Why Hiring a Lawyer is Critical After an Accident

One moment you are driving along your normal route, and the next– a car comes swerving into your lane, crashing into your car. The traumatic and sudden shock leaves us in a dazed and confused state, overwhelmed with adrenaline.

That is why one of the first things you should do is contact an attorney. Our experienced Pittsburgh car accident lawyers have helped many plaintiffs recover financial compensations for their injuries and losses.

Here are 6 reasons why you should contact a lawyer after your car accident:

Easing your mind

Car accidents are stressful. We are trying to quickly survey the damages, determine who’s at fault, make sure everyone is safe, and decide whether or not to call the police. Calling your lawyer provides you with the expert support of someone who is on your side. They can help answer your questions and guide you through the next steps, ensuring that you don’t do or say something that could hurt you down the line.

Encouraging you to seek medical attention

While your lawyer isn’t a doctor, they do know that many people don’t recognize the extent of their damage until days or even weeks following the car accident. Your lawyer will suggest you receive a medical examination to rule out any possible damage.

Collecting evidence

Without evidence, car accidents are often reconstructed based on he-said, she-said statements, which don’t stand up well in a court of law. Your lawyer will guide you on how to collect evidence that can make a big difference in your case, often speeding up settlements or rulings and sometimes even increasing the amount you are awarded.

Dealing with insurance companies

Big insurance companies can be frustrating and difficult to deal with, which we aren’t afraid of taking on. When you hire a lawyer, you can defer any questions or inquiries from the insurance company to your experienced attorney.

Filing a claim

Filing a lawsuit often involves filling out lengthy paperwork and sometimes following complex or confusing procedures. A car accident lawyer is experienced in such things, though, and can quickly and accurately assure that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations.

The consultation is free

At Chaffin Luhana, we believe that you shouldn’t let the fear of legal fees hold you back from fighting for what you deserve. That is why we offer free consultations to all of our potential clients– any time of day or night.

We dig deep into the details to maximize both monetary recovery and support you in your physical and emotional recovery. Contact us today to discuss your car accident. There is never a fee unless we win.