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Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

February 5, 2023
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If you sustain injuries from an accident, you may be wondering: do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

It depends.

There are certainly cases in which hiring a personal injury lawyer would be unnecessary.

For example, if you:

  • Sustained very minor injuries in a low-speed car accident; and
  • The other driver’s insurance company is willing to offer you fair compensation for your damages.

Still, while an accident attorney may not always be necessary, there are many circumstances in which not hiring an accident lawyer would be a huge mistake. If you are unsure whether you should get an attorney, take a look at the following list of the four most common signs that you need to hire a personal injury attorney.

We can help. At Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conaway, P.C., we provide injured victims with aggressive legal representation. Equally important, our law firm is passionate about getting full financial compensation for our clients.

Four Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

You Sustained Major Financial Losses

If you sustained significant damages in your accident, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. In general, insurance companies put tremendous amounts of resources into reducing the value of personal injury settlement offers. Your lawyer will make sure that you are able to maximize your compensation.

You Have a Long-Term Injury or Pain and Suffering

Injured victims should also always hire a personal injury attorney if they have complex damages. Keep in mind that certain types of personal injury damages are inherently difficult to value. If you will need long-term medical care, or you suffered an intangible loss such as pain and suffering or disfigurement, you need an attorney.

There is a Dispute Over Liability in Your Case

The overwhelming majority of personal injury claims fall under state law. In both Texas and New Mexico, injured victims are generally required to prove negligence to receive compensation. If there is a dispute over liability in your case, meaning the defendant or their insurance company is denying liability, you need to contact a personal injury attorney immediately.

The Insurance Company Refuses to Treat You Fairly

Injured victims deserve fair treatment in the insurance claims process. While insurers have a legal obligation to handle all claims in good faith, they do not always live up to that duty. If you believe that your insurance company or a third-party insurance company is not treating you well, you should speak to a personal injury attorney right away.

Were You Injured in an Accident in New Mexico or West Texas?

If you or a family member was hurt due to the negligence of another party, please do not hesitate to contact our accident lawyers today for a free case evaluation. From our primary office in Albuquerque, we represent injured victims in New Mexico and West Texas, including in Hobbs, Las Cruces, Odessa, Lubbock, and El Paso.

Contact us today for a free evaluation.

Related pages:

Filing a Lawsuit for a Catastrophic Personal Injury
Guide to the Texas Personal Injury Statute of Limitations