Do I need an attorney after a car accident?

A common misconception is that after being injured in a car accident people do not need an attorney. They assume that doctors and insurance companies will take care of the matter. However, this is not necessarily the case. While doctors must provide you with a set standard of care and hopefully they do, insurance companies will not advocate for you.

Insurance companies and car accidents

Insurance companies will do anything to save money. Although you pay a premium every month or once per year for insurance coverage in the event of an accident, insurance companies still want to have the upper hand. This is how insurance companies survive. They want to make money and pay you as little as they can.

What can an attorney do for me?

An attorney can intervene in the process and ensure that you receive the best medical care and the most compensation you can receive for your injuries. Attorneys are experienced in these types of cases and know how to work with insurance companies, how to approach them, and how to negotiate with them.

But what if hiring an attorney is expensive?

While attorneys charge clients attorney fees, you are likely to receive more money from the insurance company if you hire an attorney than if you do not. Also, attorneys can collaborate with you on attorney fees depending on your financial situation. Remember that attorneys are there to help you.

Getting into a car accident is never a pleasant situation; what comes after that can be worse. Handling claim paperwork, evidence and phone calls can be distressing while recovering. Consider the benefits of relying on the assistance of an experienced legal professional.