No one expects it to happen, but when it does the confusion and fear following a collision are incredibly disorienting, leaving those involved feeling lost and overwhelmed. In the aftermath, it seems that there are so many things to deal with, such as contacting an insurance company and reporting a claim, attending doctor’s appointments, filling out volumes of paperwork, getting your vehicle repaired, finding a replacement vehicle, and so much more. In truth, it is often just too much all at once.
Adding to the strain is having to figure out how to pay for it all as bills pile up. While the idea of adding an attorney your list of things to do might seem unimportant at the time, choosing not to speak to one could end up costing you significantly more in the long run.
When You Can Handle a Car Accident on Your Own
There are some circumstances where a lawyer may not be necessary. For instance, if the crash resulted in no injuries, only minor property damage, and there are no complex extenuating circumstances then you are likely able to move forward without an attorney.
It’s worth noting that while NG Law doesn’t take on property damage-only cases, we are more than willing to refer you to reputable attorneys in the area who specialize in these cases.
If Anyone is Injured, You Need an Attorney
If there are any injuries – whether it’s you or a passenger in your vehicle – having an attorney on your side to help tell your story of how these injuries have impacted your life and the lives of those around you is extremely important. You can bet that insurance companies will have claims adjustors who can speak to attorneys on the other side, so why should you forego one for yourself?
And what are injuries? Injuries can be physical–e.g. broken bones, sprains, strains, injured discs, cuts–and they can be mental–e.g. concussion, emotional injuries such post-traumatic stress disorder–to name but a few. Regardless of your injury, having someone on your side who is willing to listen to how that injury is affecting you is the most important thing.
An Attorney Gives You Separation From the Trauma
Beyond the legal complexities, managing a personal injury case is an emotional undertaking. Imagine having to constantly relive the event that caused the injuries when speaking with an adjustor weekly, or having to deal with what insurance coverage is responsible first and which one is second, or simply having to gather your own medical records. Recounting and reliving the traumatic event repeatedly is not something most car accident victims want to deal with.
Hiring an attorney grants you the much-needed separation from the trauma of the accident. It allows you to concentrate on your physical healing, while the attorney shoulders the responsibility of gathering the information necessary to tell your story and advocating for your financial recovery.
NG Law is Your Washington Personal Injury Attorney
At NG Law, we recognize the numerous challenges accident survivors face. Here, your story matters. Our commitment is to secure the justice you rightfully deserve. If you’ve been involved in a car accident on the Long Beach Peninsula, contact NG Law immediately and get your case started.