Car Accident Lawyers

Car accidents can be minor fender benders or more serious, involving significant injury or death. Minor accidents may be easily negotiated with the insurance company while more severe car accidents will require legal help from a car accident lawyer.

What does a car accident lawyer do?

Car accident attorneys will evaluate your claim, deal with the insurance company, review police reports, gather evidence, and ensure you get the medical treatment you need. Attorneys work with you to make sure you avoid many of the common mistakes that can limit your payout.

Ultimately, our goal is to help you get the highest payout possible for your car accident injuries.

Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer

Car accident attorneys have years of experience handling car accident cases and can help you get the car accident settlement you deserve.

When selecting an accident lawyer to handle your case, you should gather as much information and details about the car accident as possible. Write down questions that you would like to ask and make an appointment for a free consultation.

Note: An attorney-client relationship is not formed when calling the number on this site or by filling out a form. By submitting your information, you are not entering into a contract with Stanley & Associates, or its attorneys, nor does the firm promise to accept your case or guarantee any result as it pertains to the outcome of your case.

When to Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

How do you know if you should hire a car accident lawyer? If you have severe car accident injuries, if the insurance company is not willing to negotiate a fair settlement, or if your injuries exceeds the insurance settlement, contact a car accident lawyer.

Hiring a car accident attorney often increases your chances of receiving a larger settlement for your injuries and they may be able to help under the following conditions:

  • Serious Injuries – You have sustained serious injuries which will require significant time to heal. These injuries can include broken bones or back injuries and may cause permanent injuries that result in extensive medical costs and lost wages.
  • Contested Claims – If you need help proving the other driver caused the accident, a car accident lawyer can help. This is especially important if the case has been taken to court and state laws bar you from receiving compensation if you are found even partly to blame for the car accident.
  • Limited Time to Fight Your Claim – As soon as you’ve been injured in a car accident, the clock on your legal right to compensation begins. Claimants who do not have the time to dedicate to learning the legal process may choose to hire a car accident lawyer.
  • Insurance Settlement Offer Is Too Low – If you think the offer is too low or it is not enough to cover your losses, a car accident lawyer can review the claim and determine if it is high enough.
  • Expensive Medical Costs – If the insurance company isn’t considering your incurred medical costs or future pain and suffering, you should immediately seek counsel with an experienced car accident lawyer.

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What questions should I ask when speaking with an attorney?

It is hard to know where to begin after a potentially life altering accident. For attorneys, the answer is simple since their experience has prepared them to handle these difficult circumstances. Here are some questions you should ask when selecting an attorney:

  • How much are the attorneys fees? or How much will this cost?
    Many car accident attorneys take no payment up front in exchange for a percentage of the award at the end. Most cases will settle without a trial. Keep in mind that attorney fees and costs may go up if a trial is warranted to cover the costs of a trial lawyer, court fees and expenses.
  • What other fees have to be paid in addition to the contingency fee?
    There may be additional fees on top of the attorney’s contingency fee which will also be paid from the award. This may include administrative fees and repayment of expenses the attorney paid out of pocket to advance your case or preserve evidence.
  • What aspects of the car accident will the attorney or law firm handle?
    Make sure you understand exactly what your attorney will be representing you for. Typically, car accident attorneys only represent claimants only for their bodily injuries.
  • How long will the car accident claim take?
    With the right information, an experienced attorney can approximate how long it may take for your case to finish.
  • How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
    Many states have limitations on how long after an accident a person can file a lawsuit. For example, in Texas, an attorney will need to file a lawsuit in court within 2 years of the date of the incident to protect your claim against a negligent party.
  • What are the types of damages or compensation can I expect?
    Experienced car accident lawyers will base their evaluation on your injuries, pain, suffering and other damages caused by the at-fault motorist.
  • Do I have a car accident case?
    Just because you were in a car accident, doesn’t mean you have a case. The attorney will need to determine who or if anyone is at fault, if there is enough evidence, and if there are enough damages among many other factors.
  • Is it better to settle my claim or should I go to court?
    Settlement offers should be reviewed with a car accident lawyer. They will evaluate the offer and outline the benefits of accepting the settlement. Accepting a settlement offer will eliminate any opportunity for additional compensation.