Do I Need an Attorney for a Car Accident Case?

heavy traffic moving at speed on a highway at sunsetAfter being hurt in a car accident, you may be wondering if you should try to pursue compensation on your own. At Shaw Cowart LLP, our dedicated car accident attorneys can give you peace of mind by managing your claim, preventing errors, and fighting for what is in your best interest.

Ways That a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Your Claim

There are several benefits to hiring a personal injury attorney for your car accident case. In addition to having vast legal knowledge, our attorneys can:

  • Level the playing field: Insurance adjusters are trained to limit or deny the amount of compensation you request. Our experienced lawyers know the strategies used by insurance companies to lessen a claim and will help ensure you don’t take an offer for less than you deserve.
  • Handle all of the details: Car accident claims with injuries can become quite complex. Insurance companies often require a lot of evidence. We can help collect accident reports, medical records, and more to build a strong claim.
  • Prevent errors: Most mistakes made in personal injury claims are small, but they can add up. Having our lawyers manage your case helps prevent errors like missing a deadline or making a statement that the insurance company will use against you.
  • Negotiate on your behalf: Insurance companies may use aggressive tactics to get you to accept a settlement that’s too low. We won’t be intimidated by these tactics and will fight for you.

When You Should Hire a Car Accident Attorney

You should always consider speaking to a lawyer if:

  • The car accident caused serious injuries or a loved one’s death
  • You or your family are emotionally distressed by the injuries
  • Your accident led to a temporary or permanent disability
  • You have missed work days during recovery
  • You don’t know the full extent of your damages
  • You are worried that the insurance company’s settlement offer won’t cover your losses.

In cases like these, our attorneys’ knowledge and experience can help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call Shaw Cowart LLP today at 512-499-8900. Our car accident attorneys in Austin, Texas will take the fight to insurance companies so you can focus on recovery.