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Can I Afford a Car Wreck Attorney?

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 7th, 2010

If you’ve been in a Dallas car accident, you should explore your legal options. There are several different ways that you can get representation for such claims. While lawyers are usually thought of as being very expensive professionals—and this is true, to an extent—there are some that you can hire whether or not you have any money at all. This arrangement is called a contingency. The contingency part of the arrangement covers compensation. The lawyer only gets paid if they manage to win your case or an appropriate settlement.

Legal fees can be intimidating, but it’s important to consider the costs of being in a car wreck when calculating the total expenses. Your property is likely going to be damaged and you may have injuries to your body, as well. In some cases, these injuries may be long-term and may cause problems with work and your life in general. A car wreck attorney is a specialist who works with these claims. They can help you arrive at an appropriate dollar figure to cover your pain and suffering, as well as your expenses, and help you to seek that compensation in court.

An accident personal injury claim may or may not go to court. In some cases, a settlement may be offered outside of court. Your attorney will make sure that this settlement is realistic and that you’re being offered enough to cover your expenses. If the case works out this way, you don’t have to go to court and the case ends as soon as you receive your check. In cases where the other driver, or a company, is clearly at fault, you may be offered a settlement without even asking. Always ask an attorney if it’s a good idea to take it.

Even if you’re in a big rig crash, you can seek out one of these professionals. They deal with all types of cases, whether it’s two compact cars slamming into each other or a big rig causing horrendous damage to several different drivers and their vehicles. Don’t be hasty to accept a settlement check. If someone is offering you money right away, it might be because they’re afraid you’re going to get a lawyer and get the compensation you actually deserve, which may be much higher than what they offer to you initially to keep you from filing a case.