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3 Crucial Reasons Why You Need An Auto Accident Attorney

Were you recently in an accident that totaled your vehicle? Are you having trouble working due to a combination of injuries and not having a vehicle that works? Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident is extremely stressful. Even if you only received minimal injuries, the accident can have a lasting impact on your life. Unfortunately, getting money from the insurance company to pay for the damages can seem like an impossible task. Although your friends and family may have suggested that you try to do things on your own, now is a good time to find an attorney to assist you. Some of the best reasons for doing so include:

No money up front: Auto accident attorneys are not like criminal case attorneys or other attorneys that require a substantial deposit, or retainer, up front before agreeing to do any work for you. Instead of being paid out of your own pocket, attorneys that handle auto accident cases will take a percentage of whatever settlement you accept. In most cases, if you don't get a settlement at all for some reason, you'll still owe nothing at all for the work that went into everything. 

Taken more seriously: These days, the best way to get taken seriously by an insurance company is with the assistance of auto accident attorneys. Without an attorney on your side, the insurance company believes that your injuries and damages must not be all that severe. If they're not very severe, you only need minimal compensation. Even if you are taken seriously, the insurance agents are more likely to spend more time and effort on cases where an attorney is involved than on instances where there are no attorneys. This is something that you may already have started to notice on your own.

Avoid signing away rights: In order to receive a settlement check, the insurance company may have a stack of paperwork for you to sign first. Not all of this paperwork is going to be in your best interests. For instance, you may think that you're mostly fine now but there could be a health issue that comes up a few years from now that can be traced to this accident. The paperwork you sign would prevent you from seeking further compensation. Auto accident attorneys can help you to get compensated not just for issues that you're experiencing now but for possible future issues that may arise.

For more information, contact a company like Richards & Minore, P.C..