Why Should I Hire A Lawyer After A Car Accident?
Posted on January 20, 2022 in Firm News
Truth be told, anytime you are injured at the hands of another, you should immediately contact an attorney. This can apply to car accidents, slip and fall accidents/injuries, dog bites, work-related incidents, and more. The sooner you contact legal representation, the better guaranteed you are having your rights represented and acquiring the compensation you’re due.
Specifically, to answer the question, “Should I hire a lawyer after a car accident?”, the answer is undeniably, “Yes!” But why? Let’s look at a handful of reasons why it’s imperative that you hire an attorney immediately following a motor vehicle accident.
Your Attorney Can Explain the Regulations and Laws Applicable to Your Claim/Case
As cut and dried as one may think traffic laws are, there’s always a gray area. Where liability is concerned, there are equally gray areas. Rules, regulations, statutes, laws, etc. can be explained to you by a lawyer. Whether or not you have a good case will be explored by your attorney and they will discuss with you any and all options.
It’s Best to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit with the Assistance of an Attorney
Your legal options, the value of your injuries, and more can be determined by a car accident lawyer. Additionally, they know all the ins and outs of the laws, regulations, the court system, etc. It can be confusing and frustrating to file a personal injury claim without the assistance and representation of a qualified, experienced attorney. What’s more, your chances of success are considerably less without legal representation.
Fair Settlement Negotiation Goes More Smoothly with an Attorney
Skilled negotiators work for insurance adjusters. For the best interests of the insurance company, they will fight vigorously. Fortunately, your auto accident attorney can fight just as vigorously, if not more so. Don’t sell yourself short. Let an attorney help you get the compensation you deserve.
The True Value of Your Injuries Can Be Better Determined with the Assistance of an Attorney
You may not be the best judge of the value of your injuries. Even small, minor injuries can seem major when they are yours. An attorney can help you determine just how much your damages, pain and suffering, injuries, etc. are worth and will help you fight for compensation.
For Your Injuries, an Attorney Can Help You Prove Liability
As far as who is to blame for your injuries is concerned, this can also be better determined with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. They’ll be able to help you prove that the incident was the fault of another, if applicable.
Insurance Companies Are Better Handled by an Attorney
It’s nothing personal – it’s just business. But insurance companies may try anything and everything to protect their interests and that of their client. This can include lowballing you with an offer that is not only inadequate but insulting. They may try to get you to make a recorded statement – which, by the way, you should never do. Always refer any dealings with an insurance company to your attorney.
Have You Been Involved in a Car Accident?
According to New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules, from the date of your crash, you have three years to file a civil action suit in the case of a motor vehicle accident. But, to file a wrongful death suit (if the motor vehicle accident resulted in a fatality), you have two years.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car accident, you’re going to need someone to help seek the compensation you deserve and stand up for your rights. Let Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe, and Fein, P.C. help.
Contact us using our convenient online form or feel free to phone us in New York at 212-227-1212, or in Huntington/Long Island at 631-864-2429.