Common Myths Victims Believe About Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer

When you get into a car accident and incur damages due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to get compensation. You may be confused about what to do next. Many victims think they may not need a Tucson auto accident attorney and know what they should do next. 

However, not every piece of information you know will be correct. Because of believing wrong information, many victims fail to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. In this blog, we are debunking some of the common myths people believe about hiring a car accident lawyer and car accident claims in general. 

  1. “I do not need a lawyer to file for a car accident claim; my insurance company will guide me.” 

It is a harsh reality that insurance companies are not your friend, nor do they work in their best interest. While it is not a compulsion to have a lawyer, it is advisable not to file for compensation without a lawyer. One of the primary reasons behind this is that you may settle your claim too early before understanding the exact value of your claim. 

  1. “You only need a big firm to fight for your case.” 

Many victims believe that they need a big law firm to make a favorable decision. However, this is not true in most cases. Any lawyer who has good experience and reputation can fight for your rights and help in getting maximum compensation from the insurance company. 

  1. “Lawyers are expensive.” 

One of the common myths includes victims believing that if they hire a lawyer, they will have to spend a lot of money. However, the reality is that many lawyers charge based on contingency fees, meaning you will only pay if they win your case. Additionally, after winning the case, a percentage is decided, which you will have to give to the lawyer. This means you do not have to pay from your pocket. 

  1. “There is too much work involved if I hire a lawyer.” 

In fact, there is too much work involved when you fight for your case alone. A lawyer’s presence will eliminate the hassle of doing all the paperwork, collecting evidence, and negotiating with the insurance company since the lawyer will do everything on your behalf. Moreover, a lawyer will reduce your burden and give you peace of mind by working on getting a fair settlement for you while you take the proper time to recover from your injuries. 

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Michelle Villarreal