There is no law that would obligate you to hire an attorney after being involved in a car accident. After all, it might have been a minor accident with no injuries, or you may decide to negotiate with the insurance company on your own. Also, there is no guarantee that a lawyer will help you get a specific outcome. Ultimately, it is a personal decision, one that should satisfy you.
How can a lawyer help you after a car accident?
If you were injured in the accident and need to concentrate on recovering your health, going to medical appointments, and receiving treatment, that is where your time should be spent.
A car accident attorney can take care of the legal aspects by negotiating on your behalf, conducting a full investigation into the crash, and handling all the steps of the legal process promptly. Still, if you decided not to hire legal representation and then changed your mind that is also valid. You can get a lawyer any time.
Help With an Insurance Claim
After a car accident, you should contact your insurance company or the other driver’s. You may discover that the other driver either did not have insurance or that the coverage they have is insufficient to cover your injuries and losses fairly. On the other hand, your injuries may be extensive or severe enough to call for immediate hospitalization, leaving you no time to pursue these negotiations.
Help With a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If the other driver is uninsured or if the limits of your policy mean that you will not have enough funds to cover your damages and losses, you may have no other option but to file a claim against the negligent driver.
When the insurance company does not seem to be giving you a fair offer, your lawyer can help you if you have time to file a lawsuit and put in place all the factors needed to pursue your case. To begin with, your injuries must have you facing economic and non-economic losses, which can be backed up through documentation. Then, you must also establish that the other driver was at fault.
Trying to file a personal injury lawsuit on your own and having to take care of your health at the same time may seem to be an insurmountable mountain that you may not be able to climb successfully. Let your personal injury attorney take a load off your shoulders and concentrate on treating your injuries.
Last Updated on April 14, 2022 by Marcus Ford