When to Hire an Accident AttorneyWritten on June 8, 2016
Being in a car accident can be a terrible ordeal. Even a simple fender bender can result in insurance claims, whiplash injuries, doctors’ visits, and missed time at work. If you’ve been in a car accident, you may wonder if your injuries are severe enough to consult an accident attorney to protect your rights.
Victims of car accidents need to consider much more than the severity of their injury when it comes to making a decision about hiring an attorney. Keep in mind that the first priority of an insurance company is to protect their insured member, not the other way around. And they also want to protect their bottom line; this doesn’t always benefit the victim—especially in cases of disputed liability.
Attempting to file suit on your own for auto accident injuries can be risky: auto insurance companies invest a lot of money into their team of attorneys, and their goal is to reduce compensation for the victim, or try to get the claim denied.
Going to court alone without thorough knowledge of state laws, statute of limitations, and other nuances such as living in a “no fault” state can be a huge disadvantage and will likely result in financial loss. So, our advice to anyone in this situation is to have legal counsel on your side.
If you have been in a car accident, we would love to take the time to sit down with you and explain how we will be your advocates in the courtroom. Our experience speaks for itself, and we have many satisfied clients who have been compensated fairly for their losses.
If you have been in a recent auto accident and want to discuss your options with one of the members of our experienced legal team, call our office today for a truly free consultation.