Why You Need Lawyer Representation for a Car Accident
You may not necessarily need a car accident lawyer for a minor accident you are in, but sometimes, you are better off with a lawyer to help you.
- Serious injury
If you have suffered a rather serious injury for no fault of yours and you are not physically fit to file a lawsuit on your own, you should consider legal representation. Being in an accident can be quite traumatic and you may be too emotionally overwhelmed to think through the case carefully.
- Healing process
It is best to hire a lawyer and let him or her take care of the legal details while you concentrate only on the recovery and healing process.
- Settlement out of court
For an out-of-court settlement, you would need a good legal expert by your side to negotiate amicably with all parties, from the other driver/car owner in the accident to the insurance firm.
- Deep understanding of law
While you may know something about personal injury laws, you may not be fully familiar with all the legislations and complexities of personal injury cases. Also, the laws change from state to state so you may be out of touch with another state’s laws, in case the accident occurred outside your state. Personal injury laws may need comprehension and interpretation by a legal expert and you may not be up to it. Sometimes, you may not even know what you can claim in terms of damages and other entitlements, so it is best to get hold of a professional who specializes in personal injury law.
- Reasonable compensation
You may be presented a poor or low insurance compensation, which will not happen if you have a professional to help you.
- Disputing of claim
If you want to dispute a personal injury settlement that you think is unfair, it is best to get a lawyer to do so.
In general, it is best to seek legal representation in cases such as:
- Serious personal injury
- Other party under influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inaccuracy in police report
- Low insurance liability limits
- Absence of insurance or the insurance firm claims no premium has been paid.
If you are hiring a lawyer for a car accident, it is best that you hire the person early on, within a week or so of your injury when the facts are still fresh. Hire a lawyer before you reach a settlement with your insurance firm.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer that specializes in car accidents, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call 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.