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Is Hiring a Lawyer Really Necessary Following a Car Accident?

When a car accident occurs, it’s unexpected, stressful and confusing. Is anyone injured? How much damage is there to the car? What should you do next? Do you need an attorney? Undoubtedly, these are things that you’re thinking about at that moment. Let’s take a look at the answer for “Do you need an attorney?” so you’ll have a clearer idea of what the right course of action is in your specific situation.

Were There Injuries?

If you’re injured and the accident was not your fault, a personal injury lawyer would be a good idea. There are many costs and financial problems that can result from an injury in an accident, and you need to be certain you’re taken care of. You deserve compensation and coverage for any losses and damages, and a good lawyer will help ensure that happens. We know the strategies required to successfully fight for what you deserve. 

When Wouldn’t I Need an Attorney?

We’re not here to sell you on our services if they’re simply a waste of time and money. Not every accident requires an attorney, that’s a simple fact. There are many reasons a personal injury attorney is not needed following an accident. 

Your accident didn’t involve injuries. Sometimes it’s just cosmetic damage to your car or bike, and all parties are safe otherwise. If you’re physically okay, you can usually just work through insurance to get any damage covered. A personal injury attorney is of no use in this instance. 

If there were injuries, but you’re very insurance-savvy, you can try to navigate the system to get everything covered. Many injury claims are resolved without the need for litigation and, while expertise and experience are something a lawyer has, it doesn’t mean you’re incapable of doing it yourself. However, it is very time-consuming and can put you at risk of being taken advantage of. Obviously, it’s a personal choice, but we recommend letting a professional handle it to protect yourself and your interests. 

If you caused the accident, you’re probably not going to need a personal injury attorney. Assuming you have insurance, they’re equipped to handle it for you. They should provide an attorney that will defend you if/when needed. This service is included in your insurance policy and will incur no extra fees. company should provide you with an attorney to defend you. If you caused the accident and were injured, you’ll still probably be unable to file a claim against anyone else. In the state of Vermont, there is comparative negligence. This means you’re able to recover damages as long as you’re less than 50% negligent. 

If You’re Still Unsure or Do Need an Attorney

Car accidents are never fun. They’re frustrating and confusing for everyone involved, especially when you’ve been injured. Call our expert personal injury attorneys today and we can guide you through the process and help you get the compensation you deserve. Kalter, Kalter & Mabey are here for you.