Do I Need A Lawyer After A Car Accident?
Some accident victims are wary of lawyers and will do anything to avoid consulting with an attorney, even if they’ve been seriously injured in a car, bus or motorcycle accident. The thought of working with an attorney and pursuing a claim to completion can be overwhelming. So even if you’ve been hurt, you may be sitting on the fence trying to decide “Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?”
The clear answer is that if you have a serious injury – and especially if you have a permanent injury that will impact the rest of your life, you have a potentially large claim and should hire a lawyer to make your case professionally and get you the maximum settlement possible for your injuries.
Fully understanding your settlement options after a car accident is a major advantage of working with an experienced New York personal injury attorney. Most car accident cases settle out of court. This means that the insurance company responsible for your claim will probably make an offer. With years of experience negotiating with insurance company adjusters, we know how much you can expect to receive and will work with you to get the maximum settlement available.
We not only understand how to get you the optimal compensation for your medical bills, but also can help you recoup lost wages, along with compensation for pain, suffering and emotional distress. Your family members may even be able to receive compensation for the loss of your companionship if you have become incapacitated.
Finally, hiring an experienced attorney helps you prove liability, because often even live witnesses and a police report aren’t enough to prove that a negligent party is at fault in your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer understands who will make strong witnesses, how to discover the most effective references and other ways in which New York law statutes can support your case.
Contacting an experienced attorney after car accident is especially important if you’ve been injured in the accident.