Are Accident Lawyers Worth It?
Have you recently been the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault? Accidents can happen quickly but can change your life significantly. You may need ongoing treatment for an injury. You may be unable to work. You may feel that your quality of life has suffered and that you can't enjoy or participate in your daily activities as you used to. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be wondering where to turn and how to move forward. You may be considering hiring an accident attorney and wondering – are accident lawyers worth it? It’s an important question to ask.
As you consider whether or not to hire an accident lawyer, it can be helpful to ask yourself the following questions:
- Was another party at fault for the accident? This may seem like an obvious question, but it’s an important one to ask. Sometimes, accidents simply happen – and they may not be the fault of another person or product. They may be your own fault, they may simply have occurred without true fault on behalf of any party. In those situations, recovery could be more difficult. However, if another party was clearly at fault by acting negligently or recklessly, then you should absolutely consider a consultation with an accident lawyer. Even if you are uncertain about fault, talking with an attorney can help you clarify your rights and decide how you want to move forward following an accident.
- Did I sustain serious injuries as a result of the accident? If the answer to this question is yes, then it’s almost always worth it to consult with an accident lawyer. A serious injury may require expensive and ongoing medical treatment indefinitely – and perhaps for the rest of your life. It may render you unable to work briefly – or for the long term. Facing a growing pile of medical bills while being unable to work can be overwhelming. An accident lawyer can help you to calculate your potential damages and craft the best legal strategies to help you fully assert your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.
- Did the accident cause significant damage to my property? Sometimes, an accident causes more than physical injuries – property damage occurs as well. In a car accident, for example, your car may be totaled –and valuable items inside the vehicle may be destroyed as well. You may have sustained a significant economic loss, and you are entitled to seek compensation for that loss. An accident lawyer can help you recover those damages so you can move forward and restore financial stability.
- Do you feel that you’ll want help negotiating with insurance companies or other difficult defendants? Often, following an accident, an insurance company will quickly become involved. Insurance companies, of course, are businesses. As businesses, they want to make a profit. Often, this means offering you far less than your claim may actually be worth. All too frequently, accident victims accept less because they simply don't understand their rights under the law, or know how to negotiate effectively. A knowledgeable and experienced accident lawyer will be able to speak for you and assert your rights fully under the law.
While these questions are intended to be helpful, they are only a few of many you may want to ask as you contemplate how to move forward following an accident. If you have any questions at all as to whether hiring an accident lawyer may be worth it, it is almost always the best idea to consult with an attorney to understand your legal rights and options.
RODEN LAW – YOUR TEAM OF ACCIDENT LAWYERS
If you are an accident victim, you deserve to move forward toward a better chapter ahead – and you deserve to have a legal team on your side who will fight for the compensation you need to do so. At Roden Law, we are that team. Our knowledgeable and experienced team of accident lawyers is ready and waiting to speak with you. We’re here to listen to your story and let you know how we may be able to help. Don’t wait another day to take the first step toward asserting your rights. Give us a call today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.