What to Know About Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney for Automobile Accidents
Mayle, Ray & Mayle provides all the information you need for hiring personal injury attorneys
For anyone who has been the victim of an unfortunate auto accident, it can seem daunting to navigate the process, and make smart decisions about what needs to happen when, and for what reasons. For many individuals, hiring a personal injury attorney is the best course of action. But it’s important to learn more about what to expect. Use this guide to get started and learn more about hiring a personal injury lawyer in the aftermath of an auto accident.
First, do all auto accidents lead to personal injury lawsuits? Of course not. And for anyone who has suffered only minor injuries, such as small cuts or bruises, or nothing at all, hiring a personal injury attorney typically does not make sense. Even for cases that are won, awards may be less than legal costs.
Instead, a personal injury lawyer should be hired in the case of more serious injuries, and especially those with long-term consequences. An attorney should also be hired if the other driver was either uninsured, or underinsured. Additionally, if insurance providers are not taking the true extent of injuries and damages into question, or the victim’s best interests are in any way not being fully and fairly represented, then an attorney should always be consulted.
The benefit of hiring a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer will be that he or she has full knowledge of the laws and the legal system.
They will know what fair compensation is, and will have the wherewithal and prowess to achieve that, either through out of the courtroom negotiation and settlement, or with in courtroom case building, with the testimony of experts, doctors and other invaluable tools, assets and information. They fight on the behalf of the victim, and often only receive compensation when cases are won.
Of course, it’s also very important, in these situations, that victims of auto accidents don’t begin answering questions from insurance companies without the assistance of legal representation. Many victims unknowingly sign away their rights based on seemingly innocuous statements they made, while others are pressured into agreeing to a deal that isn’t in their best interests.
Additionally, the sooner an auto accident victim takes action and hires a personal injury attorney, the better. There are important timelines and schedules to keep, and swift, decisive action provides for the best case and best outcome in most scenarios.
Ohio law firm Mayle, Ray & Mayle has a great deal of experience serving as a personal injury attorney for victims of auto accidents and their families. Mayle, Ray & Mayle has two convenient locations, in Fremont and Bellevue, working closely with clients across the region, including Ottawa, Wood, Erie and Sandusky counties. Call 419.334.8377 to speak with a personal injury lawyer from Mayle, Ray & Mayle.