Some car accident claims are open and shut cases where hiring a car accident lawyer is a waste of money. For other injury claims, professional legal counsel will absolutely make all the difference in whether or not you win as well as how suitable of a settlement you receive.
First, consider how much is on the line. What are your out of pocket expenses for both medical and lost income? A lawyer may not be as critical for a couple grand expense sheet as one would be for costs reaching as high $15,000 to $20,000. The more cost that’s on the line, the greater the need for professional legal advice to help you navigate the complexities. Secondly, is the fault of your claim contested? If you have to prove the other driver caused the accident, you will want to get an auto accident lawyer. They will understand the technical rules of evidence and how they apply and help you prepare a better case in court.
If I Hire a Lawyer Do I Need to Sue the Other Driver?
Having a lawyer on your side doesn’t mean you’ll be suing the other driver. In fact, many car accident claims are resolved without going to court at all. A lawyer can help you build a strong case that will increase your overall injury settlement. Should the insurance company offer you an unfair settlement, a lawyer can help you file a petition in court and fight for your right to a fair injury award.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Car Accident Lawyer
It’s not always easy to determine if it would be worth it to hire a lawyer in the case of an accident. Fortunately, most law firms that deal with accidents will offer free initial consultations. This is a good way for you to see if hiring a lawyer would be worth it. In general, car accident cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means only have to pay your attorney if he wins your settlement. One thing to consider is that if your attorney can double or even triple your settlement, then your compensation outweighs the small legal fee.
Personal Expertise at Your Side
Contact Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. in Cincinnati for a free consultation. Nearly all of our cases are taken on a contingency basis, so we only win when you do. Our lawyers have decades of injury law experience that we bring to your side. And we believe in the personal touch. We believe in very few levels of support staff. Your attorney will be your personal source of contact, working with you directly every step of the way to keep you informed.