Get the Proper Help
Car accidents can be devastating.
Even minor accidents can cause injuries. Severe collisions can even cause life-changing injuries.
No matter how severe your injury is, you should always consult an experienced attorney to determine the best course of action after your accident.
However, then comes the question of what type of lawyer you should hire.
The answer might not be as obvious as it seems.
Many people work with the first lawyer recommended to them or the first lawyer that pops up on a google search regardless of their specialization.
In the article below, we will discuss when you need to hire a lawyer, and what kind of lawyer you should hire.
Should You Hire a Lawyer After Your Car Accident?
It’s entirely up to you whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta.
If there are no injuries sustained, sometimes a lawyer isn’t needed. However, they can still be beneficial.
For minor accidents with little damage and no injuries, your insurance company should walk you through filing a claim.
If the accident caused even a minor injury, you should at least consult with an auto accident attorney.
Some car accident injuries don’t show themselves until days or even weeks after the accident.
That’s why consulting with an attorney after your accident can be useful, even if you feel fine.
Many attorneys offer free consultations. This way there is no risk to find what your options are.
Severe car accidents with injuries resulting in thousands of dollars in medical bills will greatly benefit from an attorney’s help.
Your attorney will ensure that you walk away with the money you deserve from the insurance company.
If the insurance company doesn’t want to budge, an attorney’s threat to file a lawsuit may change their minds.
When Should You Hire A Lawyer?
If you need a lawyer, you may be wondering when you should contact one.
The answer to that question is right away.
In catastrophic car accidents, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
You do not want to negotiate with your insurance company on your own.
Speaking with your insurance company before an attorney and giving them access to information, such as your medical records, will help them build a case against you.
Consulting with an attorney as soon as possible keeps you from accidentally waiving your rights or limiting your options in recovering damages.
Need more information about when you should hire an attorney? Read our blog post, “When is it Time to Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?”
Lawyers for Auto Accidents
If you need a lawyer after a car accident, you need to work with one who has experience with car accident cases.
That’s why you need to hire a personal injury lawyer who specializes in car accidents.
Hiring a general lawyer, or a lawyer who does a little bit of everything is not a good idea in this instance.
You want an experienced lawyer with extensive knowledge of personal injury cases and traffic laws.
A car accident attorney will know exactly what to do. They will come to your defense and get you the compensation you deserve.
Choosing a lawyer specializing in car accidents (or even truck accidents if a tractor-trailer hit you) is a step in the right direction.
You can also take this theory further by choosing an attorney who has experience with your injury or accident type.
If you are already aware of your injuries, you can choose a lawyer who specializes in auto accidents and your specific type of injury.
Some lawyers also specialize in things like wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal injuries.
If you’ve sustained severe injuries, you should consider working with an attorney who has experience dealing with your ailments.
For example, if you sustained a back injury, a lawyer who has handled back injuries before will understand your case’s nuances and caveats.
They will know the best way to argue your case.
If you needed heart surgery, would you turn to an orthopedic surgeon or a heart surgeon?
Both are trained surgeons, right?
But, one focuses specifically on the heart and understands how to perform the proper procedures with precision.
Hiring a lawyer should be the same way. You don’t want to hire an immigration or estate planning lawyer to help you with your car accident.
You want a lawyer with experience dealing with car accident cases so they can give you the outcome you want.
Schedule an Appointment
Once you’ve decided you need an attorney, you should schedule a consultation right away.
Many attorneys will meet with new clients for free to discuss their cases.
The free consultations allow you to see whether or not the attorney can help you.
You can ask questions about services, your case, and any other concerns you have.
The attorneys at The Angell Law Firm have the experience you need to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
The Angell Law Firm has years of experience helping car accident victims. They are prepared to help you today!
Bryce is considered a highly esteemed trial lawyer and a passionate client advocate amongst his peers in the Atlanta legal community. Never afraid to go the extra mile for his clients, Bryce Angell works tirelessly to ensure that each client’s personal injury case gets the attention that it deserves.