Auto accidents can have devastating consequences: in an instant, your life can be changed forever. Unfortunately, it is all too common for victims to not only suffer life-changing injuries but also to encounter serious financial burdens. Car damage costs, medical expenses, as well as wages, lost when you can’t return to work can make the injured person feel completely overwhelmed and unable to get their life back on track.
Working with your insurance company after the accident also adds significant amounts of stress. You may be offered a settlement much to low to cover the medical and car repair expenses you are encountering, let alone the expenses still to come down the road for mental and physical issues.
It is important to be aware that sometimes car accident injuries are not apparent at the scene of the crash or appear minor at first, but later become a serious and permanent problem. It is virtually impossible to know the extent of your injuries shortly after an accident, let alone determine what medical, surgical, chiropractic, physical therapy, and mental health services you will need to fully recover. Retaining an experienced attorney is critical to making sure all of your needs, now and in the future, are protected.
If you have been in an accident, Amanda Todd Daniels is the attorney you want on your side. She has years of experience providing persistent and aggressive representation for victims of auto accidents and will get the money you deserve to cover lost wages, damage to your vehicle, and medical expenses.
She is willing to take your case to trial if needed to ensure you are fairly compensated and can move forward with your life.
Auto Accident Services
After an auto accident, Amanda Todd Daniels will conduct an investigation of the crash and all circumstances surrounding it. She knows that what is written on the accident report is not always an accurate portrayal of what occurred. (if you add anything about her winning cases for clients initially found 100% at fault this is the spot) She will leave no stone unturned to build a strong case that accurately reflects what happened.
The Amanda Todd Daniels law firm has experience in many types of accident cases, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Head-on crashes, rear-end collisions, side impact collisions, & rollovers
- Accidents involving bikes & pedestrians
- Public transportation accidents
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
Amanda Todd Daniels undertakes these accident cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost for you unless and until we attain a monetary settlement or financial award for you.
As an accident victim, you must understand your rights when facing the complexities of a motor vehicle accident case. Amanda Todd Daniels will help you negotiate for insurance company settlements and will relentlessly pursue your claim. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive the compensation you rightfully deserve to recover completely without financial burden. Call our office at (662) 678-8009 to schedule a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: At what point should I contact a lawyer?
A: It is imperative to contact The Office of Amanda Todd Daniels as soon as possible after the accident occurs. The sooner you retain an attorney, the sooner they can gather pertinent evidence to support your case such as witness testimony, police reports, and relevant medical documents. We can also help you handle unpaid medical bills, obtain medical treatment, and evaluate the settlement offer your insurance company makes to be sure it is a fair settlement that takes care of the financial burdens resulting from the accident. If necessary, we will pursue your case in court to be sure your rights are protected.
Q: Should I call my insurance company after the accident?
A: Yes. Insurance companies require policyholders to promptly report accidents when they occur. Give just the basic facts; avoid discussing who caused the accident until you have consulted with an attorney.
Q: Should I talk with the other driver’s insurance company if they call me?
A: Do not discuss the accident or give any statements (recorded or otherwise) to the other driver’s insurance company, nor sign anything without first getting legal advice. The insurance company representing the other driver involved may tell you it is necessary to talk to them, and they may seem very friendly and concerned. Remember, their job is to see that you get as little money as possible for your claim. Let us handle the communication with them. We are versed in some of the tactics used to reduce the amount of your claim, including:
- Tricking someone into making a recorded statement
- Delaying the case to try and reach a point where the statute of limitations has expired
- Delaying so that critical evidence or necessary witnesses are no longer accessible
- Deceiving you about the value of your claim
Q: What if the other driver, or their insurance company, denies liability?
A: Unfortunately, this is all too common as it is the simplest way an insurance company can reduce the monetary payout amount of a claim. When this happens, it becomes your responsibility to prove the other driver’s liability. This can be a difficult task; out skilled legal team will help you understand your options and come up with a plan of legal action.
Q: What if the driver who hit me did not have car insurance?
A: In Mississippi, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) is part of your auto insurance policy unless you specifically decline it. With this coverage, you can receive compensation from your own insurance company.
Q: Who is responsible for paying my medical bills from injuries sustained in a car accident?
A: The experienced legal team at Amanda Todd Daniels with work with you to determine who is responsible for any medical bills resulting from the accident. In cases where the opposing insurance company disputes liability, you may need to have your health insurance pay for your medical expenses when they are due and have our team seek reimbursement from the liable party’s insurance company as a condition of the settlement. If a fair settlement can’t be reached we are prepared to take legal action to ensure your medical expenses are adequately covered.
Q: Will I be reimbursed for lost wages?
A: In general, if you sustain injuries in an auto accident that result in missed work, you can seek recovery of those lost wages. You will need to support your claim with medical proof that you could not work as a result of your injuries. In these cases, it’s important to have a knowledgeable attorney to help you compile the necessary documents to prove lost wage compensation is justified.
Q: What if I can’t afford an attorney?
A: You CAN afford to hire an attorney at Amanda Todd Daniels. We work on a “contingency fee” basis, meaning the cost of any legal services is dependent on recovering monetary damages for you. If we attain a monetary settlement or financial award for you in court, we will charge you a percentage of the court award or settlement. If we don’t attain compensation for you, you do not pay anything for the legal services we provided. There is no out-of-pocket cost for you, we do the work and you focus on your recovery.
Q: Have I waited too long to seek compensation for my car accident injuries?
A: The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Mississippi requires that claims be filed within 3 years of the date of injury. However, the same law states that in some cases the 3 year time period does not start until the plaintiff has “discovered” the injury. Our experienced attorneys will be able to advise you about your legal rights and help determine if you are still able to seek compensation.
Q: How Long Will My Case Take?
A: This is a common question for which there is no easy answer. Two main issues affect the timing of your case:
- Is your medical treatment complete, or is further medical attention, surgery, therapy, or rehabilitation necessary?
- Is the opposing insurance company accepting liability?
The legal team at Amanda Todd Daniels will keep in close communication with you to let you know the progress of your case and will make all efforts to resolve your case in a timely manner.
Q: Will I Have to Go to Court in Order to Get a Settlement?
A: In reality, only a small percentage of personal injury cases go to court. Our attorneys will present compelling evidence to the opposing insurance company, motivating them to make a fair and reasonable out of court settlement. We understand that the time, stress, and cost involved in a court settlement is, in most cases, best to avoid for the benefit of our client. In cases where the opposing insurance company is refusing to adequately compensate you, we will use our years of expertise to aggressively pursue a court settlement in your favor.
It’s important to remember that the opposing insurance company has a team of lawyers working on their behalf – you should too. The Law Office of Amanda Todd Daniels has handled many auto accident cases and knows what it takes to build your case before the important aspects of the case disappear. We will relentlessly pursue all aspects of your case, enabling you to focus on your recovery. Call us today at (662) 678-8009 to schedule a free consultation.