What you should do
Do I Really Need a Car Accident Attorney after an Accident?
Automobile accidents can be an unsettling affair. In such predicaments, having an experienced auto accident lawyer by your side can offer you a sense of relief while dealing with accident settlement procedures. However, there are a few questions that you need to ask yourself before deciding on hiring an auto accident lawyer.
It is not always absolutely necessary to employ the services of an auto accident lawyer during automobile accidents. If you have only suffered property damages and no personal injuries, you should be able to settle your case for approximately the same amount of money that any attorney could obtain for you. Even if your case involves personal injuries of a minor magnitude, it still doesn’t necessarily mean that you should hire a lawyer. Although it would be much easier to handle settlement issues if one hired the services of a lawyer, minor injury cases could be handled by an individual who has done some homework regarding negotiations with an insurance adjuster. The upside of settling these minor cases individually is that you don’t have to part a portion of the net settlement as attorney fees since minor cases generally have a low claim value.
A majority of auto accident cases falls under the major injury category. If the accident has caused you physical or financial injuries of a considerable amount, it is likely that you will benefit by hiring an auto accident lawyer. If you are contesting for the fault of the auto accident, you will definitely need the help of a lawyer since it involves a fight waged in court with legal aspects and technical rules of evidence.
Doesn’t The Insurance Adjuster Have My Best Interests In Mind?
No, insurance adjusters do NOT work for you. They work with goals that are specifically designed to keep all financial settlement claims at a minimum. They have the insurance company’s best interests at heart and hiring an automobile accident lawyer can help get you a favorable settlement.
Can I Afford It?
Hoag Law Firm does not charge you for an initial consultation. You could make use of this consultation to learn a lot about the severity of the situation and the settlement at stake. This would help you decide if the case actually needs an attorney. If hired, Hoag Law Firm will not charge you until the settlement of the case and payment is taken from the proceeds of the settlement rather than from your pocket.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer that specializes in auto accidents, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call at (727) 231-5420 or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.