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What to Know Before You File a Car Accident Claim

Filing a car accident claim can be a complex process, but it can be easier to navigate with the right legal counsel on your side. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about hiring a lawyer, and several people do not know what to expect when they begin the process. Before moving forward, it is vital to have information that can help you through a claim in the most favorable way possible.

Our firm is here to help you. Call (703) 721-4233 today.

The Importance of Legal Counsel

Insurance adjusters are hired and trained for their ability to become friendly and minimize losses. When you have a lawyer on your side, you get a different perspective regarding how insurance adjusters are treating you. A lawyer protects you from a vulnerable situation where adjusters may try to take exploit their experience and superior knowledge at your expense.

Legal counsel can also help to maximize the compensation you may recover. Having a lawyer means showing all losses you may experience because of an accident, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more.

No Worries with Contingency Fees

Far too often, individuals do not hire legal counsel because they feel as though they cannot afford it. However, most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This agreement means you pay nothing upfront and you only pay attorneys fees if your case is successful and you obtain compensation for your injuries or damages.

Resources You Need to Succeed

A lawyer has significant experience through years of handling personal injury cases, which also means they have established outside resources they can use to help you build a strong case. With legal counsel, you may have access to medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, economic analysts, and more.

At Shevlin Smith, we aim to provide you with the highest level of care and advocacy. Our team of Fairfax car accident attorneys go above and beyond to help you obtain compensation when you need it the most. Trust in our team to be your partners throughout the whole process.

Call us today at (703) 721-4233.


The Shevlin smith difference

  • Serving Virginia & D.C. Since 1986

    Our firm has earned a reputation as a top personal injury and medical malpractice firm. We have the ability to give your case the representation and attention it needs and deserves.

  • Trial-Tested Attorneys

    We believe the fight isn’t over until you are fully satisfied. While we always strive to resolve our clients’ cases, we are prepared to pursue litigation if necessary.

  • Honest & Personalized Attention

    From the moment you call us, our team provides you with a straightforward and personalized assessment that focuses on the unique details of your case.

  • Experienced & Dedicated Counsel

    Shevlin Smith has over 130 years of combined legal experience and we have the tools and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.

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