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Why you need a lawyer if you have been in an accident?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Accidents can happen to anyone and anywhere.  Accidents can happen at work or driving your any other circumstances. If you ever suffer an accidents you are probably asking yourself will you need the services of a lawyer. Whether you ask a lawyer or an insurance company you will get a different answer. Lawyers will say that you definitely need a lawyer. You have probably seen advertisements saying that you must hire a lawyer to protect your rights. Insurance companies have e totally different answer to this question, especially if they are the company handling the claim. They will say they act on your best interest and will do everything necessary to protect your interests.  All this probably makes you not knowing who to believe.

Most of the time is better to seek counsel of an attorney. You should consult with him or her so that you  can understand all  legal matters regarding your injury, even if don’t end up hiring him as your representative. This is beneficial to you because the insurance companies may withhold information from you about laws and your rights that are of importance for you.

To protect  your rights and get a fair settlement  when you are involved in an accident you should take certain steps that are considered standard. Your first step when you are involved in an accident is to seek an initial consultation with a lawyer. You should do this even if you think the accident was your fault.  Some people try to go through the process by themselves because they feel that legal help is expensive for them. This is a mistake because in the end this may prove costly for them. Lawyer can  answer some questions regarding you case in the initial consultation. Lawyer will tell you about any time limits that can make your case invalid, if it’s your fault he can tell you what actions to take, and  also  he can tell you do you even have a case. A lawyer should be the first person you speak to before you speak to anyone else. You should especially not speak about the accident with the insurance companies of the other party and their lawyers. Even people you work with should not be the ones you talk to about the accident.

If you are victim in an accident then the insurance company of the other party will probably offer you to pay the expenses for your hospital treatment. This may seem fair settlement to you, and you accept this kind of settlement. But think for a second, what if the symptoms return after you finish the treatment and leave the hospital. Will the other party’s insurance company cover your medical bills again? If you settled the first time they probably wont. If you don’t speak to a lawyer before speaking to the insurance company you may not be fully aware of your rights. Lawyers have experience in this kind of cases, and they know symptoms can return months later. If you hired a lawyer in the first place you would have saved the money for medical treatment.

When involved in car accident it is very advisable to speak to lawyer first. Whether you are injured or it is your fault for the accident first thing would be to talk to a lawyer. It has happened many times that the statements of accident victims change once they talk to their lawyer, insurance companies or their friends. Hiring a lawyer can help defend from false claims.

Some  of the very complex cases are work related accident. Hiring a lawyer for workplace accidents is something you should always do. Both your future workload and financial security can be affected by the outcome of  the case trial.

If you suffer any type of accident you should first talk to a lawyer. This step should be taken even if you don’t plan on hiring a lawyer. A simple conversation with a lawyer can be of great benefit to you. If nothing else a lawyer can tell whether you have a case and is legal representation absolutely necessary.



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