How To Know When To Hire An Attorney For A Car Accident Case

When you are involved in an accident in which you suffer an injury, it's always a good idea to hire a personal injury lawyer. However, you might feel like your case is too simplistic and you may assume that you will win the case even without a personal injury lawyer. 

You Do Not Know the Best Course of Action

If you are not sure what the best course of action will be, it's best to consult with a lawyer. In most cases, you will be able to receive a free consultation from a personal injury lawyer and they can give you their opinion on how to best proceed with your case.

You're Not Sure Who Is At Fault

Some car accident cases are complicated and you might not know whether you are responsible for the accident. Even if you do not believe that you caused the accident, you might not know for sure which party is responsible. In an accident, several parties can be at fault, including the:

  • Driver
  • Employer
  • The car manufacturer
  • A repair technician
  • The local government

To receive compensation for your injuries, you must find a party that is responsible for the accident. From there, you can then work closely with your attorney to gather the evidence necessary to file a successful lawsuit or pursue your settlement out of court.

Your Insurance Provider Might Not Cover You

You may believe that it is easier to simply file a claim with your insurance provider. However, your insurance provider might not compensate you for your injuries. For example, you may not have medical coverage. Also, relying on your insurance provider will cause your insurance rates to go up.

If the other party is responsible for your injuries, you have every right to receive compensation for them. By hiring a lawyer and fighting your case, you will be able to hold the other party responsible and prevent a similar accident from happening in the future.

You May Have a Subrogation Claim Filed Against You

If you were compensated by your insurance provider and then win a settlement, your insurance provider might then file a subrogation claim against you. This is a very complicated type of case to handle and you will want to speak with an attorney. Your insurance provider might attempt to pursue a settlement with you that is unreasonable. Fortunately, your attorney may be able to negotiate a better settlement. Contact a personal injury attorney for more information.