If you are in need of a Fresno personal injury attorney, you likely have many questions about the process. The easiest way to get quick, direct answers to the specific questions you have is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. In the meantime, you can also keep reading to learn answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Is it Worth it to Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
Of course, the first question you likely have is whether it is worth it to contact us in the first place. This is up to you to decide. If you were involved in a minor car accident with little damage and no injuries, then no, it would likely not be worth it to hire us.
However, if you suffered serious injuries that will have long-term consequences, then you should at least consult with an attorney to see how we can help. Remember that our initial consultation is free, and if we take your case, it will be on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us anything until we win your case.
Do I Need to Hire a Car Accident Attorney if I Was Not at Fault?
Do not make the mistake of assuming that if another driver was clearly at fault, that you can simply accept the settlement their insurance company offers. Remember that proving the other party was at fault is just half of the battle. You must also know how to quantify your injuries and the amount of damages that you are owed.
If you rely on the insurance company to tell you what you are owed, you can expect that they will give you a number and plenty of data to show you why it’s the right amount. You can also expect that their job is simple: to pay as little for the claim as possible.
How Can I Get the Highest Possible Car Accident Settlement?
First, report the car accident to the police and notify your insurance company. If you did not get medical care at the time of the accident, see your doctor as soon as possible. Keep track of all receipts, bills, and statements for costs related to the accident.
It is likely that the insurance company for the at-fault party is going to offer to either ask you to give a recorded statement or ask you to accept a settlement offer. Do not do either of these things without first talking to a personal injury attorney. Remember that the insurance company is not on your side – their goal is to keep their costs as low as possible, which means denying or reducing claims when possible.
If you are ready for a free legal consultation, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right away.