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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

As with many legal situations, there is no bright-line rule as to whether you will need a lawyer in a car accident case.

Usually, plaintiffs have the option of enlisting a legal team in the process of recovering compensation for their injuries. Although you can pursue compensation without a lawyer’s help, your chances of garnering a successful outcome are likely to be higher if you have a qualified legal ally on your side.

In short, you don’t necessarily have to have a lawyer after a car accident, but it can certainly help.

 

Determining Fault

Accident victims can contact a lawyer to help them determine who was at fault for their crash. It’s important to clearly understand who was responsible because Texas uses a rule called modified comparative negligence, which makes compensation after a car crash an all-or-nothing matter.

If you’re not found primarily responsible for the car accident in which you were involved, you will likely receive compensation. The inverse is true for those who hold more than half of the liability.

 

Your Compensation

When serious injury is involved, contacting a car accident lawyer is important. Your life and the compensation you need to recover are on the line.

Here’s another big reason why it’s helpful to have a lawyer on your side: An attorney can help you get more compensation.

In the aftermath of an accident, many insurance companies begin to pinch pennies, hoping they can free themselves from financial liability. An experienced car accident lawyer can help prevent you from getting fooled by deceptive insurance company tactics.

 

Call a Car Crash Lawyer

If you plan to pursue compensation after you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you could benefit from a lawyer’s help.

To get the help you need from a qualified car accident lawyer, get in touch with Colley Firm P.C. today. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 1-877-411-2001 or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of this page.