Do All Car Accidents Require a Lawyer?
If you have been in a car accident, you may be wondering whether or not you need a lawyer. Call Lomurro Law for a free consultation today.
Being involved in a car accident is a jarring experience, even when the car accident does not result in serious injuries or damage to property. For those who are involved in a crash, the aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming, and there may be many questions about how to file a claim, what a case is worth, how to reach a settlement, and more. If you are wondering whether or not all car accidents require a lawyer, here is what you should know.
Working with a Lawyer is Always Beneficial
While you may assume that you do not need legal counsel if your injuries are not very serious, dismissing the potential value of a car accident attorney can be a big mistake. Even for small accidents, an attorney can be helpful in organizing your claim documents, helping you to prove fault, calculating the value of your damages, and negotiating your settlement. At the very least, you should always have an attorney review a settlement offer before you accept it.
Serious Car Accidents Definitely Demand Legal Guidance
If a car accident is serious, then working with an experienced attorney is even more critical. In fact, trying to represent yourself during a car accident claim when you are dealing with serious injuries, property damage costs, and losses can be a big mistake. You will need an attorney to:
- Gather and organize evidence;
- Talk to eyewitnesses;
- Prove fault and liability;
- Calculate your damages;
- Negotiate your settlement; and
- Represent you in court (if necessary).
In addition to the above, your attorney can also help you to understand the law, make sure that you file your claim within the required time frame and pursue a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, and that you have a full understanding of your rights, such as the right to reject a first settlement offer.
Note that there is no legal requirement to have legal representation but choosing a smart lawyer to advocate for you throughout the process can be extremely advantageous.
Why Work with Lomurro Law?
At the office of Lomurro Law, our New Jersey car accident attorneys have experience working on many different types of car accident cases. We also have a track record of success and together, our team has over 130 years of combined legal experience. Three of our attorneys have been added to the New Jersey Top 100 Super Lawyers list.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation
If you have been in a car accident in New Jersey, you may have questions about your rights, options, and whether or not you really need an attorney. When you call our law firm, we are happy to review your case for free and provide you with our recommendation for how you should proceed. Reach out to our team today by phone or online to schedule your free consultation now.