How a Car Accident Can Change Everything

by | Feb 25, 2019 | Lawyers

Always Unexpected

No one gets up in the morning and thinks to themselves, “I think I’m going to get in an car accident on the way to work today so I better call in and let them know.” After all, if we knew we were going to be involved in an accident, we would simply do whatever it took to avoid it. Unfortunately, we never know when misfortune will strike, and our ordinary day will suddenly take an unexpected detour.

Often Devastating

Fortunately, most car accidents do not involve personal injury and are simply inconvenient and aggravating. For these types of accidents, you will not usually require the services of an attorney. You will simply need to file a claim with your insurance company and have your car repaired (or replaced). Conversely, when an accident results in injury, you will want to speak with a knowledgeable Cicero car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

When you become injured in any type of accident, the full impact of how the injury will affect your life may not be immediately apparent. Furthermore, because of the extreme forces involved in vehicular accidents, when injuries occur, they are often serious and life-altering.

Future Consequences

If you or someone you care about becomes involved in a serious car accident, you may feel that because you have insurance, you don’t need a lawyer. That can be a huge mistake. Insurance companies have one mission, and that is to keep making money for their company and their stockholders. One of the ways they do this is by cutting costs whenever and wherever they can. When a claim comes in, their job is to pay only what they absolutely must pay.

In some situations, the settlement the insurance company offers is adequate. However, there are many instances where an injured party will find out too late that they did not receive enough compensation to cover their accident-related expenses.

When a person becomes injured, they often miscalculate how much time or therapy they will need to fully recover. Furthermore, they may not realize the injury they sustained will leave them with medical expenses reaching far into the future. Spinal and brain injuries may require life-long care, and other types of injuries may necessitate a permanent change in employment or lifestyle. These consequences can cause unforeseen physical, emotional, and financial hardship.

How a Knowledgeable Cicero Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Being involved in an accident, especially a serious one is not something anyone does every day. However, an experienced accident lawyer handles cases similar to yours over and over again. This gives your attorney an advantage when it comes to preparing your claim.

At Shea Law Group, we have handled thousands of injury claims, and we know what it takes to help you achieve the settlement you are entitled to. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a car accident, give us a call at (877)-365-0040 for your free, no-obligation consultation. Don’t risk your financial future, reach out to our compassionate legal team before agreeing to any settlement.