If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident, you know it can be a trying time for all parties involved. We shed some light on when you should seek out an attorney for help after you’ve been in an auto accident.
Q: How do I know if I need an attorney if I’m in an auto accident?
A: It’s always better to have an attorney when you’re making a claim for an auto accident. Even a case that seems simple can become complicated. In this day and age, insurance companies fight auto accident cases pretty hard and you’re better to have someone on your side who has handled these kinds of cases and who has the experience to navigate you through the claims process and into a lawsuit, if necessary. One of the typical things insurance companies fight is if you’ve had an injury or accident in the past that is similar to the injury caused by your current auto accident. Oftentimes, they will try to use that as a reason to avoid paying you or compensating you fairly for your medical bills. So you should speak to an attorney who is able to sit down with you and give you an honest evaluation as to whether your case is something simple that you can handle on your own, or something that is a little more involved where you’re going to need somebody with experience.