Following a car accident, you are likely to have dozens of questions about what to do next and what your options are for recovering compensation. You likely are facing feelings of anxiety, stress, worry, and even fear about what you will do. One questions that you may have is whether or not you are even allowed to file a claim, how your own fault will affect your claim, and what amount of damages you will be able to recover. While you may think that you do not need a Phoenix car accident attorney, the truth is that a car accident attorney can greatly improve your claim’s odds.
What Can at Attorney Do for Me?
Your Phoenix car accident attorney can help you throughout the entirety of the aftermath of a car accident. This includes:
- Gathering evidence from the car accident scene;
- Documenting evidence of your injuries;
- Tracking down witnesses and obtaining witness testimonies;
- Keeping records of your medical bills;
- Organizing evidence and data;
- Talking to your insurance adjuster on your behalf;
- Advising you about what to say and what not to say to an insurance adjuster;
- Proving the fault of the responsible driver;
- Exploring what parties may be liable;
- Negotiating for a fair settlement amount; and
- Taking your case to litigation if need be.
But Isn’t an Attorney Expensive?
Most people believe that an attorney is too expensive, and costs way more than what they can reasonably afford. However, not hiring an attorney may be more expensive in the long run than hiring one is. This is especially true when you hire an attorney who works on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless your claim is successful and your receive a settlement amount, the attorney will not get paid either.
Do I Have to Hire an Attorney?
In Arizona, you are not legally obligated to have an attorney represent you during the claims process. However, if you have been seriously injured, hiring an attorney is the best thing that you can do for your future, and to improve your chances of recovering the full compensation amount that you are entitled to.