After you’ve been involved in a car accident, should you call an attorney to represent you in an ensuing claim? Here are just a few of the factors to consider to help you make your decision.
- Out-of-pocket expenses: If the out-of-pocket expenses for your claim are significantly greater than your coverage limits, it may be worthwhile hiring an attorney to come in, advocate for you and handle your claim.
- Fault contests: Is fault contested in your claim? If so, this is going to make it much more beneficial for you to work with an attorney, especially if you cannot yourself prove the other driver was at fault. Any time fault is contested, working with an attorney makes it much more likely you will be able to recover in your case.
- Serious injuries: The more serious your injuries were in the claim, the more valuable the claim is likely to be, which makes it more important that you work with an attorney to handle the claim. If you weren’t injured or didn’t suffer any serious injuries, you might be able to comfortably navigate the claims process on your own.
- Court appearances: If your case is going to court, you’ll need an attorney to be your legal advocate.
- Time: How much time are you willing to put into the case to learn about settling and negotiating car accident claims? If you’re unwilling to put in the time to deal with the case yourself, having an attorney manage it for you can spare you a lot of frustration and give you some much-needed peace of mind.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Bradenton at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh to discuss the facts of your case.