A car wreck is an unexpected event that can completely change your life, other times the car wreck is a small fender bender that you can get resolved yourself.  I want to cover on when you may and when you may not need an attorney for your personal injury car wreck case. No matter how small or serious the wreck is, it always takes a while before you can go back to the way your life was before the car wreck. 

How Do I Know If I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident? 

Some situations where we would recommend people to call a lawyer would be:

  • If you are hit by a drunk driver
  • If you are hit by an 18-wheeler,
  • If for some reason you see that the other party was on their phone
  • You are seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else resulting in a car wreck
  • When there's death involved

Anything that involves a distracted driver, you are going to want to get an attorney to make sure that records and cell phones are preserved because the data and those messages can quickly be deleted if they already haven't by the time you talk to an attorney. That's a big case nowadays, with all the awareness on distracted driving that we see, that you are going to want an attorney.

We are not talking about fender benders or minimal damage cases. On those, we've got a free consumer guide that you can order, that will help walk you through how to resolve smaller cases on your own, you don't generally need an attorney for those. However, when you have a serious injury case, involving a car wreck, you are definitely going to want an attorney to help you deal with the insurance company, deal with the medical providers, all the bills coming in the door, and who you have to pay back as part of the subrogation interest.

I Was Involved In A Multiple Vehicle Pile-Up, What Should I Do?

The other situation when you will want to contact an attorney is if there's a more than one car pileup. For example, we got a case where there were eight vehicles involved. In those situations, you are going to want to talk to an attorney to help you guide you through all those processes, and situations that they are going to arise. They are going to come up pretty early in the case, meaning it's not going to be a while before you start hearing from the companies and the risk management groups and the insurance companies.

I Was In A Truck Wreck, What Now? 

On a truck wreck case, the reason you are going to want an attorney is there's a lot of key pieces of evidence that are so paramount to that case, that happen right at the scene. That will maybe not be there later on by the time you get around to getting an attorney. Injuries are definitely significant in a trucking case, so you are generally not going to be able to focus on preserving that evidence at the scene, such as skid marks, taking photographs of the cars. If there's construction around, that exact road may not be there a couple of months down the road or even a year down the road; we've seen in Texas. There's a lot of evidence at the scene and there's a lot of evidence at the trucking company, that you are going to want a preservation letter by an attorney, to go out to them.

What Happens When There's A Death Involved In A Car Wreck? 

Whenever there's a wrongful death involved in a car wreck, there's a lot of situations that take place afterward. 

That really when you need a lawyer to help guide you through the following:

  • There are the probate situations;
  • Who has a claim
  • Who doesn't have a claim
  • What happens to the estate?
  • What happens to the medical bills?
  • Who do you actually have to pay back and who doesn't have to get paid back?
  • Who can actually sign on the behalf of the deceased?

There's a lot of questions that even start from the point of a wrongful death claim. If there's a death involved, it was a pretty serious wreck and that's another situation where you are going to want an attorney. 

What Can The Button Law Firm Do To Help? 

Those are different situations that you are going to want an attorney on a personal injury car wreck claim, and also when involved in a wrongful death. That is when you are going to want to reach out to an attorney right away, and make sure that you are fully informed, so you can make great decisions for your case, and your family.

If you have any questions at all, you can go to our website at buttonlawfirm.com. We have a lot of great, free information for you, and your family to read. You can download our books and all our consumer guides for free. You can also reach out to us at 214 888 2216 or fill out our Contact Us form. We are here to help provide you with great information, so you can make the proper decision for your family.


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