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When to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

February 18, 2021 in

As you may already know, not every car accident requires the intervention of a car accident attorney. Some collisions are minor and may require a simple exchange of information before continuing along with your day. In more serious cases, however, where one or more individuals may have been seriously injured and you have to negotiate with your insurance company, you’ll want to have an experienced lawyer by your side to ensure that you have the best chance of obtaining a sizable reward. Below are scenarios in which you’d be advised to work with a car accident attorney and file a claim.


Liability is Unclear Between the Two Parties Involved In the Accident


If fault for the accident is unclear, it is important that you consult a car accident attorney who can help you evaluate your unique circumstance. For example, if you claim that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident and your subsequent injuries, but they deny it, you may need to hire an attorney to help you work through the specifics of your case and proceed to file a claim, if eligible. Attorneys can conduct an investigation into the details of what caused the crash, evaluate evidence, and help deliver a strong case that you were not at fault, and in fact, the other driver was at fault.


Your Settlement Should Be a Greater Sum—and Negotiating With Your Insurance Company Isn’t Getting Anywhere


Needed compensation for your pain and suffering, piling medical bills, or even a loss of income resulting from your accident can be difficult to obtain without proper legal representation—especially if your insurance company is challenging who is at fault or neglecting to fully compensate for injuries or trauma inflicted in the collision. Often, victims of an auto accident who may not know what compensation they should get may end up receiving underestimated compensation. Hiring a skilled car accident attorney who knows the law and can fight for you will help ensure you maximize your insurance payout. This can make or break your accident recovery process. Do not negotiate with the insurance companies yourself when you can recruit the aid of an experienced attorney with years of experience fighting for maximum compensation for their clients. 


Your Accident Has Caused Serious Trauma, Leading to Emotional Distress and Life-Altering Injuries


Many car accidents are not severe; they are considered “fender benders” and leave little damage and injuries in their wake. However, other accidents can be very serious and leave victims with extensive physical injuries and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one suffers traumatic physical injuries and lacks medical or health insurance, or did not receive adequate compensation to alleviate the extent of your injuries, it is imperative to hire an attorney who can fight on your behalf. Your quality of life is imperative and car accident victims who now suffer serious trauma, distress or life-altering injuries deserve compensation and healing.


Speak to a New York Car Accident Attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. Today


Our team of compassionate and experienced car crash attorneys has recovered countless multimillion-dollar awards on behalf of our clients. If you or someone you know suffered injuries as a result of a car accident and are unsure about where to turn, a member of our firm can help guide you in the right direction. If you were injured in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, or the Bronx, call us at (212)-732-9000 to discuss how we can help you with your auto accident case today. You can also contact us here.

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