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The Process of Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Alvine Weidenaar, Personal Injury

Car accidents are unfortunately not something all victims can just walk away from unscathed. Even minor fender benders can pop, stretch, or pinch the wrong muscle or nerve.

Sometimes, the pain caused by a car accident is not physical, but emotional and mental.

Hiring a lawyer after a car accident generally isn’t the first thing people think of, but after you and your loved ones are safe and out of immediate danger, you should really consider contacting one. Read on to find out how to hire a lawyer after a car accident.

Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Accident
Hiring the right lawyer can save you time, money, and stress. A car accident can range from an inconvenience to life-altering, and unfortunately even life-ending. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, preliminary estimates show that an estimated 8,870 died in the second quarter of 2020. Car accidents are not something to be taken lightly.

Recovering from a car accident should be your biggest concern. Medical bills, insurance, and potential lost income are all issues your lawyer can help you navigate through while you are healing.

Find the Best
No matter how many posters a law firm puts up, word of mouth is still the best advertisement. Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations from friends and family.

At Alvine Weidenaar we take the time to lay out your options and how to best approach your case. We want to make sure you have everything you need to make an educated decision on hiring a lawyer. The experience of being in a car accident is not a memory you will soon forget but our goal is that the entire process is at least made easier for you.

No matter what lawyer you use, ensure that you find one with a track record of success. Our priority has always been getting justice for the injured. We’ve successfully fought hundreds of cases to hold responsible parties accountable for your suffering.

Schedule a Consultation
Before hiring a lawyer it is important to schedule a consultation to make sure you understand how your case should be handled. If you don’t like who you are working with this could inadvertently affect you.

At Alvine Weidenaar all our consultations are free.

Ask about Logistics
Anytime you are hiring a lawyer do not be afraid to ask about logistics.

Ask about how you will communicate. Will it be through email exclusively, face-to-face, or will a paralegal be your main point of contact? Ask about the availability of your lawyer. And most importantly ask about the fee structure.

Move Forward
No one wants to be in a car accident. In the best of circumstances, both parties walk away with minimal damage to their vehicles and are completely fine. As we all know, that isn’t always the case. A car accident can leave you without the ability to work, make money, and take care of yourself or your family.

Hiring a lawyer after a car accident can help make your life less stressful. The right lawyer can be your mediator, and have time-consuming tasks, like dealing with insurance, delegated. Giving you more time to focus on yourself and your family.

Like we said before, all we do is represent injured parties. Contact us to learn more about the steps to take after a car accident.

Get the help you need today!

Our legal team’s expertise allows us to quickly evaluate your claim to allow you to get back to living your life.