An attorney is not needed for every case involving a car accident or personal injury. For example, you may not need to hire a personal injury attorney if there is little or no property damage to your car, if your injuries are very minor, and you did not lose any income after a car accident.
Why not? If your damages are small, you may be left with very little to pay your medical bills after the attorney fee and costs are deducted. This would not be fair to you. Even if you do not hire a personal injury attorney, you should still consider seeking a free consultation from an injury attorney so that offer an initial evaluation for your case.
However, Missourians and Kansans who have serious injuries or significant damages should strongly consider hiring an attorney to represent them.
Legal representation will ensure they receive a fair valuation of their claim by the insurance company.
The circumstances where an attorney will clearly be needed are outlined in one of our prior blog posts. In short, if you can answer YES to each of the below questions, then you likely would benefit from hiring an attorney. We would encourage you to call us for a free, confidential consultation:
5 Questions to Determine if You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
- Do you have total expected medical bills and/or lost wages (not just out-of-pocket expenses) of at least $3,000?
- Was the accident the fault of someone else?
- Is there visible damage to your car?
- Did you get prompt medical treatment after the accident?
- Are you following the recommended treatment of your doctor?
Again, if you answered YES to each of these questions, please call us at 816-203-0143, or fill out the contact form below for a free, confidential case evaluation. Our Kansas City personal injury attorney would be happy to answer your questions and help you make the right decision for your injury claim.
There is no obligation to hire our firm, and the consultation will even help you determine how to hire the best Kansas City personal injury attorney for your case, and what you need to do next to protect your rights and maximize your recovery in your injury case.
You can also find out more information about how to hire an injury attorney and accident claims in Missouri and Kansas by downloading a free copy of my book, Crash Course, from our website. No matter what you do, you should take action soon as there are deadlines that can bar your claim if you do not act soon enough.