Why you may need an attorney
Car accidents can be straightforward: make a claim to your insurance company and get your car repaired. However, if there is anything more complicated, such as injuries, or if there are disputes about the cause of the accident, you may need to hire an attorney.
Top 10 Reasons
- You were involved in a multi-car accident.
If more than one or two cars were involved in an accident, it can be difficult to determine who or what was at fault. There may be multiple injuries, and it can be unclear who was at fault.
- You can no longer work.
If your accident results in you no longer being able to perform your job, then an attorney can help get you properly compensated. Even if you are unable to work for several weeks or months, an attorney can help you seek compensation for that time, or for however your ability to work has been affected by an accident.
- You are seeking compensation from the person who caused the accident.
If you were injured in an accident and are seeking a settlement from the person who caused the crash, then you will need an attorney. You will need someone who can gather and evaluate evidence, as well as someone who knows the court procedures to see you through the process.
- You need someone who knows the law.
Whether it’s dealing with the other driver or getting a better settlement through your insurance company, you will need someone on your side who thoroughly understands Texas law who can guide you through what can be a stressful process.
- The insurance company gives you a low settlement offer.
While the process of submitting a claim and getting repairs is generally easy, if there is any dispute about how much is being offered, you should seek an attorney.
- The other driver claims not to be at-fault.
If the other party disputes your claim that they were at-fault, then you will need an attorney to gather evidence and possibly take the driver to court. An attorney can help suss out the truth of what happened and can help you through the court process. Even if it is simply unclear who is at fault, a skilled lawyer can assess the situation and determine the likely cause of the accident, as well as determine who is most likely at fault.
- Assessing damages and the value of your injury.
Oftentimes when you are injured, you just want to get through the process of making a claim quickly and may not be aware of how much you should be compensated. An attorney can help assess damages and determine how you should be best compensated for your injury, and will do all they can to seek out that compensation.
- You are being sued.
If the other driver is not cooperative and is determined to have you pay for the accident, you should seek out an attorney. There may be aspects of the accident that are better assessed by a lawyer to help you navigate a tough situation. Your injury attorney has your interest in mind, and will help you navigate to the best possible outcome.
- You were charged with reckless driving.
Whether or not you are guilty of the charge, you will need an attorney to help you. They will assess what happened and assist you in presenting your situation in the hopes of removing or reducing the charge.
- You are simply overwhelmed.
Even if the above situations do not apply to you, if you feel overwhelmed with the process of dealing with an injury in an accident, please seek the counsel of an attorney. Our offices are there for you, and will be happy to assist you through the process.