When Do I Hire an Attorney after a Car Accident?
The number one thing you should do after a car accident is to seek medical treatment. For us, the most important thing is focusing on your recovery and your future; this informs everything that we do, so we hope that you’ll prioritize it too. Sometimes you can seek medical treatment as quickly as immediately at the scene by taking advantage of emergency medical services; sometimes it's later that night or even a day or two down the road. Taking care of yourself and your physical well-being is priority number one, and you shouldn’t feel rushed to set up meetings or start worrying about legal matters right away. Don’t think about any of that until you've had time to calm down from the accident, and after you've been evaluated and seen by medical professionals. Once all that is done and you’re in a stable physical condition, then that might be the appropriate time to sit and consider, "Do I need an attorney?" And if you think you might, you can consider also what type of attorney would be best for your situation.
When you look for an attorney to represent you after a car accident, the first and most important thing you want to know is the type of attorney you need. Many law firms offer general legal help, and that’s fine. That’s what some people are looking for, what works for them. But in your situation, if what you’re looking for is someone who will be your champion, someone who will take this burden off your shoulders and see that you get the best compensation possible, you need a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney is someone who has specialized in helping the victims of negligence or intentional tort recover, physically and financially, while holding the wrongdoer responsible for their actions. Whether you were injured in a simple collision resulting from negligence on the other driver’s part, you suffered a vehicle malfunction, or if you were the victim of a drunk driver, we have spent years honing skills in cases just like yours, and we have a proven track record of success.
Once you’ve decided that you want quality representation, that's when you should pick up the phone and call us. We'll give you free consultations over the phone so you don’t have to go to the trouble of coming into the office. We do encourage you to come and sit down with us and let us talk you through the process. Automobile cases are somewhat unique. The rules that apply there don't always apply in other contexts, and vice versa. So it's critical that from day one, you understand what the path of your case might look like. The best way to do that is to let somebody who's experienced and knowledgeable specifically in the realm of car accidents explain that to you, to give you that piece of mind. That's what we do here at Fischer Redavid. So give us a call, and see what we can do to help you.