If there’s no police report your case becomes a little more complex than it otherwise would. On the other hand, we handle lots of cases where there’s no police report. I would say 10-15 percent of our cases there’s no…
A lot of people ask, “Do I even need a lawyer for my accident case?” Very often, the answer is no. If you’re wondering whether you need a lawyer, feel free to call here – feel free to call any lawyer, and we’ll help you to think it through.
As a general answer, for a lot of smaller cases, you probably don’t need a lawyer.
The larger the case, the bigger the injuries, the more damaging it is to your work life, your body, the more medical bills there are, the more likely it is that you do need a lawyer. Smaller amounts of money, there’s a good chance the insurance company will be forthcoming. When you get into a case where (the insurance company is) looking at having to really pay out a significant amount of money, you will typically find that the adjuster you’re talking to doesn’t even have the authority to pay anywhere near what the case is worth.
But, what I always suggest is just give us a call. If we think you need a lawyer, we’ll tell you why. If we think you don’t need a lawyer, we’ll tell you why, and then you can make your own decision with some additional information from us.