Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

There’s a good reason that people need to at least call a car accident lawyer up and talk to them about their accident. Any time someone’s in an accident, they’re stressed out, they are injured, potentially they have medical expenses, they have doctor’s appointments. And to worry about the legal aspect of making a claim is not necessarily on the top of their list. But, to be honest, sometimes it should be. And if you get a good attorney, they’re not going to be pressuring you, they’re not going to make you come in immediately, they’re not going to tell you that you have to sign away your potential settlement.

A Car Accident lawyer is going to sit down with you and tell you, “Here’s what you’re facing, here’s some ideas of what you might want to do moving forward.” For most car accident lawyers, that initial consultation is completely free, so you don’t have to worry about putting down money for that. So it’s no pressure. You come in, you speak to an attorney, who will sit down with you and make you feel comfortable, and talks you and walks you through the process, and tells you what you need to know, moving forward.

Now, most attorneys will tell you, “Look, there is a lot of hiccups that come with these kind of cases, you may want to consider hiring an attorney, because these insurance companies aren’t necessarily your best friend. They may want to get a statement from you right away, they may want to try to settle your claim as soon as possible, and send you a check and say, “Look, sign off on your settlement,” before you even know what your injuries are, so that’s a dangerous situation, and you don’t want to fall prey to that.

So, I would suggest that anyone that has this type of situation at least call an car accident lawyer, tell them the facts of your case, walk them through it. Most attorneys will take the time to sit down with you and say, “Look, here’s what I think about your case, here are your potential issues moving forward, here’s some things you can do to make sure that you’re not losing your direction moving forward and can potentially make a good claim here, and get a settlement.

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