Being in a car accident is often scary and unsettling, whether a minor fender-bender that doesn’t result in any serious injuries or a major crash that leaves you seriously incapacitated. But while all types of car accidents can be emotional, some car accidents result in much greater damages and losses than do others.

At the law offices of Henness & Haight, we know that you have a lot of questions after a crash, especially a serious crash. One of those questions may very well be in regards to whether or not you need legal representation as you navigate the car accident process. If you’re on the fence about hiring an attorney for car accident claim guidance, here’s what you should know:

Signs that You Need an Attorney for Car Accident Claims After a Crash

Whether or not you need a lawyer after a car accident depends on a number of different factors. Here are a few signs that working with a car accident attorney is probably a good idea, and likely something that will improve the outcome of your claim:

  • You’ve been seriously injured. If you have been seriously injured in the crash, or if a family member died in the crash, then yes – you should absolutely work with an attorney. This is because the losses that are associated with your claim (e.g. the value of your medical expenses) will likely be very significant. If you don’t work with a lawyer, you may be offered a settlement that is far less than what you deserve, and which fails to compensate you for the full value of your losses.
  • Your injuries prevent you from working. Even if your injuries aren’t so severe that you’ll be permanently disabled, if you currently cannot work and are requiring ongoing care because of your injuries related to your car accident, you should call a lawyer. If y