What are some signs that I need a lawyer after an accident?

You may not require legal help after a minor accident that doesn’t result in significant injuries or property damage. However, you put yourself at significant financial risk if you don’t consult with a lawyer when you need one after an accident.

Six Signs You Should Call a Lawyer

You should contact an Iowa personal injury lawyer for a free consultation if:

  • You are seriously hurt. If, for example, you require hospitalization, surgery, or ongoing medical appointments, then you should speak with a lawyer
  • You can’t work because of your injuries. If you lost some or all of your income or your ability to earn future income because of your injuries, then a lawyer may be able to help you with your recovery.
  • Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash. Multiple vehicle accidents are often complicated. A lawyer can investigate the wreck to determine who was at fault and protect your rights even if multiple drivers share liability for the crash.
  • You were partly at fault for the accident. Whether you were partially at fault for a car crash, a slip and fall, or another type of accident, you may still be able to recover damages in an Iowa personal injury case. However, the amount of fault attributable to you will affect your financial recovery.
  • There is a mistake in the police report. An accurate assessment of what happened is essential to your recovery. A lawyer can investigate and present accurate facts to the insurance company or the court.
  • The insurance company is not treating you fairly. Insurers want to make money by paying you as little as possible for your claim. An attorney can make sure that you are treated fairly.

Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Risk-Free Anytime

While the six situations described above should encourage you to contact an attorney, you don’t need to be in one of these situations to call a lawyer. You can reach out to our experienced legal team at any time for a free consultation. We would be happy to review your accident case and provide you with an honest assessment about whether we can help you. Call us or fill out our online contact form to learn more.


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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.