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Why You Need A Personal Injury Attorney if You Have Been in a Car Accident

Auto Injury

Many of the patients who walk into my Lakeville & Apple Valley MN chiropractic clinic after being in a car accident in Lakeville & Apple Valley, do not have a lawyer. Most of the time they are unsure if they need one or not. Some of these people do and some do not.

How do you know if you need a lawyer?

It is not always clear and most likely if you are unsure, you probably do.

Consults with a personal injury attorneys are usually free and can occur over the phone. I always recommend my patients take advantage of this as they are not in business to make cases out of nothing. If they feel you could benefit, or be protected from their services, then you absolutely need a lawyer.

Do not make the mistake of trying to negotiate your case by yourself, especially if there is a lot of property damage and serious injuries. You are not an expert in legal matters. This could be the biggest mistake you make in dealing with your auto accident. Medico-legal matters can be very complex and if you do not know the rules, you will be shortchanging yourself and putting yourself in much more stress than you need to be.

I think one big mistake people make is they get greedy. They think if they hire an attorney, they will not get as much money for their pain and suffering. In most cases, the exact opposite is true. The work your attorney does for you will more than pay for itself.

Do You Really Think You Can Negotiate Better Than A Lawyer?

Since not all car accidents are the same, let’s look at some scenarios where you most definitely need a lawyer.

  1. If it is not clear who is at fault.
  2. If there is more than $1000 of property damage.
  3. If the other driver is uninsured, or leaves the scene of the accident.
  4. If you are unable to work, or find it difficult to work or carry out your normal day to day activities.
  5. If there is any emotional distress among the witnesses, you need a lawyer.
  6. If it difficult for you to carry out a normal sex life.
  7. If the insurance company is harassing you, or offering you very little for your car’s damage, or a very low settlement amount, then you need a lawyer.
  8. If there are inaccuracies in the police report, then you need a lawyer.
  9. If the insurance company denies your claim or delays your claim.
  10. If you had a prior medical condition and the car accident has made this condition worse, you need a lawyer.
  11. If you have no insurance, or unpaid premiums, you need a lawyer.
  12. If the insurance company employs an investigation unit, you need a lawyer.

Usually, the sooner you hire an attorney, the better. Every bit of communication you have with the insurance company will in part determine your case. Insurance companies have been found to act in bad faith so don’t get trapped into thinking that your insurance company is out for your best interests. After all, they are a company that specifically designed to make money and they just might want to take advantage, especially if you taking matters into your own hands.

Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingent basis. This means if the case goes south, then you do not owe them a dime.

There are lots of car accident lawyers and if you have decided that you do need one, then the next question is, which one? This is a whole different topic and if you are wanting advice in this area, we can give you a list of professionals we trust.

Deciding if you need a personal injury lawyer or not, is not my specialty. Treating the injuries you receive from the auto accident and getting you feeling as well or better than before the accident is.

Consults are easy, get professional advice from the experts. Why would you not take advantage of a free consult?

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