When it comes to the routine car accident claims, you may not need an attorney for some of the cases. You will just need some time to learn about claims system. But, there are some cases when you absolutely need an attorney
For instance, you had a very serious injury that will maybe haunt you for a long time or for the rest of your life. Hiring an attorney to present the case professionally is the right thing to do, because you have a large claim and you will need all the help you can have. We can say that the larger the claim the smarter is to hire an injury lawyer. Basically, if you have a larger injury and you have the right to a large claim, the other side will resist very hard, so it would actually be foolish to handle them on your own.
In a case when an accident is contested and you can`t prove the other driver`s fault, you will definitively lose the case and, of course, recover nothing. Looking for a car or a motorcycle accident lawyer is the smartest thing to do because taking a chance on this kid of case is just being crazy. If you need to fight to prove fault of the other side, you`re risking too much to do it on your own. Help from an attorney will be most welcomed.
In some cases you can learn how the routine of settling claims. It will take you many hours but it`s do-able. On the other hand, if your case is very serious and you don`t want to risk it all or you just don`t want to bother yourself to learn a very complicated procedure, my advice is to go with an accident attorney who already knows the drill and who can make the most out of it. Of course, their fee might not be a small one, but it`s better like that than not to have anything.
It`s important to know what kind of damages you can claim for a car accident injuries:
• Medical expenses: your injuries may be not so serious like some cuts and bruises, but a permanent disability or paralysis. There are some injuries that may not be obvious immediately, which means you have to go through a medical examination in order to find it out.
• Pain and suffering: physical or mental distress (legal definition). These injuries are based on the seriousness of the pain and diagnosed future pain associated with the damage. Mental or emotional damage usually include stress or anxiety.
• In some cases a car accident can cause you to be unable to work, because of problems with mobility or time spent in hospital, which means you will lose a lot of wages. Proving that injuries have diminished your ability to work will surely be a lot more easier with an attorney specialized in this matter. If you`re lucky, none of it will happen to you, but in case it does, you should contact Steven Chung. He will be able to help you out with any kind of trouble you have.