Automobile accidents are a frightening and traumatic experience that can lead to serious injuries or death. A car wreck with injuries has significant and unexpected impacts on the lives of those involved. If you are injured in a car accident, you may be unable to work or care for your children. Your medical bills may cause a serious financial burden on your family. There may be a lot of uncertainty about your health and quality of life following a serious accident. A serious car accident will change someone’s life and the lives of their family members in an instant with no warning.
Immediately upon contacting our firm following a car accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer will meet with you for a free, no obligation consultation. It’s important that you know that will be meeting with a lawyer. Most firms will offer you a consultation with an intake staff person, a case manager or a paralegal. Not at the Law Offices of Robert D. Rouse, III. You meet with the managing partner of our law firm. We think it’s important that you get to know us, to like us, and to trust us with your case. We don’t believe that the first time you meet your lawyer should be at your deposition. That simply isn’t fair to you. When you go to the doctor, do you always want to see the nurse? Of course not. You want to meet your doctor. You want to like him or her and develop a trust in his or her abilities. You wouldn’t want to meet your surgeon for the first time right before an operation. It’s the same principle with law firms. You need to know your lawyer and trust in your lawyer’s abilities.
Once you decide to hire our firm, we will immediately go to work for you and will begin preparing your case for trial. Generally, cases can be settled without going to court, but in order to get the best settlement for our clients, we gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This assists us in effectively negotiating the best settlement for you and if we are not successful in settlement negotiations, this helps us convince a jury of your damages. We will obtain your medical records and bills, witness statements, any video of the scene, doctor’s opinions, and any other evidence that will be beneficial to your case. After all, we are working for you, and we will listen carefully to what it is you need in order to try to maximize your recovery in a reasonable timeframe.
As an accident victim, you are generally entitled to recover for medical bills, lost wages, car rentals and repairs, and for any pain and suffering you've endured. Cases involving automobile accidents are fact specific, and there is no “one size fits all” approach. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you need an experienced attorney who has experience with different kinds of injury cases. Further, you need an attorney who has the knowledge to take on the big insurance companies and fight to get you the compensation you are legally entitled to.