If you have been the recent victim of a car accident, you may be wondering whether or not you need to hire an attorney. While there are many factors that will ultimately go into your decision, below are a few situations where it would be a good decision to bring an attorney into your case.
1. You were injured: If you were injured in an auto accident, hiring a personal injury attorney can be a great decision. With all the details surrounding your case, you may feel overwhelmed trying to deal with insurance matters, doctors appointments, and trying to get your vehicle repaired. Auto insurance companies know that you have a lot to deal with, and they will often offer you a small settlement so that you can just move on from the situation. Most of the time, this settlement amount is not even close to the amount that you need or deserve in order to make a full recovery, and be restored to the level of health you enjoyed before your accident. If you have been injured in a car accident you should speak with an attorney and find out if bringing them into your case is a good idea. Remember, in the state of California Car Accident Lawyers work off of contingency, meaning they get a percentage of the settlement amount. There is never any out of pocket expense for you.
2. The other driver is at fault, but not willing to claim fault: You may think that in this situation the best thing to do is let the car insurance companies deal with the settlement details, but if you don’t have a personal injury attorney fighting on your behalf, you may end up getting less than you deserve, or paying out of pocket. A good personal injury attorney will know all the tactics that insurance companies will try to use to get out of paying you the compensation you are entitled to. Don’t wait to find out whether or not you will get treated fairly! Often, even the most well meaning insurance adjusters do not give clients what they need or deserve. A car accident attorney can make sure you are well taken care of.
3. You are unsure whether an attorney can help you: If you are unsure of whether you need a personal injury attorney, you should make an appointment to speak with one. Paul Batta offers a free consultation to potential clients, so you can call and speak with him to see if you have a case that merits the attention of a lawyer. Even if you think everything is going to plan, and it looks like you will get a fair settlement, having a lawyer on your side can only ensure that things go smoother for you. You will never regret having a good personal injury attorney on your team. But if you don’t end up with one, you may regret that decision. Even if you think your injuries aren’t severe, you should still consult with a personal injury
attorney, just to be sure you aren’t leaving any money on the table.
When it comes to deciding whether or not to hire a personal injury attorney, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. The good news is, you don’t have to make those decision alone! Paul Batta is here to answer any questions you may have, and he will let you know whether or not you will be best served by hiring a personal injury attorney. If you have any questions about your car accident and whether or not a personal injury
lawyer is a good choice for you, please call Paul Batta at (619) 623-4321 for an absolutely no obligation consultation.