Car accidents are scary. You are living your life, and the next moment it is flashing before your eyes. It is tempting to move on and count your blessings once the dust settles, but there are crucial reasons to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure your rights are fully protected.
It is better to speak to an attorney about your accident and find out you don’t need further legal action than not talk to one and miss your chance to recover the compensation you need for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Reasons to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney include:
- The insurance company may attempt to settle your case too early before the full extent of your accident-related injuries is known.
- An experienced personal injury has seen these cases up close hundreds or even thousands of times; they can quickly assess the value of your claim and make sure you do not sign your rights away.
- Letting an attorney handle your legal and insurance issues can free you to focus exclusively on your recovery. You should be able to focus on taking care of yourself and your loved ones, not gathering medical information and dealing with insurance adjusters.
- An attorney can ensure you will not face future claims from health insurers seeking reimbursement for amounts they paid due to your injuries; those amounts must be paid by the party at-fault for your injuries.
Hopefully, you will never need to see a personal injury lawyer, but we hope you will remember how crucial it is if you or a loved one is hurt in a car accident through no fault of your own.