Why Should I Contact An Attorney After A Car Or Truck Wreck?
Updated: Mar 6, 2021
If you are in a car or truck wreck, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible after the accident. But why?
Most simply, because contacting an attorney is free and will put you in a better position no matter if you decide to hire an attorney or not.
I want to clear something up before we begin: contacting an attorney to have your case reviewed and hiring an attorney to represent you are not the same thing. You can and should contact an attorney for a case review after a car or truck accident. I cannot speak for all attorneys, however, you can contact the Morgan Legal Group for a free case review without the obligation to hire me or pay for the case review. It is 100% free of cost or obligation.
Car and truck accident attorneys (also known as personal injury attorneys) offer free case reviews simply for the opportunity to speak with potential clients. If you are in a car or truck accident, you should take advantage of speaking to an attorney for free about your situation.
There are some cases where hiring an attorney may not be necessary. For example, an accident with only minimal property damage and no injuries to you or your passengers likely does not need an attorney to be involved. The insurance company will likely fix your vehicle without issue and you can get on with your life. However, you should still contact an attorney and have your case reviewed. A reputable attorney will tell you that you do not need an attorney for your case.
If you contact the Morgan Legal Group for your case review, in addition to determining if you need an attorney, I will give you some general pointers on what to expect when dealing with your case, and tell you what to look out for that will trigger the need to contact me again (example: insurance company not being fair). Unless you are a chronic collisioner, this information should be helpful to you.
So, why should you consult with an attorney after an accident? Most simply, because doing so is free and will put you in a better position no matter if you decide to hire an attorney.
What should I expect when I contact an attorney for a free case review?
If you contact the Morgan Legal Group for a free case review, here is generally what you can expect:
I will set an appointment to meet with you at a time that is convenient for you. Our online scheduling tool allows you to choose a time at your convenience.
Generally, meetings last about 30-45 minutes.
Most of the time the case review will occur over the phone unless there is a reason to or you prefer to meet via Zoom or in person.
I will listen to what you have to say and your story about the accident.
I will ask questions to ensure we are clear on what occurred.
I may ask you to get additional information or I may need to get some additional information. One common item I retrieve is a copy of the accident report from the TxDOT Crash Report Online Purchase System.
After I have all the information, I will give you my assessment of the case. I will tell you if your case is a case that needs an attorney and why.
If your case is a case that could benefit from an attorney, I will give you the plan for how I will represent you in your case. This would include my plan for dealing with any liability issues, the insurance companies, medical treatment, getting your car fixed, and any other questions you might have.
I will completely explain our fees and answer any questions you have.
Based on this information, you can make a decision to hire the Morgan Legal Group and I will send you the necessary documents to electronically sign, tell me you want to think about it, or you can simply say thank you for your time.
If you have questions about what to expect or look for when hiring an attorney, the Federal Trade Commission has published a guide to hiring an attorney. It can be found here.