Do I need a personal injury lawyer?
Many people all around St. Louis who have recently been in auto accidents, slipped, fell, and hurt themselves, or any other kind of personal injury situation have asked themselves: do I really need to hire a personal injury lawyer? They may think that they can’t afford to hire an attorney, or that if they do the cost of working with a lawyer will outweigh its benefits. You also might think that you’re an intelligent person and that you can easily take on insurance companies. It could also be that you do not think your accident was all that severe, and that pursuing a personal injury claim is not very worthwhile.
The experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Combs Law Group is here to answer all your questions regarding whether or not you need a personal injury lawyer. Our firm is ready to listen to your concerns and recommend the best way forward for your St. Louis personal injury situation. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation
How An Attorney Can Help Your Case
Our firm will be the first ones to admit that, in a number of situations, you can deal with insurance companies quite well without having to consult an attorney. Many smaller cases–fender-benders, car accidents where most damage was minor or cosmetic, or accidents where injuries were limited to bumps and bruises–are ones where a personal injury lawyer is usually not needed.
However, if any of the following circumstances applies to your case, an experienced personal injury attorney can be the difference between you getting the restitution you deserve and you potentially getting nothing at all:
- You suffered serious or disabling injuries as a result of your accident
- Insurance companies involved are denying, delaying, or low-balling your claim
- Multiple parties were involved in your accident
- Your vehicle sustained extensive damage or was totaled
- It is unclear who was at fault for your accident, and/or to what degree