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When Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

Laura Thomas Aug. 9, 2019

Injured victims may ask themselves, “when should I hire an attorney for my injury claim?” The best answer is – the sooner, the better. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to recover crucial evidence such as traffic camera footage or a vehicle’s electronically stored data. Waiting also gives the other driver’s insurance company reason to argue your case isn’t very severe. After seeking treatment for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision, your next decision should be to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Here are a few reasons why:

Is the Insurance Company on My Side?

You would think your own insurance provider would be on your side. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Insurance companies will do anything possible to discount your claim regardless of liability and regardless of how bad you were injured. Opposing insurance companies will use similar tactics, but they will often try to deny liability altogether.

To make matters worse, large insurance companies often have teams of experienced attorneys working on their behalf. This is why it’s vital to your injury claim to hire a lawyer to combat their attempts to discount your injury claim. It can be difficult gathering facts to prove the other driver was at fault and that the accident caused your injuries. Hiring a car accident attorney will take the stress off your shoulders and allow you to focus on treatment of your injuries.

Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for My Car Accident Injuries?

Most personal injury cases, such as car accidents, reach a settlement before trial. With the right evidence, many can even be resolved without filing a lawsuit. However, there is always a chance a lawsuit will need to be filed. An experienced attorney will be able to navigate the process and advise you along the way.

To learn more about the various stages of the personal injury claim process, check out our blog “5 General Stages of Personal Injury Claims”.

What Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Unlike other law firms, the lawyers at Biesterveld & Crook, LLC, work on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs or fees. Rather, our fee is a percentage of the amount we are able to recover for you. In other words, if you don’t get paid – we don’t get paid.

How Do I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Call Biesterveld & Crook, LLC today for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys are excited to help you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries. The longer you wait, the higher the chance that critical evidence and details will be lost.

If you still aren’t sure whether a car accident lawyer can help you with your claim, check out our blog “When Can an Attorney Help in a Car Accident Case?