Do I Need a Lawyer After Being Injured in a Car Accident?

Do I Need a Lawyer After Being Injured in a Car Accident?

By Chris Tobias

After being injured in a car accident that was caused by the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, you might ask whether it’s in your best interests to retain a car accident lawyer to represent you. In most cases, the answer is yes, you should.

That’s because it’s inevitable that disagreements will arise with the opposing insurance company during the processing of your claim. They’re likely to involve issues on liability, damages, or how much money the insurer should pay to compensate you for your injuries and damages fully. An experienced and effective car accident lawyer at the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates will know how to respond to any such disagreements while preserving and protecting your rights during the claim or litigation process.

The Opposing Insurer Will Try to Devalue Your Case
Auto Insurance companies make money by depositing premium payments made by their customers and investing that money to make even more money. Then, when liability claims are made against their customers, they search for ways to minimize the sums they’ll need to pay accident victims or even not pay them anything. An accomplished car accident lawyer can help prevent such tactics while protecting their client’s right to full compensation.

You’re Likely to Make Mistakes When Representing Yourself
Every car insurance company has its teams of trained adjusters and defense lawyers who seem threatening and intimidating to victims who are continuing to recover from their injuries. The last thing you want to do during your recovery is to argue with an opposing adjuster and chase around for records, bills, and reports from your healthcare providers or other entities. You might even be on prescription medication when the opposing insurer’s adjuster phones you and requests more information. Your attorney can attend to any calls or chasing for you. They know when to put an end to it, too.

Don’t Give a Statement of Any Kind
It’s not uncommon for a car accident victim to be contacted by an insurance company’s adjuster before they are even capable of consulting with an attorney. The adjuster might ask for a recorded statement from the victim for purported purposes of wrapping up the claim and getting rid of it.

Giving such a statement is often the biggest mistake an unrepresented accident victim can make. The law doesn’t require the victim to do that without an attorney being present on their behalf. No matter how pressured you might feel, never give any written or recorded statement to an opposing insurance company without an attorney being present on your behalf. That adjuster already knows what happened. They have already spoken with the person who caused your accident and even have a copy of the police accident report in front of them when phoning you.

Even the most successful car accident lawyers offer prospective new clients free consultations and case reviews. They also take cases on a contingency fee basis, so no out-of-pocket money must be paid for them to represent you. Consulting with and retaining such an attorney as soon as possible after a car accident caused by somebody else will assure that your right to compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered will be preserved, protected, and asserted. Contact the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates at 855-768-8845 or before the opposing insurer contacts you.

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