Automobile accidents can be very scary for those involved, but this is especially so if one has been hurt. In addition to the pain and suffering, there are often high medical bills that must be paid. Depending on the severity of the injury, going back to work soon or at all may not be an option. This is why it is so important to contact an accident and injury lawyer. An attorney can ensure that the injured is fairly compensated for their pain and suffering, medical bills and even their time from work. While many insurance companies will offer a settlement amount that may appear to be significant, this is often very misleading. The amount may not cover the bills, let alone losses incurred. A lawyer can help ensure that those who have been injured receive the composition that they rightfully deserved.