Should I hire an attorney after a crash?

By Steven M. Gursten, attorney and president of Michigan Auto Law

If you’ve been in an automobile crash, you may be wondering whether or not you should hire a personal injury lawyer. It’s important to know that hiring an attorney is not required for every case, but it’s also important to understand when it would be helpful to get one. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the situations when it makes sense to hire an attorney and others where it might not make sense at all. In most cases, if you have sustained injuries from an automobile accident, it is wise to hire an attorney.

Hire an attorney and do not deal directly with the insurance company.

It’s important to find out what compensation and damages you are entitled to. You need to know the laws and regulations; how much your case may be worth; how much it will cost to hire an attorney; and how long it may take to settle your case.

The insurance company may try to accuse you of causing the accident.

Insurance companies want to make money and maximize profits. They will always try to pay you as little as they can get away with, and they often do not have your best interests at heart. After an accident, insurance adjusters will look for anything that could indicate an accident is your fault—even if this means blaming you for something that wasn’t actually your fault at all.

You may recover more money with an attorney.

If you’re looking to get compensation for your injuries and property damage, the answer is yes.

Let’s say that you are in an automobile crash and decide to represent yourself in court. You have the right to do this, but it’s probably not a good idea. In fact, if you do not have an attorney, your chances of winning your case are low because most insurance companies will hire their own attorneys who know exactly how much money each case is worth and how much they can pay out without getting into trouble with regulators or having their rates go up even more than they already cost due to high claims payouts.

So what does this mean? If you take on an insurance company without an experienced attorney by your side (i.e., one who knows how insurers function), then they’ll win almost every time because they know what they’re doing while you don’t—or at least not nearly as well as they do  (unless someone else has done all of the research on accident cases).

And since it’s in their best interest not to settle out of court unless forced by law after filing suit against them first (since then there would be no settlement), this means that settling before filing suit usually doesn’t happen either unless both parties agree beforehand that any such settlement comes with no admission of guilt or fault whatsoever–meaning neither party admits liability for causing damages during any part of proceedings ahead.”

You may need to pursue litigation to get compensation.

It’s worth noting that you may need to pursue litigation if your insurance company denies your claim. In this case, you will need to hire an attorney and file a lawsuit against the other driver for compensation for your losses.

If you have an attorney, you don’t have to deal directly with the insurance adjuster.

If you are in a motor vehicle crash, the first thing that you need to do is call your insurance company and file a claim. Once that is done, they will assign an adjuster to work on your case. The adjuster’s job is to keep costs down for the insurance company – which he or she accomplishes by paying as little money as possible for your injuries. The adjuster is looking out for the insurance company’s best interests, not yours. Having an attorney deal with the adjuster and negotiate on your behalf will make sure that everything possible gets done for you and that your interests are protected.

An attorney can negotiate on your behalf if your injuries are very severe.

If you have sustained serious injuries in a car accident, hiring an attorney is critical. An attorney can negotiate directly on your behalf with the insurance company and help obtain the compensation that you deserve. In many cases, an experienced attorney may be able to settle out of court and avoid filing suit altogether.


The bottom line is that if you’ve been in an automobile crash and have suffered injuries, you should get an attorney. They will help you navigate the process of filing a claim, negotiating with the insurance company, and getting compensation for your injuries. If you want to be sure your case succeeds, it’s important that you find an attorney who has experience with these types of cases.

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