You’ve just gotten into an accident and are wondering what to do. Should you consult an attorney? Or is it better to deal with the situation on your own?
If the damage is minor and the accident is unlikely to recur, it is usually best to just move on. For instance, if you are involved in a small car accident, and the insurance company covers all the costs except the deductible, it would not be worth your efforts to file in a Small Claims Court to reclaim the money for the deductible.
However, if the accident is not trivial, the injury is substantial, or property damage is major, it is in your best interest to obtain a lawyer. Large medical fees may not be covered by health insurance. In addition, the accident could prevent you from living your normal lifestyle. From simple hobbies to working, the effects of the incident can interfere greatly. If this is the case, you are entitled to restitution. If the injury is likely to happen again, it is especially important to file a case in order to protect others from sustaining the same damage.
Lawyers generally deal with accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that no fees will be charged up front. Only if the lawyer recovers money for you will a fee be charged, and it will be a percentage of the award. Therefore, one’s financial status does not interfere with their ability to file a case. Some states have laws regarding the maximum percentage a lawyer can charge.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® for a free consultation today by dialing 1-800-275-1729.