Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault in Austin?
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If you have been the victim of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, then you know how complicate they can end up being. No matter how minor your injuries, being the victim of a car accident can mean making police reports, talks with unfriendly insurance agents, and much more.
For some car accidents, it may be possible to handle your claim from start to finish by yourself. This can seem like the attractive option, especially when you believe that the accident was entirely the fault of the other driver. However, what if the other driver denies that the accident actually was their fault? What if their insurance company refuses to pay? What if they don’t even have insurance in the first place? Car accident claims can become very complicated very quickly, and in these circumstances, it may benefit you to have an Austin car accident lawyer on your side.
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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)
MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020
AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
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Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice
I did not know what to do. I had never been hurt in a wreck before and this was a major accident that was not my fault. I reached out to Zinda Law Group and they were fantastic, answered all my questions, got me help immediately, and took care of everything!!
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This is a really great firm! They settled my personal injury case in a year. Throughout the whole process, they were keeping in touch with me and helping me get the best treatment possible. They honestly know what they are doing. It was a pleasure working with these guys.
Everyone was so professional and was very interested in helping me with my issues. They were very upfront and honest about what I could expect.
I contacted Zinda Law Group after getting nowhere on my own with a personal injury case. I am so thankful I did. They took it off my plate and handled everything from appointments, to phone calls, and emails.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help My Case?
If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then having an experienced car accident lawyer on your side may increase your chances of getting a settlement that covers your expenses.
An attorney who has handled these sorts of cases before will likely have the resources and experience necessary to conduct an investigation into the facts of your case. In addition, they may be able to document their investigation of your injuries and expenses with medical bills, employment records, and bills.
Armed with this information, your attorney may then be able to enter into settlement negotiations with the insurance company seeking maximum compensation for your injuries. Without an attorney, you may well end up accepting an offer that is not enough to cover the costs from your injuries.
Will a Lawyer Get Me a Large Settlement?
Car accident victims are often in a rush to put the whole thing behind them and move on with their lives. While this feeling is understandable, it can, unfortunately, lead to victims accepting offers that are less than what they actually deserve.
This can lead to major problems, because once an offer is accepted, there is no going back to the insurance company and re-negotiating. For example, if a car accident think that they suffered any major injuries, they might quickly accept a relatively small settlement. However, if they discover later that they actually have an injury requiring continuing treatment or therapy, they cannot go back and ask for more money.
Suggested Reading: Types of Compensation for Car Accidents
How Do Lawyers Handle the Insurance Company?
When you hire an Austin car accident lawyer to represent you, one of the benefits that they may be able to provide is handling the communications with the insurance companies.
When dealing with insurance companies, it is important to remember that they are businesses. Though they may advertise a sense of care and concern for their clients, at the end of the day, their goal is to make as much money as possible. To achieve this goal, they try to take in as much money in premiums as they can while minimizing the amount they pay out in any given accident. One way that they attempt to minimize payouts is by employing experienced adjusters who may try to get you to say something damaging in their investigation of the claim.
An experienced attorney may be able to handle these communications in a way that not only minimizes this risk but strengthens your overall position.
Our Car Accident Attorneys May Help You
The Austin car accident attorneys at the Zinda Law Group have helped many car accident victims, in all sorts of accidents, get their lives back together. Our experience and resources may help you seek maximum compensation for the injuries that you suffered.
In addition, the Zinda Law Group believes that accident victims shouldn’t need to worry about affording legal representation on top of all of their other troubles. That’s why we use a no-win, no-fee policy—you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.
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