Why Hire a Lawyer?
You should hire a lawyer
in an automobile accident case because a qualified attorney will carefully consider your case and will be able to tell you your legal rights and what to expect as your case proceeds.
First of all, you can hire a lawyer for this type of case on a contingency fee basis which means that you agree to pay a percentage of the amount of money your attorney obtains for you in exchange for the legal representation and expertise of the attorney.
This fee is paid from the proceeds of the settlement, so you do not have to pay any money out of your own pocket to get aggressive protection of your rights, and if there is no recovery there is no fee.
But what really qualifies an attorney is his or her ability to apply the relevant law to the circumstances of the accident and advise you as to the proper course of action.
He or she can value your case and represent your interests aggressively so that you receive the amount necessary to compensate you fully for your injuries.
Plus, a qualified lawyer knows the business, knows what to look for that might be hidden, and will protect your rights to a full and fair compensation for your injuries to yourself and your car before they are irretrievably thrown away by lapse of time.
In fact, the other driver's insurance company employs a battery of lawyers and claims adjusters who get paid, praised and promoted for keeping their costs down and who know the business, know what to look for that might be hidden, waiting to be discovered only after the settlement check has been cashed and your rights to a full and fair compensation for your injuries to yourself and your car, irretrievably thrown away.
However, using an experienced attorney can actually increase the amount of money you will be paid to compensate you for the accident, so that even after the attorney's fee is paid you will have more money in your pocket than if you attempted to represent yourself because an experienced attorney knows what you are entitled to receive as compensation.
He or she knows all that you should receive to put you back in the position you were in immediately before the accident (to be made whole again), and the insurance companies know this.
Having an experienced attorney on your side tells the insurance companies that you are serious about protecting your rights.
Peace of mind from knowing your interests are being protected allows you to get back to your life with as few delays as possible and with a settlement that fairly compensates you for the accident.
Hence, anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident should hire a lawyer.