Wondering if you should get an attorney for a car accident that wasn’t your fault? It can be confusing and scary when you’re involved in a car accident, especially if you’ve been injured. You may not know what to expect or if you really need an attorney. Consider the 3 reasons below to understand if you should contact an attorney.
Reason 1 to Contact an Attorney: You've been injured.
You and your family may be worried not only about the physical recovery from your injuries but also bills, employment, child care, and other disruptions in daily life. Car accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and can help you recover lost wages, medical bills, and compensation for emotional stress. Many car accident injury clients appreciate an experienced, trusted ally on their side, as attorneys represent you when communicating and negotiating with the insurance companies.
Reason 2 to Contact a Lawyer: The at-fault driver was negligent.
If another person or entity acted negligently by failing to exercise reasonable care for safety, which contributed to or caused the accident, they could be liable. Common examples of negligence in car accidents include distracted driving and drunk driving, but there could be many other specific cases. By contacting an attorney, he or she could advise and help you understand your case.
Reason 3 to Contact an Attorney: The accident just happened or is recent.
Attorneys have your best interest in mind and can advise you on what steps to take now that will help your case down the road. You may recall details, have documentation or other items closest to the time of the accident. Additionally, most states have a statute of limitations for filing a claim after an accident. Don’t wait to contact an attorney, if you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault.
Brandon J Broderick, Attorney at Law, Can Help
Talk through your case for free. At Brandon J Broderick, Attorney at Law, we offer a free consultation. One of our trusted team members will listen to your story, learn about your case, and can advise you next steps. Many of our clients feel a sense of relief once they make that first phone call. Get in touch today or call us at 201-514-6351.