Most people will be involved in a car accident at least once in their life. And while some car accidents are very serious and lead to severe damages, others are relatively minor and the claims process is straightforward. Which is why if you’ve been in a car accident, you may be wondering whether or not you really need legal representation. Here are three questions to ask yourself to know if you need a car accident attorney–
1. Are My Injuries Serious?
The first question to ask yourself if you’ve been involved in a crash is whether your injuries are serious. If you are facing high medical bills, lost wages, temporary or permanent disability, and questions about how your injury will impact your future, your injuries are serious. If your injuries are serious, then you will not only be coping with physical and emotional harm, but also financial losses. By working with an attorney, you will gain insight into how to calculate your damages and determine the value of your claim, and you will also be partnering with an advocate who will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve.
2. Was I At Fault for My Crash?
Another question to ask yourself is whether you were at fault for the accident. If you were not at fault for the accident and you meet Massachusetts’ tort threshold, then you maintain the right to seek damages from the party who was to blame. By filing a claim against the other party, you can seek compensation for the full value of your losses and hold the responsible party liable for harm. It is especially important to hire an attorney if you know that you were not at fault for the crash, yet the insurance adjuster is trying to put the blame for the accident on your shoulders.
3. Have I Been Offered a Fair Settlement?
Finally, ask yourself whether you’ve been offered a fair settlement. If your settlement offer was low-balled, you should reject the settlement offer, hire an attorney, and enter into settlement negotiations. You do not have to accept a first settlement offer, and if a fair settlement cannot be reached, you maintain the right to file a lawsuit. Working with an attorney during settlement negotiations—and certainly during litigation—is strongly recommended.
Call Car Accident Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander Today
In the vast majority of cases, working with a car accident attorney after a crash is a good idea. And if you have been severely injured, you’re not at fault for the accident, or/and you have been offered a settlement that’s less than you deserve, working with a lawyer is even more important.
Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander has over 30 years’ experience working on car accident claims and advocating for her clients. If you have been involved in a crash, you can count on car accident attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, to help you to prove the fault of the other party and get the settlement you deserve. For your free consultation, please call our law firm today or send us a message online telling us more about your car accident.