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Why Don’t Some People Hire an Attorney After a Collision?

Posted on : July 3, 2020

Motor vehicle accidents can be utterly devastating, particularly when they are very serious in nature. However, some people don’t call a lawyer or file a lawsuit after a car crash. Why not? 

It Takes Too Much Time 

A commonly held myth about personal injury lawsuits is that the majority of them take a long time to resolve, sometimes months or years. Some noteworthy cases do take a while to go through civil court, but most of them can be resolved much faster. Usually, this is the case when working with an attorney who has a great deal of experience.

They’ll Have to Appear In Court 

Another issue that deters people from suing after a vehicle collision is the notion that they’ll have to appear in court or go to trial. This is a misinterpretation, however, and most personal injury lawsuits are resolved via a settlement agreement without ever having to go to court. An attorney can help you stay out of the courtroom while still obtaining the financial compensation you need.

The Expense Is Too High 

Many people believe when they work with a lawyer, they have to start making payments immediately, as soon as the attorney starts on the case. The majority of injury lawyers use a contingency model, however, meaning that fees are not assessed until after and only if the client wins. Then, your lawyer will collect a small percentage of your financial settlement.

They Won’t Get a Settlement If They Were Also At Fault

In some cases, a driver won’t want to pursue a lawsuit if they believe they were at least somewhat at fault for the collision, usually because they think they won’t have a case or get compensation. If you share less than 50% of the fault though, you may still be able to file a claim for partial restitution. 

Don’t Allow Careless Drivers to Hurt You and Get Away With It — Call Now  

If the carelessness of another driver resulted in you or someone you love one been injured in a motor vehicle accident, they shouldn’t get away with it. You deserved fair compensation for both economic and non-economic damages you suffered as a result of the accident and the person at fault should be held accountable. 

At Appalachian Injury Law, we’ll assist you in navigating your collision lawsuit so you can get the fair compensation and justice you deserve. Call now at (800) 393-8595.

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