Fender benders—they’re such a common occurrence that our local radio stations tell us on the daily about any that might mess up our commute. Many people don’t think much of it when they get into a minor scrape themselves. They exchange insurance information, fret a bit, contact someone for a ride home if the damage is severe enough, but afterward, life goes on as normal.
If the accident was minor, too, the thought of contacting a car accident lawyer or car accident attorney might not even cross anybody’s mind. A few scrapes or dings, the unfortunate parties might think, is nothing worth getting into a legal battle about, is it?
It might surprise you to learn that there are a variety of reasons for contacting an attorney—and not all of them have to do with seeking to recover damages from the other parties involved in the accident. JD Haas, as a team of car crash injury lawyers, is here to shed some light on the true answer to the question:
Should I Contact A Car Injury Lawyer After an Accident?
The short answer: yes, always, even if nobody was injured, and even if you think the accident was “your fault” (as a side note: never admit fault at the scene of an accident, even if it seems obvious to you). A car injury lawyer can do many things, and not all of them have to do with the courtroom. They can include, but are not limited to:
● Helping to file with insurance companies | The right team can help you through this complicated process and ensure you get the maximum amount of money possible. This process is not the same thing as seeking to recover damages from the other parties affected by the accident, as you are only working with large companies and not the individual people involved in the event.
● Establishing proper liability | Even if you may think that you are the sole party at fault in this situation, it’s nearly impossible for a participant in an accident to secure an objective view of it. A lawyer can help you determine if you are at fault and whether it’s worth your while to press charges without any pressure to do so.
● Gathering evidence | Anything from security camera footage to medical records could prove useful in determining the viability of your case. With the help of a car accident lawyer, you’ll gain a more objective view of your car accident and perhaps see the event in a new way, which can do wonders for one’s conscience.
Contact JD Haas for Compassionate Legal Help
Our Minneapolis team is ready to hear your story and help you through it. Give us a call now at 952-345-1025. We also serve the Bloomington, Saint Paul, and Rochester areas.