6 Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney On Your Side

Albuquerque Personal Injury AttorneyAfter a car accident, it would be anyone’s hope to just experience minimal damage, exchange insurance information, talk to the police, and get it over with as quickly and painlessly as possible. However, all too often, car accident victims spend significant time filling out paperwork, making statements, pulling evidence together, and more. All of this is time away from your family, work, and leisure. Who has time for all this? A personal injury attorney can prove very helpful in managing all these accident details for you.

Even if you do have minimal damage to your vehicle, and you are unhurt, you may be ok with not consulting with an accident lawyer. Be forewarned, however, that in the vast majority of cases, pain and stiffness from injuries reveal themselves days after the accident. Here are 6 reasons that should make you seriously rethink your situation and act quickly to consult with an Albuquerque personal injury attorney.

1.There’s been a serious injury or death. Whether it’s you, a passenger, victims in the other vehicles, or pedestrians –if anyone is injured –you absolutely need to protect your interests by getting an attorney on your side.

2.You’re likely to miss significant work time. If you know chances are strong that you will miss work because of the consequences of an accident, you need an attorney. The attorney may be able to present a claim for you against those responsible for your injuries, and help you recover lost wages.

3.The accident happened in a construction area. Construction area accidents are often quite complicated. An accident lawyer can help protect you by thoroughly investigating the area. The construction company may have overlooked how they set up an intersection, for example, or erroneously left a hazardous area unmarked.

4.The report doesn’t add up. If you get a copy of the police report and notice errors, or statements you feel are incorrect, an accident attorney can help protect your interests against other parties involved.

5.Insurance companies are being obstinate. This, unfortunately, is quite typical — on both sides. If your agent seems more concerned about his company’s bottom line and less concerned with paying damages, an attorney can help. Let your personal injury attorney negotiate with an insurer and fill out the necessary paperwork so as to maximize what you receive. On the other hand, if the at-fault insurer is hesitating, your attorney can help fight battles against insurers who refuse to pay because of technicalities, like certain medical bills.

6.You’re unsure what you deserve. You may be unsure what you deserve, but your personal injury attorney won’t be. They may be able to find additional sources of recovery to which you were not privy to. Your attorney can also help protect you by addressing any other claims prior to settlement so you’re not left owing any money once the case is settled. Further, if the insurance company refused to offer you a fair settlement, an attorney can take the insurance company to court to get you what you deserve. After all, when you’re the victim of negligence, isn’t that what it’s all about?

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident in New Mexico through no fault of your own, you need to contact the Atkinson Law Firm in Albuquerque for your free consultation!

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