When you have been in an automotive accident, you must deal with a variety of issues. You may be suffering from emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and stress. You likely have physical injuries to deal with; vehicle damage to take care of; and insurance claims to handle. An accident can leave a family in dire financial condition because of the physical inability to work. The significant emotional toll caused by a car accident can also contribute to an inability to earn wages and support a family. Automotive accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
The law firm of Farris, Riley & Pitt has years of experience helping accident victims pursue claims to win compensation for their injuries. We handle all types of automotive motor vehicle accidents. Accident attorneys from our firm can help you recover money for your injuries including pain and suffering if you have been in a tractor-trailer accident or motorcycle accident. We can also help you if a drunk driver or uninsured motorist hits you. We handle cases involving bus accidents, multi-vehicle accidents and hit and runs. Processing an insurance claim or pursuing a lawsuit can be particularly difficult when you and your family are suffering due to the pain and stress from an accident. Farris, Riley & Pitt can make it easier for you to recover what you deserve.
We Have a Network of Expert Witnesses
Farris, Riley & Pitt have many expert witnesses that can help explain and prove the extent of your injuries when necessary. Sometimes your lawsuit requires technical information that is required in the case and an ordinary person simply cannot provide. Our witnesses have the expertise that a judge or jury needs to understand the details. Expert witnesses are especially useful when there is a dispute about the facts of your case or the extent or nature of your injuries. You may need to use a medical expert or a highway safety expert to testify in court that the kind of accident you had is likely to cause the type of injuries you suffered.
When you file a lawsuit in an automotive case, you are the party known as the plaintiff. It is the plaintiff’s responsibility to prove that the accident caused your injuries and that you deserve an award for damages. Damages may include medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering and more. Expert witnesses support your case and help prove that you deserve compensation. Expert witnesses cost money, but their testimony can be quite valuable to the case and may help increase the amount awarded to you.
Auto accident attorneys often hire accident reconstruction experts, highway design engineers, traffic control experts and medical experts to testify in motor vehicle accident cases. Farris, Riley & Pitt have an extensive network of expert witnesses like these to consult with about your accident.
We Know how to Handle Insurance Companies
When you have been in an automotive accident, dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming, especially if you are severely injured. You may not be certain about your rights under your policy or how to file your claim. Insurance companies are often loaded with bureaucracy and navigating the red tape is can be daunting and stressful. Getting an insurance company to pay your policy benefits can be difficult, and the company can be aggressive in finding reasons to deny or minimize your claim.
If the insurance company is playing hardball, and you are fighting with the company over your claim or policy terms, we can help you gather evidence, documents and other information. We can help dispute, appeal or negotiate a resolution in your favor when an insurance company gives you a hard time. Farris Riley & Pitt has years of experience dealing with insurance companies can help navigate this process and pursue your claim.
Farris, Riley & Pitt is Committed to Securing the Best Outcome
When you are hurt in an automotive accident, your immediate goal should be recovery. You are probably overwhelmed with worry about your health, getting back to work and supporting your family. You need to start thinking about securing compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost income, diminished future earning capacity, pain and suffering, property loss, and other damages resulting from your accident. We are committed to this objective. Our results speak for themselves.
Every automotive accident case is different, and we cannot guarantee results. Farris, Riley & Pitt promises to do everything possible to recover the maximum possible damages in your automotive accident case.
We Help Recover Lost Wages
An unforeseen event like a car accident can devastate a family’s finances. If you are unable to work due to injuries from an accident, you may lose your regular paycheck. Simultaneously, your medical bills are likely piling up and may continue to do so as time goes on. Financial stress from lost wages can compound the physical and emotional trauma after an accident. You may miss work because of a long hospital stay. You may need to recover at home for some time. It is likely that you will have to go to several doctor appointments or physical therapy sessions. In the worst case, you may lose your job completely or be forced to take a lower paying one because of your injuries.
Proving the lost wages aspect of your claim can be complex. Experienced automotive accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for lost wages caused by your accident. We can review the facts of your case, calculate your lost earnings and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If needed, Farris, Riley & Pitt can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
We Can Obtain Compensation if An Uninsured Motorist Hurts You
All drivers are required by law to have insurance. This law is in place partly to ensure that the driver will be financially able to compensate someone in the case of an accident. Sadly, not everyone follows this law. If you are in an accident and the driver of an uninsured vehicle injures you, the road to recovery is complicated. The only claim you can make in this instance is against your insurance company, and it may be harder to recover for things like lost wages, emotional distress and your ongoing medical bills. If your policy contains an underinsured or uninsured motorist clause, attorneys can help you take your claim to arbitration and try to negotiate a proper settlement.
If a driver who has insurance, but not enough to satisfy the amount of your damages injures you, this is called an underinsured motor vehicle accident. In this case of underinsurance, you may need to file claims with multiple insurance companies. Navigating this can be quite confusing to a layperson. When you make a claim for underinsured or uninsured motorists’ coverage, your insurance company may dispute your claim or attempt to argue that your claim isn’t worth as much as you say. We can help you gather all of the evidence you need to present as strong a claim as possible so that you have the best chance to get your bills paid.
Farris, Riley & Fritz has won millions of dollars for our clients who have been injured in automotive accidents. Our clients have been compensated for physical injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and more. Let us help you navigate your car accident claim so you can concentrate on your recovery.