When Should I Call an Attorney After an Accident?
Posted By Garrett Riley || Sep 25, 2013
After a car accident or slip & fall, many people are unsure of when and if to get an attorney involved. Most people don’t really want to contact an attorney if they feel their injuries or damages are minor, but definitely want to contact an attorney if the damages are severe. Most accidents and slip and fall incidents will fall somewhere in between minor and severe and so it is can be hard to know when to seek the knowledge and experience of a personal injury attorney. Usually, having legal representation early on in your case will help maximize your claim for damages and help ensure that all medical bills are taken care of and that the at-fault parties that caused your injuries are held responsible. Even if you feel your injuries are minor, calling and speaking with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident will at least give you your options in deciding what the best course of action is for you.
Some situations where a personal injury attorney can help are when you are unsure who the responsible parties are for your injuries. While this may seem straight forward, often times there are multiple owners of a home or car that could be responsible for your injuries and sometimes there are multiple people involved in an accident. An attorney can help sort through that and review all potential defendants who may be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. You may also want to contact an attorney when your medical treatment is ongoing and insurance companies are contacting you for settlement. An attorney can help determine what a fair settlement is taking into consideration how much treatment will be needed in the future. Additionally, you may want to contact an attorney when you don’t know how much your settlement should be worth with the insurance company. An attorney can help ensure that the insurance companies don’t take advantage of a situation and help ensure that you get the most out of your settlement by making sure medical bills and any hidden costs are taken care of. If you’ve been injured in an accident, call Givens Givens Sparks to find out how to best move forward with your case and how we can help.