The holidays are a busy time of year, and if you’re like most people, you probably have some travel plans this winter. Even if you’re not trying to get across the country to be with family during the holidays, odds are you have extra trips to the mall or the ice rink, and as more people hit the road and driving conditions worsen, it’s a clear recipe for accidents here in Minnesota. If you end up in an accident this winter and another party is partially or fully at fault, you need to consider hiring a lawyer to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Below, we explain why the holidays can be a busy time for car accidents and why we believe we’re the perfect firm to get you the compensation you’re owed in the wake of an automobile accident.
Winter Car Accidents
We touched on it a bit in the intro, but there are a couple other factors that contribute to a spike in car accidents during the winter months in Minnesota. You’ve got increased holiday travel traffic, and all of these commutes are taking place on roads covered in snow and ice. Snow plows do their best to remove these wintery conditions, but it’s impossible to get every last patch of ice removed, and these slippery conditions greatly increase the time it takes to come to a complete stop. Fender benders and collisions at intersections skyrocket as stopping distance increases during the winter.
Another unfortunate reason why accidents oftentimes increase in the winter is because of drunk driving. Whether people have extra time off due to the holidays or are burning their PTO before the new year, a lot of people have some extra time to spend with friends and family during the holidays, and sometimes they celebrate with alcohol. Buzzed or drunk driving combined with poor road conditions is an incredibly dangerous combination that results in hundreds of accidents in Minnesota each year.
Why Hire A Law Firm
You might think that you can pursue injury compensation on your own, and while we have faith in your ability to earn a judgment if the other party is in the wrong, it’s almost always better to have an attorney help you with the case. For starters, we know all the paperwork that needs to be filed and can ensure they are completed and submitted as necessary. We’ve seen claims get rejected because people tried to file on their own, and they missed one small aspect of the complex paperwork. We can help avoid this pitfall.
Another reason why a lawyer is beneficial for a winter car accident claim is because it’s one less thing off your plate. You have travel planned, holiday shopping and gift wrapping to do, and you’re trying to get those year-end reports done at the office. If you’re now also trying to recover from your injuries and file for compensation, you’re going to be stressed and inherently some aspects of your life will get ignored. Let us take the worry and stress of filing for injury compensation out of the equation so you can focus on what matters, which is your health and your family. Many clients say they peace of mind we provided them with was more than worth our fee, but there’s one last reason why an attorney is so important – your compensation.
Studies have shown that the average award payout for car accident and injury claims is much higher when a client is working with a lawyer compared to when they try to collect on their own. So not only are we providing you with peace of mind and ensuring everything runs smoothly, we’re also getting you a much higher award payout. As many of our clients have seen, a lot of times this increase in compensation more than covers any fees owed to our team. When all is said and done, our clients often walk away with more money in their pockets even after our small percentage fee is paid than had they pursued and collected a smaller award on their own. Peace of mind and a bigger payday? That’s a no brainer.
So if you or someone you know was involved in a car accident this winter, make sure they do the right thing and carefully consider their compensation options. At Margolis Law Office, we offer free case review sessions and we’ll sit down with clients to go over their options. If you feel like we’re the right team to move forward with your case, hire us on and only pay when we secure you a large payout. For more information, or to set up that free strategy session, call Dean and his team today at (952) 230-2700.
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