Do you need a car accident attorney?
My answer is maybe you need an auto accident lawyer. It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish and whether or not you have been harmed.
If you are not injured, have not sought medical treatment, feel fine, and the insurance company is taking care of your property damage, I can’t think of a reason you need me. Now, that being said I am happy to talk to you about it to reassure you that I am not needed in your particular case. My consultations are free, so you can call (203) 951-1360.
But assuming that scenario doesn’t apply to you, then do you need a personal injury attorney?
Probably. You should definitely contact one. Calling one doesn’t mean you have to hire them, just that you want your options open. You can’t make a decision without facts, right?
What does a car accident attorney do?
An attorney’s true skill is explaining to an insurance company, or a jury, or opposing counsel, what has occurred and how it has affected you and your family. Let me give you an obvious example:
Mary was in a car accident resulting in $3,780.00 in property damage. She went to the doctor and was seen twelve (12) times. She spent $3,500 out of pocket to treat her injuries. She deserves compensation for her monetary losses and pain.
Mary was in a car accident resulting in $3,780.00 in property damage. She went to the doctor and was seen twelve (12) times for tingling and numbness in her arms. She spent $3,500 out of pocket to treat her injuries. Mary is a stay at home mother of a disabled child whose therapy plan require Mary to maintain an unusual level of physical contact with her daughter. The contact often takes the form of restraining outbursts, guiding fine motor skills, and assistance in daily physical therapy. Mary’s injuries following the accident resulted in both her diminished ability to accomplish these daily tasks, as well as some regression in her child’s behavior.
Mary is still Mary in each scenario, but one telling explains the bare facts, the other fleshes out Mary’s story.
The real question is do you need an attorney to tell your story?