Should You Hire A Lawyer After A Minor Car Accident?
Posted on June 27, 2022 in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents happen every day, some more serious than others. With a minor car accident, you may get away with only minor cuts and scrapes, or even completely uninjured. Of course, your car may or may not have sustained any sort of damage. When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to hire a lawyer for minor car accidents. Below are some reasons why.
Delayed Injuries Are Possible
Even if you feel completely fine after a car accident, you may not have anticipated the possibility of a delayed injury. After a car accident, the adrenaline pumping through your body can mask any physical symptoms you are feeling. Once your body has had the chance to calm down, the symptoms can come in full force and by that time, it can be difficult to attribute the cause of your injuries to your accident. It may even develop into a serious injury over time. Besides seeking timely medical attention after a minor car accident, always consult a lawyer on the next steps to take.
The Other Party Won’t Admit Fault
Let’s say that your car accident didn’t cause you any injuries, however, your car sustained some minor damages and a report of the accident is on file. This means that you will have to pay for repairs out of pocket as well as face an increase in your car insurance premium. These costs can quickly start to add up and you may not feel that it’s your responsibility to pay for it if the other party is at fault. In such cases, hiring an auto accident lawyer is in your best interests.
Establish Your Claim
As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. The other party may not agree with your version of how the accident occurred. Regardless of how minor the accident was, a police report has to be made, and the facts of your case will be kept on profile. The report may not necessarily state who was at fault, but it will state how the accident is perceived to have occurred. To keep this report fair and objective, a lawyer’s assistance is invaluable.
No matter how seemingly minor your car accident is, future complications may arise that can be hard to dispute. To avoid the chances of this happening and protect your best interests, make the call to an experienced auto accident attorney as soon as possible.
Let Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Pein, P.C. Advise on Your Minor Car Accident Case
The first thing to do when you have been involved in a car accident is to engage legal representation. At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are always ready to advocate in your best interests. When you get in touch with us for a free consultation, you can be assured that we will do everything within our ability to get you a fair settlement and ensure justice is served. To get started, please reach out to us at (212) 847-5007 in New York or (718) 954-9986 in Long Island today.