If you have been involved in an accident it can be difficult to understand what you should do, especially if you have never been in an accident before.

In California, there are hundreds of accidents a day ranging from car accidents to boat accidents and wrongful death cases. But did you know there are circumstances when hiring a personal injury lawyer might not be in your best interest?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is a big decision and there are plenty of situations where you might not need to hire one.

Signs You May Not Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

1. There was no injury. Sometimes after a car accident, for example, there are no injuries but a car was totaled. If there was not an injury there is no need to talk to an accident attorney.

2. The accident was your fault. If you were involved in an accident that you caused and there is clear liability that the accident was your fault.

3. It was a minor injury. If you were involved in an accident that didn’t require hospitalization you may not need to hire an attorney. Typically insurance companies will help settle small cases.

Is It Worth It To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

For minor injury and property damage cases, it may not be worth the cost. However, if you were involved in a serious accident that required significant medical bills you need to at least talk to an attorney.

Typically when medical bills get expensive is when insurance companies start holding onto their wallets with a firm grip. They want to pay the least amount possible for a claim and may not fairly compensate you for your injuries, life long disabilities, lost work, or pain and suffering.

In these situations, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Cases like these are typically undervalued by insurance companies and if you go to court over the matter it will be costly.

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer who has experience in your specific type of injury can maximize the value of your case and help a jury to understand the true pain and suffering you experienced.

Hiring an Injury Lawyer Can Significantly Increase Your Chances of Receiving Bigger Payout

When you work with an attorney who has worked on many of these cases you’re talking to a true expert. In this case, they may be able to significantly increase the value of your case.

No two cases are alike so past results cannot reflect future outcomes from attorneys – but if they have a winning track record it’s a good sign.

GJEL accident attorneys has recovered over $950 Million Dollars for our clients with a 99% success rate. We have been helping injured victims get the compensation they deserve since 1972.

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Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.