You are minding your own business driving safely. Then BAM, out of nowhere you feel the impact of another vehicle. It feels like an explosion went off. You are disoriented, not sure what just happened. You start to realize you were in an accident and you begin to make sure you have not suffered any major injury. You check the backseat to make sure your child has not been hurt seriously. Then you don’t know what to do; calling a car accident lawyer in Lake Charles is the furthest thing from your mind at the moment.
Do you call the police? Do you speak to the other drive? Do you need to go to the hospital? Do you exchange phone numbers with the other driver?
These questions are why you need to hire an experienced attorney who knows how to answer these questions.
Why do you need a car accident lawyer in Lake Charles?
An experienced personal injury attorney can answer all of your questions about your accident. A personal injury attorney can make sure that your car is repaired, coordinate with doctors to ensure your injuries are treated, and to speak with the insurance company to make sure no mistakes are made. You have to remember that the insurance company you are facing has one goal in mind: to minimize what they pay you for the injuries their insured caused you.
The insurance company is protecting their insured. Who is protecting you?
An experienced car accident lawyer in Lake Charles like the ones found at Colonna Law Firm is who protects you. We can help guide you through the process to ensure that you receive the maximum award for all of your injuries. We offer free consultations with no strings attached. We offer this to explain this in person so that even if you choose another option, you still are given some basic guidance to not make any mistakes when dealing with the insurance company.
What kind of injuries do car accidents cause?
When you an involved in a car accident, you will suffer many injuries. Some injuries are obvious, like medical bills you must pay for treatment of your physical injuries, but some injuries are hidden. You may miss work for treatment. You may suffer an injury that requires a long, painful road to recovery. You may suffer an injury that prevents you from working. What you can’t afford is an inexperienced attorney who does not know how to identify your damages, so that you can recover all your damages.
Sometimes your worst injuries will not be diagnosed quickly. A broken arm or leg is easy to identify. Herniated or building discs require advanced (and expensive) diagnostic testing. This testing is typically only done after a period of time of treatment. Psychological trauma from a car accident can take months of therapy for an accurate diagnosis. These injuries could impact you for the rest of your life and you need to make sure you choose an experienced personal injury firm like Colonna Law Firm to guide you through this process.
How much are my injuries worth?
Calculating damages is an art and not a science. If it were a simple formula, personal injury attorneys would go out of business. Just like there are many types of injuries, damage awards change with each injury. The severity of the injury and treatment of that injury are two primary variables. The impact on your life during treatment as well as after treatment are some other necessary factors to analyze. Your lost wages and lost future wages can combine to millions of dollars.
The most important part of your personal injury case is the amount of damages you ultimately receive. The best way to ensure you receive the maximum award is to ensure that there is a proper plan in place from the time of the accident through treatment and settlement. An experienced personal injury firm like Colonna Law Firm knows how to ensure that your treatment is proper, accepted, and without gaps. We will also ensure that the treatment you receive is related to your injuries and that it won’t stop until you are healed. An experienced firm will also know how to research, calculate, and estimate the damages we anticipate you experiencing after treatment has finalized.
Unless you are an insurance adjuster in your spare time, you simply will not be able to coordinate, plan, and execute a strategy to maximize your damages. Most attorneys would not be able to accomplish this goal. Make an appointment today to speak with Colonna Law Firm about your car accident so that we can start maximizing your claim today.