If you have been involved in an automobile accident and are wondering whether you need to hire a lawyer you should consider the following:
- There is no charge for the initial consultation. Consequently, if you are injured in an automobile accident you should go to an attorney who exclusively handles personal injury cases ASAP.
- Although you will pay your attorney 1/3 of your recovery plus costs, an attorney who handles exclusively personal injury cases can often get a higher recovery that will more than cover the fee. In addition, if you do not have an attorney the insurance company knows that you will not go to Trial and will make a low offer.
- There are steps that you should take after a motor vehicle accident to protect the value of your claim. An attorney who handles exclusively personal injury cases will help you take the right steps and avoid taking the wrong steps. Taking the wrong steps can lessen the value of your case.
- Most health insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid require that you reimburse them for any medical bills that they have paid for your medical treatment from the accident. An attorney who handles exclusively personal injury cases will know who needs to be paid back and how much. If healthcare liens are not resolved at the end of your case they can sue you at a later date.