You are going about your day, driving to work or to an appointment when out of the blue—things change. You get into a serious car accident.
In the aftermath of the event, there are so many things to consider and do. You or a loved one might be injured. Your car might be a total loss or require extensive repairs. You might feel overwhelmed, and hiring a lawyer is probably one of the last things on your mind.
But a serious car accident can change your life, and you may need an attorney to help you sort through insurance and other legal issues. There are certainly situations where there’s no question you should consult with an attorney, such as:
There are also times when a crash is a minor inconvenience and you don’t need an attorney. Generally, little “fender-benders”—no one is hurt and your vehicle sustains little to no damage—can be resolved without legal help.
The best advice is, go with your instinct. If you feel overwhelmed and cannot manage the details of the car accident, call an experienced attorney for help.