When Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
After a car accident, trying to remember what you need to do next can be confusing, to say the least. Right after the accident, you’ll probably be disoriented, and you may be bombarded with questions from the other driver and the police. You might also have to talk to the paramedics, get medical treatment, call your insurance company and figure out what to do with your car. Calling an attorney may not even cross your mind!
The majority of car accidents are minor fender benders. Usually, you don’t need an attorney for those kinds of accidents. But when you’re hurt badly in a wreck, or there was major property damage, calling a personal injury attorney should be at the top of your to-do list.
In general, your best bet is to hire an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. In fact, you should call an attorney before you even call your insurance company. Your attorney can help you figure out what you should say to the insurer so you don’t say something that could hurt your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.
At the very least, you should call an attorney no more than a week or two after your wreck, and before accepting any kind of settlement check from your insurance company. The moment you accept that check, you can’t go back and fight for the compensation you really deserve.
When you’re trying to figure out which personal injury attorney to call, you should consider their experience and track record. At Steinger, Iscoe and Greene, we’ve been representing injury victims for over twenty years. In that time, we’ve recovered over $1 billion dollars for our clients. We have the skills and knowledge to help you get the full compensation you deserve.