Don’t Ever Assume It Was “Just a Small Accident”
When neither party is seriously physically injured after a small car incident, there’s the tendency to call it a minor accident and take no legal action. Especially if there are no witnesses, and you want to avoid a bigger scene.
Perhaps it is the other driver’s suggestion to settle the issue with a small fee, and simply walk away. But you must remember that nothing is ever so small, or so simple. In this case, there’s no such thing as a small accident.
Top Reasons to Retain a Car Attorney or Personal Injury Attorney
The other driver may try to convince you to “settle the matter quietly”. Don’t be tempted to do so, and don’t give in. Here are six reasons why you should hire a personal injury attorney/lawyer, no matter how small your car accident may have been.
Minor injuries sometimes don’t affect you immediately. It could take weeks or even years until you experience the negative and often devastating effects to your health. There could be substantial, long term injuries you had not counted on happening. But when you take precautions, get your health checked immediately, and secure an attorney for legal advice, you could save your own health and financial loss due to high hospital bills.
2. Car Damage
Car damages may not be visible. Your vehicle might seem to be in top working condition, but the damages may show themselves later. You’ll have to pay more in the long run—unless you get it examined immediately.
3. Liability Fees
There’s always the possibility that the other driver will report this as an accident to his or her car insurance company, and then leave you with the ensuing liability fees and charges. Don’t let this happen.
You can actually save time when you have lawyers/attorneys handling car/auto accident cases. When you try to deal with them on your own, they often end up being a drawn out and time consuming legal procedure.
Free to tend to your other deadlines and commitments going on in your life, you will have more time and energy for everything. Don’t risk statutes of limitations that prevent you from pursuing a car accident claim. Legal help saves your professional and personal life in the long run, so it’s an investment that’s always worth it.
6. Professional Experience
You will get to work with someone who has legal expertise. Using their knowledge to handle your case means you won’t have to worry about the other party abusing the law. Your lawyer or lawyers can give you the legal advice you need and deserve.
In the long run, finding an attorney for legal advice, and to handle your case, will be the best decision you can make for yourself, your family, and your car.
If you’ve been in a car accident, hiring an attorney will allow you to deal with all the other matters in life without having to worry about compromising your legal claim. Call the Mann, Wyatt, & Rice for advice about your auto accident claim today.