When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident

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Many people go through their lives without ever hiring an attorney, so it’s understandable that you may not be aware of when you really need one.

In the case of auto wrecks, you may not even think you need to hire an attorney, believing that the first step you should take after being involved in a vehicle collision is contacting your insurer. A lot of people believe this, but a lot of people are wrong.

Knowing when to get an attorney for a car accident could be one of the most important things you ever learn. With the exception of very minor collisions, you should always contact an attorney when you’ve been injured in a vehicle collision.

Why Hire an Attorney?

In Michigan, you can receive compensation for your auto accident injuries in two ways:

  • The first is to file a claim with your own no-fault insurance company. This claim can allow you to collect monetary compensation to cover your accident-related medical expenses and missed income.
  • The second way to receive compensation is by filing a personal injury claim against the party who caused the crash that injured you. In Michigan, you can only file an injury claim when your injuries are especially serious, however.

In either of the above scenarios, hiring an attorney can greatly increase your chances of obtaining full compensation for your crash. Insurance companies can be reluctant to pay out on claims, and they may try to pay you less than what your claim is worth. The same goes with defendants and insurers in personal injury cases.

Your attorney will know how to negotiate the best deal possible, meaning more compensation for you—and, as an added bonus, no headaches.

Talk to a Detroit Car Accident Lawyer

Now you know when to call an attorney for a car accident: any time you’ve been injured in a crash. Trying to tackle claims on your own can cause you needless stress and worry. This is what we do, so you can let us get you the compensation you need to move beyond your wreck.

To speak with an attorney at Christensen Law, call 248-900-9000 or fill out the online contact form below.