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Do I need a lawyer after a car crash? How much will it cost me?

Nov 12, 2020 | Personal Injury

Those who are involved in a car crash may not realize that they could be eligible for compensation to help cover the cost of the crash. This could include funds to cover the bills from an ambulance or emergency medical care directly following the accident to lost wages that result from an inability to work long after the wreck and everything in between.

3 times you should hire an attorney after an auto accident

There are situations that clearly warrant hiring an attorney. Three examples include:

  • An unfair offer from insurance. Insurance is supposed to help cover the costs that come with an accident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It is not uncommon for an insurance company to either deny a request for coverage or to offer a very low settlement. An attorney can help fight for the benefits you deserve.
  • Questions about who caused the crash. A disagreement over responsibility for the accident, or liability, can also be a sign you need a lawyer. Whether caused by another drivers’ negligent or reckless driving, you can hold the driver who caused the accident responsible for the expenses that result from the crash.
  • Serious injuries. It is important to promptly reach out to legal counsel if seriously injured during a car accident. The stakes are high in these cases, and an attorney experienced in these types of situations can better ensure your legal rights and remedies are protected while you focus on healing.

Those who are unsure or who are worried about how much an attorney could cost should note that personal injury attorneys often offer free initial meetings to discuss the benefits of moving forward with a civil lawsuit.