When Should You Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident?
You should strongly consider hiring a personal injury lawyer if your case involves any of the following situations:
You sustained severe injuries – If you sustained a serious injury or one that is expected to take a long time for you to recover, it is a good idea to hire an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer. You may be facing expensive medical bills, prolonged time away from work, and other significant consequences for which you should be compensated. A lawyer can help fight for what is fair. Insurance companies typically do not pay large settlements unless a lawyer is involved.
You became disabled because of the auto accident – If you suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or another disabling injury, do not hesitate to contact us for help. Your case likely involves very significant financial damages. You may also need an expert witness to testify about your projected loss of earning capacity and life care needs.
Liability is unclear – Texas is an at-fault insurance state, meaning that the at-fault party is responsible for paying for the damages they caused by their negligence. If the insurance company claims that their insured did not cause the auto accident or that you contributed in part to the accident, you might need to hire a car accident lawyer and conduct an independent investigation into the motor vehicle accident.
The insurance company denies your claim – It is best not to wait to see if your claim is denied. Even if accepted the amount an insurance company will pay without a lawyer is likely very small. However, if the insurance company has refused to pay for your damages, your only way of receiving compensation for the injuries you sustained may be to hire a lawyer to pursue the case.