Mississippi is no stranger to car accidents. And no matter the cause, whether from distracted driving, drunk driving or speeding, the end result is the same: stress, physical and/or emotional pain, and of course, bills and expenses that you were NOT expecting to come your way.
As experienced car accident attorneys, we know one of your first questions is “What is my case worth?” We understand. The stress of making these payments while also dealing with any subsequent injuries means you need the money you deserve as quickly as you can get it.
How much is my car accident case worth?
After seeking medical attention for your car accident, the next step is to call a legal team you can trust to see if they believe you would benefit from hiring an attorney. Especially since you’re at risk of getting push-back from insurance companies, it’s important to allow a strong attorney team to handle your car accident so that you are able to get what you need for your injuries.
Fact: The insurance companies are not there to look after you.
“When you decide to hire an attorney for your car accident, you’re allowing yourself a greater chance of getting what is owed to you,” says Seth Thompson, Partner at ‘Maggio | Thompson.
“Typically, an insurance company will try to handle the case just with the victim so that only the medical bills and maybe a few extra hundred dollars are paid. Therefore, it’s important to reach out to a legal team who can educate you on all the options available so that you can make the best decision on how you want to move forward.”
Fact: An attorney can’t tell you how much your case is worth before you’ve finished medical treatment.
From a legal standpoint, no knowledgeable and experienced attorney is going to tell you what your legal case is worth right from the start.
“Anybody who tells you a number on what your car accident case is worth is lying – we don’t have any idea,” explains Thompson. “You have to wait until the injured person finishes medical treatment in order to see where their medical bills are currently, as well as what type of treatment will be needed in the future.”
We advise clients all the time to not rush the process. Be patient. Once you settle, the deal is done, and if any other injuries or complications arise, there’s no turning back.
Ultimately, it comes down to working with a team you trust. A team that’s handled these types of personal injury cases time-and-time again and knows exactly what they’re doing and precisely how to get you the money you’re entitled to.
Discover how our experienced and knowledgeable team at ‘Maggio | Thompson in Jackson, MS, can help you to get what you deserve after your car accident. Contact ‘Maggio | Thompson, serving Gulfport, Jackson, and surrounding areas for a number of legal issues. We do what’s best for our clients. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at (601) 265-6869.