Do I Need a Lawyer for My Car Crash?
When you have been involved in a car accident, you may wonder when you should engage the services of a Florida personal injury lawyer. You are likely overwhelmed thinking of how to pay your medical bills or to repair or replace your car, as well as how you will be made whole again after so much pain and suffering. But how do you know when to call a lawyer and pursue legal action? Read on to learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding hiring a car accident lawyer following a car crash.
Can I Pursue Legal Action By Myself?
If your injuries or the damage to your vehicle are very minor, you may be tempted to file a case on your own. But, hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer most always ensures that you receive higher compensation. This is especially true because if you do not hire a lawyer, insurance companies will likely offer you a paltry settlement amount, preying on your inexpertise in the legal field. At that time, you will not accurately know just how injured you are, your future prognosis or ability to work or resume activities, or necessary continued treatment,
At Meldon Law, we offer free consultations, so there is no risk in seeking professional legal advice on whether or not you have a viable case. Knowledgeable lawyers are also cognizant of and can advise you on the statutes of limitations that affect when you can go after the at-fault driver or responsible parties.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
In order for your personal injury case to be successful, a lawyer has to be prepared to counteract any defenses the other party may present. In addition, they must be able to adeptly negotiate with insurance companies and the other side while knowing from experience what types of evidence and documentation are needed to support your claim successfully.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for My Case?
In addition to advising you on whether or not your car crash case has merit, an experienced lawyer is skilled in performing the following tasks.
- Obtaining and analyzing the information related to the accident, including police records.
- Speaking to any witnesses of the accident and documenting any testimony.
- Conferring with any doctors who have treated you for the injuries resulting from the crash, as well as studying your medical treatment records.
- Engaging the assistance of accident reconstruction specialists if needed.
Will I Have to Pay a Car Crash Lawyer Upfront?
Most personal injury lawyers, the expert team at Meldon Law included, work on a contingency basis, meaning they only collect payment if there is a favorable resolution to your case.
Meldon Law Is on Your Side After a Car Crash
When you have been injured in a car crash, time is of the essence in getting you the compensation you deserve so you can focus on recovering and getting your life back on track. The expert legal team at Meldon Law is ready to get to work for you and your case as your Florida car accident lawyers. Contact us immediately following a car accident for your free consultation so we can get to work fighting for you and your rights — and you can get back to your life.