Injured in a Car Accident?
We are here to HELP!
Thousands of people are injured in serious car accidents in the United States every day. While the injury alone can be devastating to a victim and his or her family, having to deal with an insurance company adjuster who has absolutely no plan on offering the injured party fair compensation can make for a very frustrating experience.
If you have been in a serious car accident, you probably have several questions and concerns.
Who is going to pay for my medical bills?
Should I give a recorded statement?
How do I get my car fixed?
How do I get a rental car?
How do I get treatment if I don’t have health insurance?
Trial Attorney Michael Dalton has years of experience helping injury victims obtain the money they deserve from the at-fault party. This starts by contacting us as soon as possible. Right after the accident there is a lot of important evidence that needs to be gathered. It may be necessary to take photos of the scene or take witness statements. Gathering the proper evidence and building a strong case is the heart of what the St. Louis Car Accident Trial Attorney Michael Dalton does. For a free consolation and to discuss your case with an attorney, please call (636) 734-1012 right now.
Common Accident Myths
The insurance adjuster for the at-fault party is there to help you. þ FALSE
The first thing an injured person needs to realize is that the insurance company for the person who caused the accident is NOT his or her friend and does not have his or her best interest in mind. While the adjuster may sound like they care about the injured person, they are really just trying to gather evidence that will later be used against them when trying to settle your claim.
The at-fault party admitted fault for the accident at the scene, so I don’t need an attorney. þ FALSE
All too often, the at-fault party tells the injured party that they are sorry for the accident and it was completely their fault; however, that is often not the story they give to their insurance company. At-fault parties sometimes realize that their insurance rates may rise due to the accident and change their story to deflect blame onto the injured party. Because of this occurrence, it is important that an experienced car accident attorney start working right away to preserve all available evidence.
I can negotiate my claim just as well as an attorney. þ FALSE
The insurance company for the at-fault party knows the odds of you prevailing in a lawsuit against them without the help of an attorney is slim to none. They hope you don’t hire an attorney because they know most people do not know how to exercise their rights. This equates to the insurance company offering you less than the fair value for your claim, which means less money in your pocket.
Missouri and Illinois Car Accident Attorney
Attorney Michael Dalton is an expert at maximizing the recovery for a person who has been injured in a auto accident. Michael is reconized as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and is available 24/7 to discuss your personal injury case. Please call 636-734-1012 for a FREE consolation. As always, you don’t pay if you don’t collect.