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Knowing When to Call: Should You Get Legal Representation After An Auto Accident?

Posted in Personal Injury Insurance Claim on November 30, 2016

When you have been involved in a car accident, sometimes you may wonder if you need an attorney or if you can work it out yourself. If you have any significant injury or property damage, we urge you to contact an auto accident attorney as soon as possible. Failure to file your case in time can prevent you from being able to get the compensation you need to recover.

Here are a few scenarios in which you should call an auto accident attorney.

You Have Medical Bills

When you have been involved in a small fender bender where there is minimal damage to your car and no injury, you can probably handle the claim yourself. However, if the accident required a trip to the emergency room, you may find yourself stuck with a hefty medical bill. This is especially the case if you sustained injuries that require surgery or ongoing physical therapy. By speaking with an auto accident attorney, they can help you negotiate with the insurance companies so you can get your medical bills covered.

The Insurance Company Won’t Cooperate

If you initially thought you could handle your claim by yourself but the insurance company is not cooperating, it may be time to discuss your options with a legal professional. Often, insurance companies won’t give policyholders the time of day without an attorney. You should focus on healing your injury, not arguing with the insurance company. Leave that part to us.

Complicating Factors

When you have been involved in a car accident and the car was owned by a company or government entity, it can make the whole process much more complicated. You need the help of an experienced auto accident attorney to help you navigate your claim.

If you would like the help of an auto accident attorney, contact McGilberry & Shirer today. Call (972) 392-1225 to schedule your initial consultation.