When to Hire a Car Accident Attorney

Author: Mesriani Law Group
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Each year, more than 200 people die from traffic-related accidents in Los Angeles. Programs like Vision Zero directed by Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to eliminate traffic-related deaths by 2025. But even with the implementation of safety programs, traffic accidents still occur. While some minor accidents may not require the assistance of an attorney, other situations may greatly benefit from it.

You should consider hiring a car accident lawyer if you find yourself in the following situations:

Difficulty Proving Liability 

To get the maximum compensation, you must prove that the other party is at fault for the accident. While you may think it’s easy, you’ll be fighting against insurance companies who are experienced at protecting their drivers.

Proving liability requires several elements that experienced car accident lawyers are familiar with. Having a trusted attorney on your case can greatly improve your chances of winning.

You Suffered Severe or Permanent Injuries  

Victims of car accidents can sustain various injuries – ranging from minor injuries to permanent ones or even death. Common car accident injuries include neck injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and internal bleeding. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also a common injury sustained from a car accident and can last for a very long time. Unfortunately, medical treatment for these types of injuries can get very expensive.

If you sustained severe or permanent injuries, you deserve compensation to help pay for your medical expenses. Let a car accident lawyer handle your case and help you get the compensation you need for your recovery. 

Multiple Parties Were Involved in the Accident

If more than two vehicles were involved in the accident, the negotiation process can get complicated. You may have to deal with multiple insurance companies who could deny that their driver is at fault. If the accident involves a commercial truck, things can get even more complicated.

In this case, an experienced car accident lawyer can help determine the party or parties at fault and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. 

You Received a Low-Ball Personal Injury Settlement  

Insurance companies will likely try to give you the least amount of money for the accident. To do so, they will try to justify their offer by downplaying your injuries or damages to your car. They may try to pressure you into taking the first offer – which many times is a very low offer.

Before you accept a low offer from the other driver’s insurance company, speak with an experienced car accident lawyer. An attorney can help you analyze the extent of your damages and help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Don’t risk losing out on the compensation you deserve by trying to negotiate with the insurance company yourself.

Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Hiring the right car accident lawyer can make a big difference in your case. Your chances of recovering the maximum compensation depend on the experience and skills of your attorney. Our expert personal injury attorneys at Mesriani Law Group have over two decades of experience protecting victims throughout California. Contact us today for your free consultation and let us help you with your case.