When Should You “Lawyer Up” Following a Car Wreck?
Many car wreck victims wonder what the answer to this question is and many hope that hiring a lawyer is not necessary. If you have an injury or you feel you might, hiring a lawyer is necessary.
The Hiring of Lawyer Should be Done as Soon as Possible.
The biggest reason you should hire a lawyer as soon as possible if you have a potential injury is that the insurance company for the at-fault driver will be very aggressive in handling you after a wreck and they will be pushing you to settle and to give statements that will hurt your case. For this reason alone, you should have a lawyer on your side at the outset to make sure the insurance company adjusters do not take advantage of your unfamiliarity with the process.
Remembers lawyers handling Florida car wreck cases, almost always work on a contingency basis which means you do not OWE the lawyer anything for their work UNTIL and UNLESS the lawyer gets a monetary recovery for your injury case.
Why Should You Hire a Lawyer Immediately After a Wreck?
Many times when asked by potential car wreck injury clients why they should hire a lawyer immediately after a wreck? We respond by saying, there is no downside since it does not cost you anything at all unless you actually get a recovery, so it can only help you.
2 MILLION – AROUND 2 MILLION DRIVERS IN CAR ACCIDENT IN THE U.S. EXPERIENCE PERMANENT INJURIES EVERY YEAR
Hire a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
We always also use this discussion to remind potential clients that they shouldn’t just hire any lawyer. Not all lawyers are equal in training and qualifications. The Florida Bar allows for lawyers that work on car wreck cases to become specialists in the civil trial but only one percent of Florida lawyers have this certification.
So, we typically inform potential clients when they are asking whether or when is a lawyer is necessary after a wreck, we remind them that only a board-certified civil trial lawyer is a specialist in this area of the law and since all charge, the same no fee no cost unless you win, make sure to hire one.
Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.
If you’ve been the victim of an auto accident, it’s important that you don’t make any rash decisions. Instead, follow the car wreck checklist and put yourself in the best possible position to receive the justice you deserve. It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and we want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.
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