I was injured in car accident where I missed work and college.The other driver was found at fault at the scene and my suv was totaled. I am almost done with my physical therapy and I honestly havent spoken to the at fault driver insurance company about my medical claim. Since my medical bills are around $9000 do I need lawyer? I just dont want to be in a worse financial situation after the lawyer fees , medical bills, and etc. I can ultimately end up with nothing because my case may be small.
You need an attorney to help you evaluate your case, and the possible value of your claims. As to how much you might receive in pain and suffering, that is a fact specific question that will require a more thorough evaluation. Your options, and case, will also likely depend on the other driver's insurance and whether there is any additional insurance coverage available, and an attorney can help you get that information.. As to your financial concern, most attorneys in car accident cases offer free consultations. I would also add that in almost every case your final outcome, after paying your attorney out of any recovery, is almost always better with the assistance of an attorney, and you will have a professional fighting to help you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
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Hire an attorney and stop talking about it online. Based on what you have said, it sounds like you have a very viable claim. The lawyer will handle everything for you and be able to discuss case value for your area and previous result the lawyer had. Best,
Yes, you need to talk to a lawyer. They are contingency fee based so dont waste time. The insurance company will not respect you.
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You should contact an attorney immediately. Once you have retained an attorney and they have reviewed all medicals and other relevant documents, they will be able to properly value your claim. My firm, as well as other firms, offers free consultations and will front all of the costs associated with the claim. We also handle claims like this on a contingency fee basis, where we only get paid when you recover. Hiring an attorney will give you additional leverage to negotiate with the insurance company. They can also work to negotiate your medical bills down. Best of luck to you!
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I wrote a guide to help people know if they need a lawyer or not. It is available at http://www.brianmurphylawyer.com/why-you-might-not-need-a-lawyer/. I hope you find it helpful.
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The decision to hire a lawyer depends on what the at-fault party is offering you. Your case is not huge, but you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries. Ultimately that number is up to you, but Spartanburg County juries tend to be conservative. Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, the coverage limits and the amount offered, you could do better without an attorney. Feel free to call me to discuss at no charge at 864-326-3333.
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