Do I Need A Lawyer for My Virginia Car Accident?
A: The simple answer is “no,” but you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with the other insurance company for a small settlement. If you agree to a settlement and sign the release papers, you cannot change your mind or come back for another settlement at a later date. It is important to have an attorney review all of the paperwork before you sign them, and to assist you in obtaining the best settlement.
Also, there are strict time limitations involved in making these types of claims. Although you may decide to settle a claim on your own, studies have shown that injured persons usually receive a greater recovery when they have an attorney, even after paying the attorney fees and costs.
If you’d like to speak with one of our Virginia car accident lawyers, contact us today for a free consultation. Still not sure? Get a copy of our free Virginia car accident book for information on dealing with insurance adjusters and more.