Do I Need an Attorney for a Car Accident Case?
No attorney will tell you that it is essential to hire legal representation
for a car accident case, but many will highly advise it. There are many
complications that can arise even in the most basic car accident claims.
If you are involved in a car accident, the first thing you'll likely
to is file a claim by notifying your insurance company. If another driver
or drivers were involved, they will do the same thing and notify their
insurer of the accident. The insurance companies will then begin the process
of evaluating the claim against the claimants' insurance policies
as well as investigate the accident to determine who was at fault. There
are a few things that could happen at this point.
In an idea situation, your insurer would notify you that the other driver
was completely liable for the accident and you will be receiving maximum
financial compensation for property damage as well as bodily injury. Unfortunately,
this is not always the case. You may find that the settlement you receive
is unfavorable. Whether it comes back denied completely or lower than
you expected, your claim deserves a second look. You can potentially request
a reconsideration from the insurance company, but most of the time the
insurance company will stick to its original decision.
The insurance company may also have wrongfully shifted liability onto you,
which could lower the total amount you could receive. When a claim comes
back with an unfavorable result, a
car accident lawyer can be extremely helpful in this situation. Contact Shook & Stone
for aggressive representation in pursuing the compensation you deserve
after an auto accident.