When Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Our Green Bay auto accident lawyers receive many calls from people who have just been in an accident. Invariably, they ask us whether they have a claim. It is difficult to tell what sort of claim someone has so early on in a case.
Frequently a caller will tell us, “well, let’s wait to see if I have a claim, and then I will call you back.” In fact, some law firms even tell the caller the same thing: “Why don’t you see how you do and call us when you think you have a claim.”
Why wait? We can help now.
There is so much work to do at the beginning of a case, and clients who wait to hire a lawyer are doing all of that work on their own. Since the attorney will ultimately charge a contingency fee, it only makes sense to put an attorney to work for you right from the beginning. A client will receive significantly more value hiring an attorney early.
It is also important to recognize that the best cases are made early. There are witnesses to identify, statements to collect, and photographs to secure. A client needs to understand the importance of proper communication with their doctors, and the need for medical staff to properly document the nature and severity of the injuries. A client will need help processing the medical bills, and ensuring they get to the correct insurer. An attorney can protect a client from harassing or deceptive communication from the insurer. An attorney’s value at the beginning of a case is hard to understate.
At Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver first class client service. From the day of your accident until you are released from your doctor’s care, we pay attention to every detail of your claim so you don’t have to. We take away your stress so you can focus on your health. If you’ve been in a car accident, call us. We can help.