Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident?
Car accidents come in many different types, and some result in greater damages and injuries than others. Add to these variables the need to seek financial compensation from an insurance company, and it can be difficult to handle a claim on your own and still get the best results.
Of course, some claims are fairly minor and can be successfully resolved with a minimum of fuss. So how do you know if you need to get a lawyer to handle your car accident claim?
You Were Injured in the Crash
If you suffered an injury of any sort—even something like whiplash or a minor concussion—it’s a good idea to at least consult with an attorney. Our firm offers free case evaluations with no consultation, so there’s no risk involved.
Injuries can require extensive and expensive medical care to recover from, and they can have a number of long-ranging effects on your life. Because of this, it’s best to seek legal counsel to ensure that the compensation provided by the insurance company covers all of your needs and expenses.
The Insurance Company Is Pressuring You to Settle
If the insurance company employs high-pressure tactics in order to get you to accept their initial settlement offer, it’s best to get an opinion from a car accident lawyer. The insurer is likely pressuring you because they know the compensation they’re offering is inadequate and they want to get you to settle quickly before you think to get an attorney on board.
The Other Driver Wasn’t Insured
If the at-fault driver didn’t have insurance or didn’t have very good insurance, it’s also best to speak with a lawyer. Your options for compensation might be limited, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have good ones available.
For example, you might be able to file an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim with your own policy. Filing a personal injury claim against the other driver directly might also be a viable strategy if he or she has the assets available to make it worthwhile.
Find Out if an Auto Wreck Attorney Can Help You
You don’t have to wonder if you need a lawyer to successfully resolve your car accident. At Siler & Ingber, LLP, we offer free, no-obligation consultations, so you can get the answers you need with no strings attached.
To arrange a time for yours, just call us at 1-516-294-2666 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.