Do you really need to hire a personal accident lawyer after a minor car crash?
Car accidents have become so commonplace in Southern California that you might assume that your insurance company’s standard process will adequately compensate you. But the attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon, a leading personal injury firm in Orange County, have seen enough of these claims go wrong to know that this is simply not so – and sometimes hiring an attorney is the best path forward.
Why Do You Need a Personal Accident Lawyer After a Minor Car Crash?
Hiring a personal accident lawyer after a car crash that causes minor damage or injuries can be valuable for several reasons.
First, what may seem minor to some, may not be so minor to others. Oftentimes, individuals suffer from pre-existing medical conditions which are made worse by even a minor crash. For example, you may have had a prior neck or back surgery, making you much more susceptible to injury even with a low impact crash. In addition, you may have additional injuries or internal damage that will need to be identified and then factored into any claim or settlement. Obtaining a medical examination is highly recommended after any accident, but proving future costs will require more than a diagnosis – you will need a legal partner to help prove causation and assert a credible claim that will maximize compensation.
Second, you should absolutely have an attorney review any settlement offers you may receive from the insurance company before you accept it. Insurance companies are notorious for undercounting costs for injuries or damages, and if you sign one of these documents to settle or release your claims, the case is considered closed and you will not be able to revisit or reopen your claim ever again
Third, getting back to a normal life after a car crash, even a minor one, can be difficult. Trying to manage a complex claims and settlement process while you are focused on recovery, car repair, and other personal matters increases the likelihood that a ball will get dropped somewhere – and that could prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve.
How Expensive is a Personal Accident Lawyer?
When you speak to a personal accident lawyer, that attorney should be able to determine if you have a credible case and whether you will be able to maximize compensation through legal action.
In these situations, an experienced attorney is likely to take your case on a contingency basis, which means that your lawyer will only be compensated if you receive a recovery. In simple terms, you should not have to pay out of pocket for your lawyer’s services if they take your car crash case.
Pursuing Compensation for the Right Reasons
Cohn & Swartzon do not take on car accident cases for the possibility of a payout alone. We have practiced personal injury law for decades because we believe that everyone deserves a fair shot at restoring a normal life after the unthinkable happens.
“Even a minor car crash can generate lasting economic and non-economic damage that affects your quality of life in ways that insurance companies will be happy to overlook. We step in to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected and their futures are secure.”
– Saar Swartzon, Founding Principal, Cohn & Swartzon
Even a minor car accident can result in added expenses and frustrations if you don’t have an attorney. With Cohn & Swartzon by your side, you can be confident that your path to healing and recovery will be a smooth one.