Is It Worth It To Sue After A Car Accident?

GKT’s car accident lawyers are asked it time and time again: “is it worth it to sue after my car accident?”  The short answer is that no two car accidents are the same and thus whether you should sue after a car accident depends on a variety of circumstances.  However, if you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s always a good idea to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable car accident lawyer, like those at GKT.  Learn about car accident lawsuits and more below.

Gold, Khourey & Turak’s West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania car accident lawyers have been representing those injured in car accidents since 1978.  If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact GKT today for a free, no obligation case review at (304) 845-9750, by 24/7 Live Chat, or through our online submission form. 

Have You Been Injured In A Car Accident?

Perhaps the most important factor in deciding to file a car accident lawsuit is whether you’ve been injured.  If you’ve suffered an injury, especially a serious one such as a brain or spine injury, you may be entitled to a variety of compensation that an insurance company may not disclose or may not offer you.  The only practical way to obtain this compensation is by hiring an experienced car accident lawyer to fight for your rights.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to the compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills and other expenses
  • Lost or diminished wages, income, etc.
  • Future lost or diminished wages, income, etc.
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Property damage
  • Aggravation, annoyance, and inconvenience

An experienced car accident lawyer, like those at GKT, can make sure you receive all the compensation you deserve. 

Is The Insurance Company Making You A Fair Offer? 

Another important factor in deciding to file a car accident lawsuit is whether the insurance company is making a fair offer.  As detailed above, there are a variety of different compensation that you may be entitled to, but the insurance company may not disclose it.  And, even if compensation is offered for something like mental and emotional distress, is it a fair offer?  How would you know? 

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The best car accident lawyers know if an insurance company is making a full and fair offer or whether an offer amounts to pennies on the dollar.  A car accident lawyer will investigate your case, negotiate with the insurance company, and determine whether it’s a good idea to file a lawsuit. If the insurance company doesn’t offer the compensation you are entitled to, your only resort will be to file a lawsuit. 

Another Factor To Be Considered: You!

Every car accident case has its own set of facts and is unique—just as each person is unique and has unique needs.  Each car accident case needs to be evaluated on an individual basis.  Most importantly, the best car accident lawyers take the time to get to know their clients and understand what is best for them.  That means pursuing the case with the best interests of the client in mind. 

Sometimes, more compensation may be available once a car accident lawsuit is filed.  However, a client may be more comfortable with resolving the accident claim without litigation even if that means accepting less compensation.  While the car accident lawyers at GKT fight hard for their clients and seek all avenues to maximize compensation for their clients, our car accident lawyers know that their number one priority is to act in the best interests of their clients. The client may not want to sue after a car accident. Our car accident attorneys will explain all options thoroughly and arrive at a decision that is best for the client.  

Settlement Before Filing A Car Accident Lawsuit

As explained above, an experienced car accident lawyer will almost always engage in negotiations to settle your case before filing a lawsuit.  Many, many car accident cases are settled in these pre-suit negotiations.  On the other hand, many others are not settled in pre-suit negotiations, and a car accident lawsuit is filed. 

Many people who have been injured in a car accident ask whether it’s likely their case would be settled without filing a lawsuit.  While in some cases this is a question that can be answered with some confidence, in the vast majority of cases, it’s simply too unpredictable. 

That’s yet another reason why taking advantage of a free consultation with a car accident lawyer can be so helpful.  At the very least, you’ll know whether it’s a possibility that a lawsuit will need to be filed on your behalf. 

Beware Of The Time Period You Have To File A Car Accident Lawsuit!

In West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, people injured in a car accident have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a car accident lawsuit.  If a lawsuit is not filed within that time period, you may be barred from seeking compensation.  Don’t wait—contact a car accident lawyer today!

GKT’s Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

GKT’s car accident lawyers have the skill, knowledge, and experience to handle the most complex car accident cases. Even more, our car accident lawyers understand that our clients are more than just case numbers or files on a desk and deserve personal and timely communication.  GKT’s car accident lawyers are always available for a free consultation, and we never collect a fee unless we make a recovery for you.  If you’ve been injured in a car accident in West Virginia, Ohio, or Pennsylvania, contact a GKT car accident lawyer today online, by 24/7 Live Chat, or by phone at (304) 845-9750. 

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Christopher Turak

Car Accident Attorney

Christopher Turak is a partner and car accident lawyer at Gold, Khourey & Turak.  His practice includes wrongful death and personal injury, with a special commitment to representing victims injured or killed by drunk or impaired drivers.  Chris has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is their highest peer rating standard.  This rating signifies that Chris is ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.