Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?-  Kelly Law Team

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?- Kelly Law Team

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– We’re with John Kelly, John Kelly’s a personal injury
attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, and he’s agreed to answer
some online questions for us. A specific question was, “John, do I need to hire a
lawyer after a car accident?” – Thank you Ryan
for the question. You know, there’s a good reason
that people need to at least call an attorney
up and talk to them about their accident. You know, any time
someone’s in an accident, they’re stressed out, they
are injured, potentially, they have medical expenses, they have doctor’s appointments, and, to worry about the legal
aspect of making a claim is not necessarily on
the top of their list, but, to be honest,
sometimes it should be. And attorneys, you know,
if you get a good attorney, they’re not gonna
be pressuring you, they’re not gonna make
you come in immediately, they’re not gonna tell you
that you have to sign away your potential settlement. They’re gonna sit down
with you and tell you, “Here’s what you’re
facing, here’s some ideas of what you might want
to do moving forward.” For most personal
injury attorneys, that initial consultation, completely free, don’t have to worry about
putting down money for that. So it’s no pressure. You come in, you
speak to an attorney, sits down with you and
makes you feel comfortable, and talks you and walks
you through the process, and tells you what you need
to know, moving forward. Now, most attorneys
will tell you, “Look, there is a lot of
hiccups that come with these kind of cases,
you may wanna consider hiring an attorney, because
these insurance companies aren’t necessarily
your best friend. They may want to get a
statement from you right away, they may want to try
to settle your claim as soon as possible, and
send you a check and say, “Look, sign off on
your settlement,” before you even know
what your injuries are, so that’s, you know,
a dangerous situation, and you don’t want
to fall prey to that. So, I would suggest
that anyone that has this type of
situation at least call an attorney, tell them
the facts of your case, walk them through it. Most attorneys will take the
time to sit down with you and say, “Look, here’s what
I think about your case, here’s your potential
issues moving forward, here’s some things you can do to make sure that you’re
not losing your direction moving forward and
can potentially make
a good claim here, and get a settlement.” So, if you have
those kind of issues, you can call my firm, and most attorneys
will do that for you. – Excellent. Well thanks for your time, John. If you have any additional
questions for John, just go down to the
comments section below. He typically answers those,
usually within 24 hours on work days, so just
post your questions, and thanks again
for your time, John. – Thank you.

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