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. In a car accident that is not your fault, it’s generally a good idea to contact an attorney immediately. While auto accidents don’t always result in injuries, we suggest that you seek medical treatment after an accident in case there are underlying injuries that you don’t immediately notice.
In a minor auto accident 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 refute liability or refuse to pay your claim. This is why you should consider retaining an attorney sooner rather than later. Generally, it’s not in your best interest to try and negotiate with a claims adjuster by yourself. An accident lawyer experienced in dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters 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. 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.
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