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Why should you consult with a lawyer when you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence? It may seem to be very ‘cut and dried’ to you – the other party was clearly negligent and you may feel as if you have witnesses that can help you prove this. Shouldn't you be able to merely communicate with the other party and get the rightful amount of compensation for your hardship? Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world where these situations could be settled by a handshake, an apology, and an appropriate amount of compensation. Unfortunately, it can be quite a lot more complicated than that.
Somebody else may have run into the back of you when you were stopped at a red light minding your own business. They may have been distracted, not paying attention or there may even have been some failure with a braking system. The net result is the same, your vehicle was damaged and so were you. In these situations, the insurance companies are now involved. One of the first things that they tell their clients is not to admit responsibility, even if it was plainly their fault. Thus, the other driver will refer you to the insurance companies and this may turn into a long-winded affair.
In many cases, the insurance company involved will want to fight the amount of compensation that may be payable and will want to minimize their exposure. They have very competent legal representation on their side and they do this kind of thing all the time. It may well not be as straightforward as you might have thought, therefore, to try and get a rightful amount of compensation in your case, by yourself.
Sometimes, insurance companies are not necessarily involved
At times like these, you might have to pursue the individual or entity concerned for compensation as a result of their negligence and these situations maybe even more complex.
You could find that trying to navigate your way through a process of making a complaint and seeking compensation by yourself can be just as much of a pain in the neck as the actual pain in the neck that you received during that rear-end collision. This is why you should talk with personal injury lawyers who have considerable experience in helping people like yourself to get the compensation that they so rightfully deserve.
You may well be tempted to approach the other party to try and make a complaint yourself and see if you can get compensation, but in the vast majority of cases, you may find that your request falls on deaf ears. A formal approach should be conducted by your lawyer and your representative will help you to navigate a claim all the way through the legal system if necessary. Sometimes these cases have to go to court, but in many cases, a competent lawyer on your side will be able to help you settle this before that needs to happen.