If a Crash is My Fault, Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If a crash is my fault, do I need a personal injury lawyer?
Oftentimes we’ll get calls from clients where they were the driver in a vehicle that resulted in a crash and were injured as result. Other times, the crash resulted in the injury or death of a passenger. The question that client has is, what should I do? Should I hire a lawyer to represent me? And should that lawyer specialize in personal injury?
Our response to them is to call us. Allow us to investigate the crash. Even if you were issued a citation for being at fault, there may have been something more that happened that either caused this crash, the injuries or the death to not be your fault. For example, if a seat belt didn’t work properly or an airbag didn’t work properly, even though you may have caused the crash, it’s really a defect with the product that caused the injuries. That is why it’s critical for clients, particularly in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, to contact our firm to make sure that we can conduct a full investigation to help them know the truth about what really happened.
If you or someone you know has been catastrophically injured as a result of an auto accident, please let us help you. Contact us today.
Lance: You are absolutely right about clients who may have caused the wreck needing expert PI representation for the reasons you mentioned. Also, even if they are actually responsible they need an expert PI lawyer experienced with insurance matters to be their personal attorney to be sure that they are treated properly by their own insurance carrier and the defense lawyer hired by their liability insurer. Often the defense lawyer treats the insurer as the real client, not the insured. This is a common problem as you well know and can result in the insurer and the defense lawyer throwing the insured under the bus by risking the individual assets of the insured by not making a good faith offer and then trying–and losing–the case with devastating results to the insured. Best, Ron