When Do You Need to Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

Posted - February 26, 2021
Two men arguing after a car accident on the road

Whether you should hire a car accident lawyer depends on the nature of the accident and what your injuries are. Attorneys are here to help people, not to make things more complicated than what they need to be.

If you were not injured in the accident, then you likely only have a claim for the property damage to your car. Usually the damage to your vehicle, be it a total loss or just a repair, can be negotiated between you and the insurance company without a need to bring in an attorney.

Most property damage issues can be resolved fairly easily and quickly without the need for an attorney.

How Much do Car Accident Attorneys Cost?

Most car accident attorneys charge a percentage of the total recovery as the fee, with the industry standard being about 1/3rd of the total. These fees usually go up if an attorney must litigate your case. At our firm we pride ourselves in not only helping people who need legal representation, but also advising when we believe an attorney is not necessary. If you have very minor issues that do not require ongoing medical treatment it is unlikely that hiring an attorney will be beneficial to you.

Sometimes this is not always the case. If you went to the hospital after a car accident and were stuck with a large bill from the hospital, despite having health insurance, it is advisable to contact an attorney. When you are injured in a car accident your own insurance will frequently deny any claim to pay the bill. The reason for this is because the wrongdoer and their insurance company bear the responsibility to pay your bills and to make you whole.

All too frequently when an injured party is admitted to the hospital due to a car accident the hospitals will take advantage of receiving a higher pay for their services. Frequently these hospitals will bill you at a much higher rate than what the hospital would accept from your own health insurance. Hospitals will even go so far as to file public liens against you for the hospital bill.

If this has happened to you or a loved one you should contact an attorney to know your rights.

Contact the Car Wreck Lawyers at the Genthe Law Firm

When you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, or you missed significant time from work, you should hire an attorney to protect your rights.

At the Genthe Law Firm we will make sure that your interests are protected from the beginning of your claim all the way through the final stages of recovery. It is daunting task, if not nearly impossible, for victims to deal with injuries, medical treatment, family, and the insurance companies all at once.

Our consultations are free and we require no fee to meet with one of our attorneys. We put in the time to investigate your claim and determine the plan for moving forward with your claim against the wrongdoer and their insurance company. If you or a loved one would like to speak with an experienced Texas car accident attorney, contact us now.