When to Contact a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Car crashes are painful and difficult to overcome, and worse, they can be confusing. Making a mistake after a car accident could cost you your chance to recover the compensation you deserve, leaving you with all the costs and pain you’re experiencing now.

You need help protecting your claim, but many people aren’t sure when to contact a lawyer after a car accident. If you’re not sure what to do or whether you’re getting the care you need, reach out for help from the Henry Dailey Law Firm. Our lawyers will guide you through the claim process so you can rest easy and know that someone with experience is fighting for the compensation you need.  

When You Think Your Settlement Is Too Low

Immediately after an auto wreck, you’ll need to show that you weren’t at fault for the accident and that the other person was. Once you’ve filed your claim with the insurance company and explained what happened, the insurer will investigate your accident. From there, it’ll make a settlement offer.

First, remember that you don’t have to take this offer right away. Taking the offer may bar you from further recovery, and if it doesn’t seem like enough, you may need to fight for more.

If you’re not sure they’re offering you a large enough settlement, you may need the help of an Alabama car crash lawyer. An insurance settlement is meant to cover your expenses after an accident, but it can be nearly impossible to calculate what you’re owed without help. Speak to a lawyer for help calculating the value of your claim.  

When the Insurance Company Refuses to Settle

In some cases, the insurance company may use unfair tactics to avoid giving you the settlement you deserve. This might include refusing to answer you at all or responding so slowly that it pushes you closer to your deadline to file, making you more desperate to take the eventual settlement offer.

If you suspect that the insurance company will refuse to settle, you may need legal help. It’s tough to file a car wreck claim alone. With the right attorney on your side, you can get a better settlement or court verdict.  

When You’re Ready to File Your Claim

If you’re having any trouble with your car accident claim, contact a lawyer at the Henry Dailey Law Firm. You’ll need help ensuring that your settlement meets your needs after a crash, and an attorney can fight for every dollar you’re entitled to.

If you’re not sure when to contact a lawyer after a car accident, our attorneys can discuss your case and how we can help. Start with a free case review. Schedule your free consultation by calling 205-995-2412 or completing the online contact form below.