What You Should Expect During a Free Consultation About Your Car Accident
Car accidents occur suddenly - when you least expect it. In the aftermath, drivers commonly experience a sense of shock or confusion over exactly what happened, or they have difficulty comprehending the severity of the injuries or property damages they suffered. This is where a West Virginia car accident lawyer can help.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer After an Auto Accident?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the costs associated with car accident injuries can range from $20,000 in cases that involve minor bruises, broken bones or muscle strains to $200,000 or more in cases that involve extensive medical care and rehabilitation of more severe injuries such as torn tendons, herniated discs, head and neck trauma or damage to the spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the actual costs involved in recovering from your accident are likely to be much higher than what the insurance company is willing to pay. Insurance companies are in business to make money. One of the ways they increase their profits is by either undervaluing or denying claims.
If you have an experienced car accident attorney representing you in your car accident claim and negotiating with the insurer on your behalf, it will help you to pursue the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to receive. Also, while the lawyer focuses on your case, you can focus on your recovery.
How Can You Prepare for Your Consultation?
At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, every case starts with a free consultation at our Charleston office or at a location that is more convenient for you. If possible, you should have the following items with you to help us review your case:
- Any evidence that you collected at the accident scene. You should have copies of any photos that you took of the accident scene as well as contact information for any eyewitnesses.
- Copies of any filed police reports. This will help to identify the exact location of the accident and the identity of the other driver(s) involved and their insurers.
- You should keep copies of bills for any medical care you have received, documents establishing the wages you have lost and correspondence with insurance companies.
However, if you cannot locate these items or bring them to your consultation, do not let it stop you from getting in touch with us.
What Will We Discuss at Your Consultation?
During your consultation, we will review the details of your accident, estimate the amount of damages you may be entitled to recover and advise you on the best course of action in your case.
You should expect us to ask a series of questions about your accident, your injuries and the impact on your ability to work and enjoy life. At the same time, you should feel free to ask us as many questions you have about your legal rights, your options and the approach we will take to your case.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, contact Mani, Ellis & Layne, PLLC, without delay. Our Charleston car accident attorneys will provide the professional, personalized care you need to pursue a maximum financial recovery in your case. Get in touch with us by phone or by using our online form. We can schedule your free consultation today.