No one expects to be involved in an auto accident, accident at work, a victim of assault or any other type of personal injury.  Unfortunately, these incidents are all too commonplace in American society.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), six million car collisions occur in the United States annually, averaging one accident every 10 seconds.  When it does occur, you may find yourself in a difficult situation, trying to decide what the best path is for you.

            Hiring an attorney for personal injury claims could be your best course of action.  Retaining a personal injury attorney can help you in cases where you feel you are not being fairly represented or you are being pressured by the claims adjuster to accept a quick settlement.  This usually ends in an unfair, limited settlement leaving you unhappy and feeling under compensated for your injuries.  During 2012, there were a total of 33,561 traffic fatalities in the United States.   If you do sustain serious injuries due to an auto accident or accident at work, an attorney can help you receive a settlement which will help you in your future, especially if the injuries will affect you long term.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in 2010 that the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with motor vehicle crash injuries was over $99 billion, or nearly $500, for each licensed driver in the United States.  Often times, the other driver in either uninsured or feels he/she was not at fault.  According to the Uninsured Motor Statistics, Mississippi has the largest percentage, 26%, followed by Alabama, having 25% of uninsured drivers.  With an attorney working for you, your evidence will not be overlooked and you can be sure to receive a fair settlement.

            Personal injury attorneys are experienced in the laws of personal injury and the pain and suffering involved with those claims.  Their experience will help you to receive a fair amount of compensation for your losses.  Representing you is what they do.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, we can help. Contact our office at 256-232-2310 and let us go to work for you. Click here to talk to us about your case.

 

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