After being injured in a crash, you’ll face many challenges, including pain and suffering, medical bills, and missed time at work. If that crash was someone else’s fault, you should not shoulder the costs for their mistakes. Instead, contact the Evansville car accident lawyers at Wagner Reese.
We fight for maximum compensation on our clients’ behalf when the stakes are the highest. If you’re ready to speak to an experienced law firm about your case, contact us today for a free, no-obligation case assessment.
How Wagner Reese’s Car Accident Lawyers Are Different
Our Evansville car accident lawyers have been listed in Super Lawyers®, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, The National Trial Lawyers, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Best Lawyers in America©, and U.S. News & World Report.
We’re proud to be recognized by our peers in the legal community, but we’re even prouder of the fact that we’ve recovered over $300 million on behalf of our clients. That’s because we’ve made a real difference in our clients’ lives.
Here are a few of the results we’ve achieved in vehicle accident cases:
- A wrongful death settlement for $6.5 million in a case involving a wife and mother of three children killed by semi-truck negligence.
- An underinsured motorist claim against a truck driver’s employer that resulted in a recovery of $4.57 million.
- A wrongful death case where a husband was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. We recovered $2.5 million for our client.
- We recovered $1.95 million for a motorist who was hit head-on at an intersection by a delivery truck driver.
These are just a few examples of cases we’ve handled for our clients. Though these results don’t guarantee future recoveries for Wagner Reese clients, they show how hard we work for people who trust us with their claims.
If you’d like to speak to a car accident lawyer in Evansville, contact Wagner Reese today for a free consultation.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
Your chances of getting the compensation you’re entitled to are much higher than they are without one. Experienced attorneys know the law and how to navigate the often-complicated legal system.
A seasoned car accident lawyer understands what’s required to get maximum compensation for their clients. They’ll gather evidence, negotiate with insurers on your behalf, and take over all the many processes required to successfully file a claim.
Doing this without an attorney is like trying to cram law school and years of experience handling injury claims into a few short weeks, all while dealing with the many challenges associated with a serious injury.
Remember that many car accident lawyers, including the team at Wagner Reese, work strictly on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t get paid unless you get compensation. In other words, don’t believe the myth that hiring an attorney is expensive.
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Car Accident Claim
After you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible, so they can advise you on what you should and shouldn’t do. Though each case is unique, here are a few of the most common mistakes people when filing a car accident claim.
Mistake 1: Talking at length to the other driver’s insurance company representative.
The other driver’s insurer doesn’t want to pay you the full amount for the damages you’ve suffered. That’s why they’ll try to get you on record making statements that hurt your claim. The best way to protect yourself from this tactic is hiring an attorney and telling the insurance company’s representative to speak to them. Remember, you have no obligation to speak to them.
Mistake 2: Posting on social media.
People often hop on social media to talk about their accidents or injuries, but insurance companies will use what you’ve said to deny your claim or offer you less than you deserve. Even innocent posts of you enjoying a meal or engaging with loved ones could be twisted by the insurance company to hurt your claim. You can avoid this by staying off social media entirely until your claim is resolved.
Mistake 3: Accepting the insurance company’s first offer.
After a serious injury, a car accident victim might be tempted to accept the insurer’s first offer. It might seem like an adequate amount, but it’s rarely the case that the insurance company has calculated the full extent of the damages you’ve suffered. You DO NOT have to accept that first offer and, in most cases, you’ll get more compensation if you don’t.
Let Our Evansville Car Accident Lawyers Help
The Evansville car accident attorneys at Wagner Reese have years of experience fighting for the compensation our clients truly deserve. If you’d like to speak to our team at no cost and with no obligation, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.