You’ve gotten into a car accident and you’re wondering if you need to hire an attorney. You think of how much it will cost and decide not to do it.
Many people make this decision, not realizing that they are putting their welfare at risk.
Not all the affects of an accident are visible at the time of an accident. Sure, your car may be totaled. It can be replaced if you have the proper automobile insurance. But what about the unseen, unanticipated effects? Those things that pop-up later on such as pinched nerves or unexplainable headaches?
Many medical injuries can become known later and you will be totally unprotected and left to shoulder the financial burden—alone.
Medical expenses are costly today—and it can be even more so when you are a victim of a car accident. But this is true with many other types of personal injury.
You could trip on a raised pavement. You get up thinking you’re fine. A few months later, you begin to experience pain in your back or your neck. How can you prove that your current injuries were the byproduct of the homeowner or the business who did not address the uneven pavement?
The best judge of whether or not you need an attorney is an attorney. By consulting with a personal injury specialist, you will know whether you have a claim. These experts will notify you of your best course of action.
The truth is that hiring a personal injury lawyer will cost you nothing—up front in most cases. Their fees are on a contingency basis—if you are awarded damages or there is a settlement. Only then will the attorney receive payment.
Too many personal injury victims neglect getting the help and representation they need because they fear high attorney fees. On average, the attorney gets 30-40% of the settlement amount. You never have to pay out of pocket. If you don’t receive an award—they don’t get paid.
The upside to this is that if an attorney takes your case it is after assessing whether you have a legitimate claim. This ensures that you are not wasting your time and efforts in pursuing this cause.
If you have been injured — in a car accident, attacked by an animal or person, fell because of homeowners neglect, you should consult a San Antonio personal injury lawyer—he will help you secure compensation to address current and future medical issues and costs.