Only you can ultimately decide whether it is worth hiring a car accident lawyer. For instance, if you were involved in a serious accident that resulted in life-threatening injuries, you may find value in having a lawyer handle your legal obligations for you. Even if you were in what initially appears to be a minor accident, upon contracting legal help, you may find that your case was more complicated than you previously thought.
Nevada does not require injured claimants to work with lawyers on their car accident claims. However, if you were injured in a car accident, legal representation could work to your benefit for a variety of reasons.
A Car Accident Lawyer Can Advise You on Your Next Steps
By working with a lawyer at the beginning of the claims process, you can start protecting your right to compensation. With a lawyer on your side, they can advise you against any actions that could negatively impact the outcome of your case.
Your lawyer may advise you against:
- Feeling pressured into accepting fault for an accident you did not cause
- Accepting a low settlement offer
- Failing to act within the time frame allotted by Nevada’s statute of limitations, as explained under NRS §11.190(4)(e)
The decisions you make today can have a dramatic impact on the weeks, months, and years ahead. A car accident attorney can help you fight for a full and fair settlement.
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A Lawyer Can Establish Fault for Your Damages
If you are injured in an accident, and the other driver accepts responsibility, the legal process may go smoothly. However, if the other driver denies liability or there are multiple parties involved, you may be confused as to how to proceed.
In these instances, a car accident lawyer can conduct an investigation into your circumstances, identify the liable and at-fault parties, and manage communications on your behalf. For these reasons alone, you may find that it is worth it to hire a car accident lawyer.
A Lawyer Can Demonstrate the Severity of Your Injuries
The severity of your injuries may have an impact on the progression of your personal injury case. For instance, if you suffered minor injuries in a collision, the liable insurance company may be more inclined to resolve your case. This is because chances are, your settlement amount will not affect the insurer’s bottom line.
However, if you suffered life-threatening injuries, you may be experiencing high medical bills. In these cases, the insurance company may try to impede your right to compensation.
If you suffered paralysis, disfigurement, or any other long-lasting injuries as a result of a collision, a lawyer can demonstrate the impact of your condition on your life. They can use your medical treatment records, statements from your doctors, and the results of your imaging scans to prove your case. They can also work with your healthcare team to learn more about your condition.
A Lawyer Can Negotiate for a Fair Settlement
If the liable insurance company is willing to offer a fair settlement, you may not need to work with a lawyer regarding your case. You are, however, left with few options if they refuse to negotiate. You may find value in working with a lawyer because they can work with the insurance company on your behalf.
Not only can they negotiate a settlement, but they can also review the details of the involved auto insurance policies. You may have coverage options that you don’t even know about. They can also file a lawsuit and litigate on your behalf. There is no need to handle your personal injury case by yourself. A lawyer can do it for you.
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Consult with Bernstein & Poisson Regarding Your Legal Matters
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you should consider whether it is worth it to hire a car accident lawyer. Right now, as you recuperate from the collision, you deserve to focus your attention on your health and well-being. Call (702) 633-3333 to speak with a member of our team today. We will review the details of your case, assess the cost of your damages, and offer insight into the viability of your case.
Additionally, we work on a contingency-fee-basis. In this payment structure, claimants do not have to pay us retainers or hourly rates. We only get compensated for our efforts if we secure justice and financial recovery on your behalf. Call Bernstein & Poisson today to learn more.