There are millions of car accidents in the United States every single year. Many of them are extremely minor fender benders that do not result in injury. If you are involved in an accident like this, more than likely you will not need the assistance of an personal injury attorney.
On the other hand, some automobile accidents result in major property damage and serious injury. If you find yourself injured in an automobile accident that was not your fault, you need to contact the Law offices of Badnell & Dick immediately. Insurance agencies may attempt to get you to settle your own claim. But there are very good reasons to not do this when you have been seriously injured.
Is Fault Contested?
If the at fault driver and their insurance company denies responsibility for the accident, and if you cannot produce proof that you were not at fault, you will lose in court and will walk away with nothing. It is not worth the risk to take the chance on waging a fight in court where technical rules of evidence will be applied without the help of a lawyer. There is just too much for you to risk.
Excessive Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
Some individuals decide to settle their own claim if the expenses they have paid for medical bills were relatively inexpensive. However, when we start talking about $20,000, $30,000, $50,000 or more, the risk is too great. It is best to have an automobile attorney on your side to help you.
If as a result of the accident you now are dealing with serious injuries that will affect you for the rest of your life, you are looking at a very large claim and you do not want to take the risk of handling it alone. The larger the claim, the greater the risk that you are taking. The larger the claim, the harder the at fault driver and their insurance company will fight.
Here’s another way to think about the scenario. If you get a paper cut on your finger, you will put a Band-Aid on it and treat it yourself. However, you will never try to do surgery on yourself. The same is true when it comes to filing a legal claim after an automobile accident. Any accident that resulted in your injury and will result in a major claim is not one that you would want to handle yourself. Instead, trust your claim to the professionals at the law office of Badnell & Dick.