Why Hire an Auto Accident Attorney?
If you have experienced an auto accident and want to hold the responsible party accountable, the road ahead may be challenging. Pursuing your claim means going up against the other person’s auto insurance company—and the very best lawyers those companies can hire. If you decide to represent yourself, you could be at a significant disadvantage.
While you certainly have the right to handle any legal case on your own, working with an attorney offers several important benefits beyond mere legal advice, including invaluable support and resources. This expertise is essential if your accident was serious, the other driver refuses to cooperate with settlement negotiations, or an insurance company will not agree to a fair payout based on the damages. Attorneys can get to the bottom of these issues more quickly than individuals alone. Relying on an attorney to fight on your behalf ensures that your legal rights will be protected. And an attorney will file appropriate paperwork and stay on top of deadlines, which can be invaluable when you’re waiting for settlement checks to process.
Hiring a personal injury attorney
If you sustained serious injuries as a result of your accident, make certain you retain an attorney with significant experience in personal injury cases. These attorneys understand what’s involved and can draw on their experience to advise you on next steps. Personal injury attorneys have access to a wide range of resources that may benefit your case, including case law and other studies that dictate how personal injury settlements should proceed. Fighting these battles on your own, with limited access to this type of information, will put you at a significant disadvantage.
Not all personal injury claims make it to a courtroom. In the case of a negotiated settlement, having a skilled attorney at your side is critical. They will know when an offer represents the best deal possible.
Even if you have started to pursue legal action on your own, it’s not too late to seek representation. An attorney can enter the process at any point to strengthen your strategy and improve your odds of getting the best result possible.
If you’ve been in an accident and aren’t sure where to go from here, contact the team at Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor for a confidential case evaluation. Call us now, toll free, at 1-888-888-3773. The consultation is free.