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Why Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?

by | Sep 16, 2020 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury |

After a car accident, you may have the urge to move forward with your life and put the whole affair behind you. While we understand this desire, we also understand how medical bills and other expenses can make moving forward all but impossible. You may also be overwhelmed with handling your property damage, missed work, obtaining a rental vehicle, etc. Our office is happy to handle all aspects of your accident claim so you can simply concentrate on getting the medical attention you may need. If you were in an accident that was not your fault, you should not have to face the consequences alone. Sette & Parnoff, PC is here to help you hold the at-fault parties accountable and secure the resources you need to recover, so you can put this part of your life behind you, once and for all.

Why hire an attorney after a car accident? Because an attorney can help you move on, secure your future, and even protect others from similar accidents.

Understanding Damages

When you hire an attorney after an auto accident, they will usually help you pursue damages. Damages refer to all the economic and non-economic expenses associated with your accident. This can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Missed work
  • Property damage
  • Future medical costs
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Changes to your quality of life
  • And more

In certain cases, you may also be entitled to punitive or exemplary damages. These damages help punish the wrongdoer and make an example of them, so no one has to go through what you went through.

Protecting others is another reason people hire attorneys after serious car crashes.

Do I Need an Attorney After Every Car Accident?

Fortunately, not all car accidents warrant legal action. If you get into a “fender bender,” for example, you may be able to resolve your property damage claim with insurance companies alone. That being said, there is no such thing as a “minor” car accident, and if you are injured in any way, you need to seek medical attention and consider calling an attorney.

Even low-speed crashes can have a huge impact on your body and mind. When you get hurt or lose a loved one in a car accident, it is time to call a lawyer.

Our firm is here for you at 203-490-4155.

Isn’t Hiring a Lawyer Expensive?

When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, hiring a lawyer should not be expensive. In fact, most personal injury attorneys work on contingent fees. This means that you will not owe your lawyer any legal fees unless and until you win your case.

At Sette & Parnoff, PC, we have a “no recovery, no fee” contingent fee policy. We will accept a fixed percentage of your final recovery, but we will not charge you anything outside of that.

If you don’t win, we don’t get paid. This makes hiring an attorney affordable for everyone, so you can negotiate with big insurance companies without breaking the bank.

We also offer all our clients free consultations, so you can get to know us in a risk-free environment.

Contact us online to schedule yours today.