Car accidents are a common occurrence, and it can be difficult to know when you need assistance from a car accident lawyer. It may depend on the circumstances, but this blog will explore potential situations where hiring a lawyer could make sense.
We’re often asked when you should call a lawyer after a car accident. It can be confusing to decide whether to get a lawyer involved in your case from the very beginning or wait until later. After all, insurance companies love to take advantage of those who don’t know their legal rights. The good news is that we’ve created this blog post for those questions and issues so that you can have an easier time making that decision and knowing what your options are.
When to Call a Lawyer After A Car Accident
Having a lawyer after an accident can be a huge help. A skilled lawyer will be able to prove your case and make sure you’re compensated for your losses. If you have any injuries, a lawyer can also help you recover the cost of your medical bills.
If you find yourself in any of the following situations, you should absolutely consider contacting an attorney.
When You Are Hurt in An Accident
If you are physically hurt in an accident, you should always call a lawyer. You may think that it is obvious, but the cost of legal advice can be worth it to protect your right and make sure your future is not ruined by the accident. Compensation to help you recover financially and physically is on the line, so you need to work with someone who has experience with these types of cases.
When Fault Is Not Established
In Florida, drivers are subject to comparative negligence if they are in an accident. Comparative negligence means that you could be found responsible for a percentage of an accident if both you and the other driver contributed to the accident.
You may not be totally at fault for a car accident, but you should still call a lawyer after the incident if you want to maximize your chances of a good settlement. A lawyer will be able to help you get your medical bills reimbursed and make sure you are compensated for your time and pain. In some cases, the other driver’s insurance company will offer to reimburse you or settle with you out of court. Your lawyer can negotiate this settlement on your behalf.
When You Disagree with the Police Report
If you disagree with the police report, it is important to hire a lawyer. The police report will list many details about the accident including who was at fault and what caused the accident. If you want to refute any of these points, then you need a lawyer to provide an expert opinion on your behalf. They can help you gather critical evidence to support your side of the story.
When the Other Driver Is Uninsured
If the other driver is uninsured, you should call a lawyer right after the accident. Florida has many uninsured drivers, and if you get in an accident with one of them and don’t have uninsured motorist coverage, you may be out of luck. However, an attorney can help you get the most out of your own insurance to limit the financial damage.
Not sure when to call a lawyer after a car accident? Better safe than sorry.
Need help with your car accident? Get in touch with RRBH Law today to discuss your case.