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When Should You Hire A Car Accident Attorney?



In the United States, car accidents occur daily. Minor accidents probably dont call for the use of an attorney. But many auto accidents cause personal injury or major damages to your car. People should consider multiple factors before deciding whether to hire a car accident attorney.

The first thing to do is determine who is at fault in the car accident. Establishing fault will help you determine if you have a case. If you believe the other driver was at fault, you should consider hiring a lawyer. Someone should pay for your pain and suffering because of an injury from a car accident.

What a Car Accident Attorney Can Do for You

A car accident attorney can establish liability and make sure you are properly compensated for damages incurred from an automobile accident. You may be entitled to both monetary damages and punitive damages because of the accident. An attorney can:

  • Help get the guilty person to pay your medical bills and for any pain and suffering that you have.
  • Help understand insurance law and help you recover losses by dealing with insurance claims. You do not want to resolve a case and find yourself responsible for outstanding medical bills.
  • Talk to your insurance company for you and help protect your rights.  
  • Advise you on what you should get for damages and injuries.
  • Help make sure you meet the necessary deadlines for filing a lawsuit.

If the cost of hiring an attorney is a concern, consider this: Most car accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means you do not have to pay attorneys fees upfront. The car accident attorney will keep a percentage of any award you receive as compensation for his or her work.

After you decide to hire an attorney, take time to select the right lawyer for your needs.