When do I need an attorney after a car accident?
It is helpful to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after the crash, even if it’s just during a free consultation to discuss your legal options. That’s because an experienced auto accident attorney will be able to thoroughly assess your case and give you a better idea of what types of damages you may be entitled to.
Having an attorney on your side from the beginning is also a good idea because your lawyer can take the pressure off of you by managing communication with the at-fault party, the insurance companies, and the billing department of your health care provider. In addition, your attorney will want to launch an investigation into your crash before the evidence fades and witnesses’ memories grow fuzzy.