Following a car wreck, you may consider hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you. Although you can file a personal injury claim on your own, there are many cases in which you should contact an attorney to assist you with your claim. In a car accident that is not your fault, it is generally a good idea to contact an attorney immediately.
Auto accidents do not always result in injuries. We suggest that you seek medical treatment and see a doctor after an accident in case there are in fact underlying injuries that you do not immediately notice. In minor auto accidents, such as a fender bender, your insurance claim can likely be handled directly with the other driver’s insurance company.
However, there are cases involving minor accidents when an insurance company will refuse to pay your claim or refute liability. This is why it may be in your best interest to retain an attorney sooner rather than later after an auto accident. It is generally not in your best interests to try and negotiate with a claims adjuster by yourself. An accident lawyer will have experience dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters and can negotiate on your behalf to get the compensation you need and protect your rights as an accident victim.
In other auto accident cases, you should contact an attorney immediately. If you were severely injured or a loved one was killed in an accident, it is imperative to talk with an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible after receiving medical attention. In these cases, time is of the essence, and a lawyer can take immediate action and begin investigating the accident. Oftentimes in accidents involving a large business or corporation, important pieces of evidence can go missing which can be detrimental to your case. Preserving this evidence can be crucial in the success of your accident claim.
Accidents can be overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. We want to make sure you are taken care of and your rights are protected following an accident. If you believe you are being taken advantage of, an insurance company isn’t looking after your best interests, or you just need help with an injury claim, we advise you to contact an attorney at your earliest convenience.
When you determine that you need legal representation after an accident, there are certain things to look for in a personal injury attorney:
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, call Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim. Thomas J. Henry has a proven record of achieving record-breaking, multi-million dollar verdicts, judgments, and settlements for injured clients. Don’t wait — contact our law offices for a free case review today.