It is important to note that not all auto accident claims will require a car accident attorney. For example, if you are in a minor fender bender, with minimal property damage and no serious injuries (after seeking a full medical evaluation), then you may be able to settle the case on your own. Make sure that you are fully aware of your expenses, however, and that you do not settle for less than what you deserve. If you are unable to reach a fair settlement on your own, or if serious injuries and damages are involved, then you should definitely contact an attorney. You can’t afford not to.
A Car Accident Attorney Understands the Law in Ways the Average Consumer Does Not
This means that the issues of fault and negligence can be more complex that you may realize, and your lawyer can help you to sort through the complicated process of providing evidence of your injuries and losses, while also providing guidance and direction in the procedures of court cases and personal injury claims. Hiring an attorney also lets the insurance company know that you’re serious and that you are not simply a lone victim without the experience to fight for your right to adequate compensation.
Finally, hiring an attorney takes the pressure off of you when it comes to handling the details of your case. After an auto accident, you have to focus on your own physical and emotional recovery. You have a lot to deal with, and the paperwork and court processes can be overwhelming at this difficult time. An attorney can remove this stress so that you can relax and devote your energy to recovering and rebuilding.
Contact Fulton & Barr to find out how we can help you seek the compensation that you deserve and need to move on with your life.