After a car accident, one of the first questions most people ask is “Do I need a lawyer?” The answer to this question is, most often, it depends. Whether you need a lawyer largely depends on the factors involved in the accident, such as the severity, cause, and any other elements that may have contributed to it. These are some of the factors that we will address in this article to help you know when it is time to call a lawyer after a car accident.
Minor accidents, or “fender-benders,” that do not cause injuries often can be resolved with a basic insurance claim and simple repairs. In most such cases, a lawyer is not required to successfully resolve the case.
More complex accidents, accidents involving serious injuries or death, and those involving parties who are uninsured are much more complicated. These types of car accident situations often can benefit from legal guidance to ensure that your legal rights are upheld.
Another factor that may determine if you need a lawyer is the cause of the accident. If you were found at-fault for an accident that only involved yourself, you probably do not need an attorney. There are situations, however, where legal guidance can be extremely helpful, such as:
There are many factors that cause car accidents. Some accidents are caused by unavoidable “acts of god”, such as natural disasters, animals, or roadway hazards. Many other accidents, however, are caused by reckless or negligent driving. Such causes may include:
When any of these causes are factors in a car accident, it is always advisable to contact a lawyer immediately.
Contacting a lawyer after an Atlanta car accident can help save you time, frustration, and money. A skilled car accident lawyer can help you with the following:
To learn more about your rights after a car accident, contact our office to schedule a no-obligation consultation of your case.