Do I Need An Attorney After A Car Accident?
Some Reasons Why You Need An Attorney After A Car Accident
First, who caused the car accident? If the car accident that injured you was caused by the driver of another vehicle hitting your vehicle, then you may need an attorney to represent you. Or, if you were a passenger in the same vehicle as the person who caused the car accident that you were injured in, you may have a claim and need a good injury attorney to represent you.
Second, did someone die from their injuries from the car accident? If yes, you definitely need a good injury lawyer (a lawyer who focuses exclusively in injury law) to represent you and your family in the case to make sure you get fair financial compensation from the insurance companies, otherwise you simply will not get a fair amount of money from the insurance companies involved.
Third, how serious are your injuries from the car accident? If your injuries are very serious, then, yes, you need a good injury lawyer to represent you in your case. Why? There are many reasons but it really gets down to one big reason: if you get a good injury to represent you when you have been seriously injured in a car accident you will get a far better financial result than you would otherwise.
Why? Because when you get a good injury attorney to represent you when you, your family member or friend, have been very seriously injured in a car accident you are taken very seriously by the insurance companies. Why? Because a good injury lawyer knows far more than the insurance company representatives about injury law, what is a fair amount of money in each case, about how to litigate a case in court, etc.
If you do not get a good injury attorney to represent you, you are not taken seriously and your lack of knowledge about injury law will be exploited (used against you) by the insurance company representatives to pay you either no money at all or the lowest amount of money they can get you to accept.
Fourth, are your medical bills from your treatment of your injuries from the car accident more than $3,000.00 total? If yes, then you have a claim for what is called “general damages” which means you have the right to make a claim for financial compensation (money) for your injuries from the car accident.
If your medical bills from the car accident do not exceed $3,000.00 then you do not have a claim for financial compensation.
Fifth, to get fair financial compensation (money) for your case, you need to get a good injury lawyer. A study completed in 2008 shows that, on average, people who gets a good injury attorney to represent them in a car accident get 3.5 (three-and-a-half times) more net money (after all medical bills and attorney fees) than someone who does not. I can tell you in my experience as an injury lawyer that the amount of money can be many times more than that.
Sixth, so, whether you need an attorney to represent you after you have been in a car accident begins with these things to consider:
1) Who caused the car accident? 2) Was a death caused by the car accident? If so, yes. 3) If not, how serious are the injuries from the car accident? 4) How much are the total medical bills for your injuries from the car accident? and 5) To get fair financial compensation you do need a good injury lawyer to represent you.