unnecessary medical expenses, oftentimes getting you treatment at no out of pocket cost. 

Explaining Your Case Value

In addition to being honest about the potential success (or lack thereof) of your case, your attorney will be able to explain the overall value of your case. This includes what compensation you are likely to receive. For us at Coker Law, this is based on years of experience with thousands of cases right here in Gwinnett County, Georgia. 

Negotiating with Insurance Companies and Medical Providers

Now, you may happen to be the one person on the planet that loves dealing with insurance companies—and the transfers to different departments, the hold music, the wait times, etc.—but we doubt it. Let your lawyer do the talking for you as it’s their job to point out the strengths of your case to maximize your recovery. 

Further, your accident lawyer will be working diligently to lower any amount you owe to doctors and/or hospitals, ensuring the most money in your pocket at the end of the day. 

Settling Your Case

Your car accident lawyer is fighting hard to keep you debt free after your accident. And even in the case of necessary medical bills, they will be handling any and all payments. Headache? Gone.

Filing the Lawsuit and Going to Court

In many cases, having legal representation is enough to get a higher settlement, because the insurance companies simply don’t want the hassle of litigation. They also know they’re likely to pay out even more, considering their legal fees, too. 

Subsequently, if the case does go to trial, your lawyer is there to prove to a jury and a judge that you were not at fault. And if the insurance company has undervalued your case, they’ll prove that, too. 

If you’re still determining whether to hire a lawyer for your car accident, hopefully we’ve helped you make your final decision. The peace of mind that comes from knowing your livelihood, bank account, and future are being vigilantly protected and fought for is priceless. Not having to deal with the headache and hassle of all the bureaucracy involved is icing on the cake. 

If you have any questions about your case, what the legal process looks like, or anything in between, call us at: or live chat 24/7 with our team.

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