Should You Get An Attorney After A Car Accident?

Suffering from injuries that resulted from a car accident can become time-consuming and cash-consuming. In the event that your injury was the result of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against them. Because you should focus your time on your recovery, you need to hire a car accident attorney that can help you fight for just compensation for your medical bills, pain & suffering, damage done to your car, and more. 

The Law Offices of Elliott Kanter has extensive experience working with personal injury cases in San Diego, California. If you’re hesitant about hiring an attorney for your personal injury case, there are many reasons why working with a personal injury attorney can save you stress, time, and even get you a higher settlement than if you were to tackle the challenge alone.

You’ll Be Up Against Large Insurance Companies

Contrary to common belief, insurance providers do not always put your best interests first. Their goal is to make and save as much money as possible, and giving you a settlement that completely covers the cost of your car accident prevents those two things from happening.

Authority to Negotiate Higher Settlements

The insurance company will make their offer seem like they’re giving you a great deal, simply because you don’t have someone who will stick up for your rights and knows a good settlement when they see one.

Before you accept any offer from an insurance provider, consult a lawyer to make sure you are getting a fair deal. 

Depending on the at-fault driver’s liability insurance, you may be able to receive a much higher settlement than they are offering. A personal injury attorney with experience in litigation can present authority in the courtroom by using their knowledge of insurance law and experience with negotiating to pursue a higher settlement for you. 

Focus On Healing & Recovery

Recovering from a car accident injury is stressful enough. Furthermore, hospital visits and physical therapy appointments can take up a lot of time. Hiring an attorney can release stress related to your case because they will be doing all the heavy lifting to pursue the highest settlement possible on your behalf.

Beating California Claim Deadlines

In California, you have two years from the date of your car accident to file a personal injury claim. Because the attorneys at the Law Offices of Elliott Kanter in San Diego have extensive experience with car accident cases, they will work diligently to make sure you don’t fall victim to this deadline.

Money Well Spent

People in San Diego hesitate to hire an attorney because they think the settlement won’t produce a large enough award for the cost of an attorney to be worth it. Many personal injury attorneys work off of a contingency plan, meaning they only take a small percentage of your settlement as payment. In other words, if your car accident settlement was below the average payout of about $15,000 (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there would be no way for your attorney’s fees to go over the amount that you won. 

Free Consultations

If you’re still unsure about whether a car accident attorney would be worth it, schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Elliott Kanter today. In that first meeting, you will get to know your attorney and they will lay out your options for moving forward with your case.

Car Accident Attorneys That Are There For You Throughout the Process

If your car crash was caused by another negligent driver, the Law Offices of Elliott Kanter will be there to help you in any way, every step of the way. They have comprehensive knowledge of personal injury law and car accident claims so you can have a fair fight. 

It may seem like working with an attorney will only complicate the process of fighting for compensation when in fact hiring a personal injury attorney will save you time, money, and stress. Don’t try to tackle this complex process alone, contact our San Diego office today to schedule a free consultation.

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