How An Attorney Can Help
Our Car Accident Lawyers Fight For Your Rights
At Merriman Legal, LLC, we know that after being injured in a car accident, many people aren’t sure what to do next. They are hurt and confused, and still trying to process the event. They may think about talking to a lawyer, but aren’t really sure if they need one. We strongly urge everyone who has been hurt in a car accident to at least talk to an attorney before pursuing a claim.
An experienced car accident attorney can:
Deal with insurance companies
Insurance companies are only interested in making your claim go away as quickly and as cheaply as possible. They may contact you shortly after the accident and ask you to make a statement, but what they really want to do is try to get you to say something they can use against you. They may make you a settlement offer, but it won’t even come close to the true cost of your damages. An experienced attorney knows how insurance companies operate and can protect your rights.
Find evidence of negligence
You’ve been hurt in a car accident and it’s someone else’s fault. Regardless, the insurance company for the other driver may try to contest liability. They may even suggest you were at fault for the accident. We conduct our own investigation of the accident. We’ll carefully examine the accident report and medical records. We’ll visit the scene and talk to witnesses. If needed, we have access to outside help, such as accident reconstruction experts. Our attorneys know how to build a strong case that proves you were not to blame for what happened.
Determine your damages
You know how much your injury is costing you in medical bills and time away from work. But the true cost of your damages are usually much higher than that. Your injuries may require future surgery, treatment and medication. You may not be able to meet all of your future job responsibilities because of your injury. In addition to compensation for physical injuries, you may also be eligible to seek damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. An experienced attorney can help you determine the full amount of damages caused by your car accident.
Negotiate a favorable settlement
The insurance company may make an initial settlement offer and insist that it’s the best they can do. But our experienced attorneys know better. We take the time to build a strong case that proves you are not to blame for what happened. Insurance companies throughout Ohio know that we are thoroughly prepared to fight them in court. And they know our firm gets results. That’s why we are usually able to negotiate a settlement that meets our client’s needs.
Get us on your side
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should not have to pay for someone else's careless or negligent actions. The attorneys at Merriman Legal, LLC fight to get car accident injury victims the compensation they deserve. Call us at 866-823-3332 to schedule a no cost consultation.
We can meet you at our Cleveland office, in a hospital room or at your home. Contact us today to learn your legal options. Our firm is dedicated to helping victims of car accidents. We want to help you recover from your injuries and make things right.