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Do I Need An Attorney After A Car Accident?

April 17, 2024

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Car accidents are very common and can be a shocking and scary experience for a person and while not all car accidents end in injury, plenty do as a car accident lawyer can attest. In the event that you sustain significant injuries as a result of your accident, you may want to consider seeking legal counsel. It can be confusing after a car crash to know what your next steps should be, so here are some things to think about if you might need a personal injury attorney. 

The first sign to know if you need a personal injury attorney to help after your car crash is as simple as evaluating the injuries you sustained. If you suffered injuries as a result of your crash and need to go to the doctor for anything such as an x-ray or physical therapy to help your injuries heal then you might want to consider an attorney. Your attorney will help you recover funds from the at fault party and their insurance company in order to cover medical bills and expenses. 

Another circumstance in which you might need an attorney is if you were not at fault for the accident. If you aren’t at fault for the accident then an attorney can help protect your rights and get you compensation for the injuries you received and the damage done to your vehicle. According to our friends at the Brandy Austin Law Firm, if you weren’t at fault then your attorney will build a strong case for you including evidence from the scene and police report to help you get financial recovery. If you are at fault, then a personal injury attorney will likely not be able to help you. In that situation you would need a different type of attorney to help defend you against the claims. 

An attorney can help you negotiate if the settlement you were offered is not a sufficient amount for the damages and injuries you experienced. In many cases, insurance companies will offer the bare minimum amount to you and if you want to maximize the funds you’re able to

receive then an attorney can help you in negotiating settlement amounts. Many people accept the lowball settlement offer because they’re unaware that they can receive more, which is how an attorney can help you. 

There are situations where you won’t need an attorney for example if you don’t need the funds to repair your vehicle, if you weren’t injured, or if you were at fault. If you were in an accident such as a small fender bender, an attorney wouldn’t be needed since the legal fees and hassle with insurance will end up costing more than the repairs. If you weren’t injured in the crash then you’d be able to receive the money you need from insurance without extra negotiations and communications. 

Since car accidents can be so emotionally scarring, your attorney will be able to lift a burden off your shoulders by dealing with insurance and working to build a case to get you your compensation. With this information that’s been provided, hopefully you’ll be able to make an informed decision regarding your car accident and be able to get the compensation that you deserve. If you have been injured in a car accident, be sure to reach out to an attorney near you for help.

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