It increases your chances for optimal results!
Unfortunately, car accidents happen every day. Many of them result in minor vehicle damage and can generally be handled alone by contacting the insurance company. However, car accidents involving physical injury, fatality, or other significant damage may warrant the legal representation of an experienced car accident attorney.
Many times, in these types of serious accidents, you can sustain injuries that don’t manifest themselves until later. If you settle with your insurance company you may realize that in the future what you settled for didn’t properly take into account future complications. While certain matters, such as a minor fender bender, may not require an attorney’s help, there are many instances where retaining an attorney would be beneficial to your case. First of all, a lawyer is able to navigate the complexities of the law as well as the legal jargon that may stump you and cause you to misinterpret the situation thereby hindering your case.
Having a lawyer on your side can help you avoid problems as opposed to fixing them once they arise. Money is most always a consideration for potential clients, so, it is important to note that hiring an attorney can actually save you money. In fact, most lawyers provide a free initial consultation and many civil lawyers do not collect a dime unless they win your case. Remember an experienced lawyer has probably seen cases similar to yours or at least knows enough to make an educated guess about how it might resolve at trial.
Sometimes a settlement is the best choice and an attorney can help you fairly negotiate with the opposing party. Most importantly, a lawyer should be able to take some of the burden and stress of handling a case from you and will ensure it is properly handled.