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Injured in an accident? Determine whether you need legal help.

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 2:02 pm    

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you might have a case. Here are a few tips to help you determine whether or not to hire a personal injury attorney to redeem monetary losses.

Assess Your Injuries

  • What type of injury do you have?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • How much are your medical bills?
  • Do you foresee future medical bills associated with your injury?

If you’ve sustained mild injuries, most people file a claim with their insurance company. But if your injuries are more serious, an attorney knowledgeable in personal injury law can guide you and advocate on your behalf.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before hiring an attorney:

  • Did the negligent party report the incident to their insurance company? Did that insurance company contact you?
  • Are your injuries going to affect your quality of life and your ability to work?
  • Have you been asked to sign a medical authorization by their insurance company?
  • Are you being rushed to accept a settlement amount?
  • Do you feel you’re untreated fairly and inappropriately?
  • Are you being offered a fair amount for your injuries?
  • Is the insurance company refusing to pay?

Next Steps

If you’re still uncertain about taking the next legal step, we advise that you consult with an attorney. Most attorneys don’t charge for consultations. Chances are if you ask to meet with an attorney, they can quickly assess whether you can and should pursue further action.

Finding the Right Attorney

We know there are many attorneys out there but their experience may or may not be a good fit. Consider the following:

  • Car accident experience
  • Personal injury experience
  • Reputation and referrals
  • Dedication to your case
  • Comfort level

All these play a factor in selecting the attorney for the job.