Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

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If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you know it’s one of the most frightening and stressful situations you can experience. After a wreck, you are likely to have many questions: How much will this cost? Who will pay for the damage to my car? Who is at fault? What paperwork do I need to file? Do I have to pay for a rental car? Will the insurance company cover my medical bills? What about lost wages if I can’t work? And, ultimately, do I need a lawyer?

As experienced personal injury lawyers, we recognize that this last question is a point of confusion for many people. While not all car accidents require the help of a lawyer, there are many instances where contacting an attorney is advisable.

If any of the following apply to your situation, you may want to consider contacting a lawyer:

· You or someone you love has been seriously injured and/or hospitalized as a result of the accident.

· The police report does not accurately or clearly state who was at fault.

· You were hit by a drunk driver.

· You were involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver.

· The insurance company is pressuring you to sign documents you don’t fully understand.

· You feel lost in the process.

Dealing with insurance claims and settlements after an accident can be confusing and frustrating. While it is the duty of the insurance company to protect and reasonably compensate you, you should understand that insurance companies are businesses, and, like any business, their objective is to keep costs as low as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can advocate on your behalf when the insurance companies won’t and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

At Lewis Law, we feel it is important that all motorists know their rights so they can make educated decisions regarding their physical, mental, and financial well-being following an accident. If you have been involved in a car accident and are in need of expert legal advice, contact the experienced auto accident lawyers at Lewis Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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