After being involved in an auto accident, it may be unclear as to when you need to hire a Brandon auto accident attorney. There are many factors that go into whether or not you need to hire an attorney. If you have never been involved in an auto accident before or are unfamiliar with the legal profession, we recommend that you immediately schedule a free consultation with an attorney so that the strengths and weakness of your case can immediately be evaluated to determine if you have a case.
As you make the decision whether or not to hire a Brandon auto accident attorney, the first question that needs to be answered is who was at-fault for the accident. If you were the at-fault driver that was the sole cause for the auto accident, then you need to immediately contact your auto insurance company. Your auto insurance company will assign you an adjuster who will evaluate the value of any claims that may be brought against you. If a pre-suit lawsuit settlement is unable to be reached and a lawsuit is brought against you as the at-fault driver, then your insurance company will pay for an attorney to defend you in the lawsuit.
However, if you were not at-fault in the auto accident or believe you only share a portion of fault for the auto accident, then you should immediately set up a free initial consultation with an attorney to not only evaluate liability, but also evaluate causation of injuries, extent of damages that include medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages that have been incurred and will continue to be incurred in the future. Additionally, hiring an attorney immediately after an auto accident will allow you to properly investigate all available insurance coverage, help to make sure you are complying with all conditions precedent of your own auto insurance policy for coverage, verify your medical bills for treatment of injuries are appropriately being paid, and secure any evidence necessary to prove a point of contention in your case.
If you have further questions about whether you should hire a Brandon auto accident attorney, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.