You may wonder what an attorney can do for you after a minor crash. If you have only minor injuries, you may still have expenses related to getting medical help. Even a quick checkup at an urgent care center can easily cost hundreds of dollars. If you have minor injuries, you may also be shocked to find out just how much medication and diagnostic tests cost. In these situations, an attorney can help you get compensation for your medical expenses.
If your vehicle is totaled, which can still happen with seemingly minor damage depending on where the damage is, you may need an attorney. Even if the appearance does not look extensive, it’s likely that an insurance company’s initial offer won’t be enough for you to repair or replace your vehicle. Even a minor crash can significantly impact your vehicle’s value, and you may find out down the road that your settlement didn’t properly compensate you.
Determining Your Legal Needs
If you have no injuries, you may not need a personal injury lawyer for your car accident. For some minor crashes, an attorney won’t have much influence over the outcome of your claim. However, you could still need help proving that the other party caused the crash and getting whatever compensation you are owed.
This is especially true on busy Atlanta area roadways, such as Interstate 285(I-285), I-75, I-85, and the Georgia 400. Intersections such as I-285 and I-20, the Tom Moreland Interchange, and the intersection of Delmar Court and Delmar Lane can also be quite dangerous. Crashes in these places may be difficult to investigate as there are often many factors involved. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney can sort through the evidence and prove what role the other party played in the crash.
Remember, too, that the other party may have damages. Even if it’s their fault, their insurance company may push to prove that you were actually the liable party. By hiring an attorney to investigate the crash, you can take a proactive approach to the accident while fighting for the compensation you are owed.
Put Your Mind at Ease with a Consultation
When it comes down to it, you lose nothing by simply meeting with an Atlanta car accident lawyer. The main reason most people do not meet with an attorney is that they don’t want to pay for a service they won’t use.
But since the vast majority of personal injury attorneys offer free consultations, you can get free advice without impacting your finances. Bring your information to your free consultation, explain your side of the story to the attorney, and see what they have to say.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that they only get paid if they secure a settlement for you. With that in mind, they will only take your case if they truly believe they can make a difference in the outcome and get you significantly more compensation than you could get on your own.
Reach Out to Stein & Fox Today
Whether or not you ultimately need an attorney for your Atlanta car crash, the team at Stein & Fox is here to talk to you about your accident and go over your options. We know how stressful an auto accident can be, and we want to help you understand your options and make the best choice for your needs.
Set up a consultation so we can talk more about your next steps. You can call us at 770-961-1700 or message us online to have a team member contact you.