Jonesboro Car Accident Lawyers
When you're involved in a car accident, you need a member of the Stein Firm PC, on your side.
When you’re hurt in a car accident, everything can change in a moment. Whichever errand you were running at the time seems meaningless, eclipsed by crumpled metal, pain, and a flurry of activity. You know you need to talk to the police, get checked out by a doctor, and find out if your car can be saved—but you’re overwhelmed.
Luckily, you don’t have to go through this process alone. If you were hurt in a Jonesboro car crash caused by another person’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses. Talk to our team of car accident lawyers now by calling The Stein Firm today.
Car Crashes Are a Growing Problem
If you watch the news from across the country, you’ll see that car accidents are a serious and growing problem. Drivers are more and more distracted, and our lives are getting busier every day—which means more fatigued drivers on the road.
The NHTSA reports that traffic fatalities reached a 16-year high in 2021, a devastating 10.5% increase from fatalities in 2020. This is such a significant loss that it has spurred legislative efforts to decrease accident rates and make roads safer.
Even if you exclude fatalities, it’s clear that car accidents are a major issue in the United States. They cost billions of dollars in medical care, lost productivity, and vehicle damage. It is crucial that injury victims have the opportunity to fight for full and fair compensation after a crash, so those responsible are held fully accountable. This is the best way to reduce unsafe driving behaviors that lead to auto accidents.
What Causes Car Accidents?
Understanding what causes car crashes can help you understand yours a little better. Furthermore, figuring out the cause of your collision can make it easier to determine who is liable and what your next step should be. Some of the most commonly reported causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued drivers
- Impaired drivers
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Drivers changing lanes without checking their blind spot
- Misjudging another vehicle’s distance and speed
- Ignoring road signs and traffic lights
- Following too closely
How a Car Accident Can Impact Your Life
Depending on the severity of your car accident and subsequent injuries, you could see your life change in a wide variety of ways. Those lucky enough to only be involved in minor car crashes may walk away with minimal vehicle damage and no visible injuries, or injuries that heal without medical intervention. Others may experience injuries that require surgical intervention, time off of work, or extensive medical treatment.
Those most seriously impacted by car accidents may suffer their injuries for the rest of their lives, which also often means a complete loss of income. In some cases, victims of severe traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord damage may lose their independence as a result of a crash.
While you have likely thought of some of the consequences of a car collision, you may not have realized how far-reaching a collision can be:
- Injuries that cause ongoing pain or limited mobility
- Fear and anxiety about driving or being near the area where the crash occurred
- Unpaid time off of work or draining your paid time off to recover from your car crash
- An increase in car insurance rates
- Inability to perform basic household tasks, such as laundry, sweeping, and cooking
- Loss of vehicle
- Loss of any valuable or personal items in the vehicle at the time of the crash
- Strained relationships with family members if you rely on them for care as you recover
Knowing how a car crash can change your life, you may now understand why it’s crucial to seek compensation if you are entitled to it. While money cannot undo the effects of a car crash, it can give you the financial stability you need to get full support as you recover.
Why You Should Choose the Stein Firm
At this point, you may be asking if you really need a lawyer. It might seem like just another thing to do when you already have a mile-long to-do list. On top of that, if you’ve already spoken to the other party’s insurance provider, they may have discouraged you from hiring a car accident lawyer in Jonesboro. They may have told you that an attorney will just cut into your settlement amount and that the insurance company’s offer is their best offer—with or without an attorney.
First, remember to never take legal advice from your opponent. It might not seem like the insurance company is your opponent, but their priority is their company’s profit margins—not your settlement. Hiring an attorney often leads to significantly higher settlement offers, which is exactly why insurance adjusters don’t want you to hire a lawyer.
Their goal is to pay as little as possible—even better if that means paying nothing at all. They do that by:
- Twisting your words against you
- Convincing you that you were to blame for the accident
- Downplaying your injuries
- Strong-arming you into accepting an insultingly low settlement offer
When you choose The Stein Firm, you can feel confident knowing that we will protect you from those underhanded negotiation tactics. From the moment you hire us, we will take over all communication with the insurance company. You can focus on recovering from your accident while we handle your settlement.
Once you hire us, we’ll start right away by investigating your accident and analyzing the evidence you have provided to us. Our goal is to figure out what happened and who is liable for the accident. From there, we’ll figure out how much your accident is worth by getting a better understanding of your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.
We’ll then move on to demanding a fair settlement from the insurance company. It’s likely that your case will end after several rounds of negotiations, but if they refuse to budge, we are ready to go to court.
Contact The Stein Firm Today
Having The Stein Firm on your side means knowing that you have a committed advocate fighting for you. Let’s sit down and talk about your next steps and how we can help. Call our team of Jonesboro car accident lawyers today @ 770-961-1700 or send us an online message.