Hiring a Car Accident Attorney

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Making the decision to hire an attorney is something that should not be taken lightly. This is a personal choice, and it must be made based on the circumstances surrounding your accident and your own needs, goals and concerns. At Stern Law Group, we understand that this can be a difficult choice. We want to help you determine whether hiring an attorney is in your best interests, and we therefore offer a free consultation to discuss your car accident and how we can help you. During your initial case review, we can answer your questions and address your concerns so you can make an informed choice.

After all, not every car accident claim requires an attorney's attention. But those that do can cause a considerable amount of trouble if they are not handled by a knowledgeable legal professional. Representing victims of car, truck, motorcycle and all other motor vehicle accidents in the McAllen area of Texas, our attorneys have more than 150 years of combined legal experience. We have helped more than 30,000 clients. Our commitment to personalized service and aggressive representation has allowed us to secure settlements and awards that truly make a difference in our clients' lives.

Do I really need an attorney?

Hiring an attorney is probably not necessary if you only sustained minor injuries and the cause of the accident is clear and undisputed. Though fees are paid out of your settlement or award, they would not likely be justified in a minor collision (and it is doubtful that an attorney would take on a case of this kind in the first place). There are some situations, however, that warrant finding a highly qualified attorney who can fight to protect your rights as you seek financial compensation for your injuries. The following are a few scenarios where hiring an attorney may be essential to reaching a positive case result:

  • You were seriously injured, possibly with a lasting or permanent disability;
  • You were involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver;
  • The cause of the accident is being disputed;
  • The claims adjuster has offered a settlement and is trying to pressure you into accepting;
  • You were offered what seems to be a low settlement;
  • Your claim has been unreasonably delayed;
  • You were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle;
  • Your claim was denied for some reason; or
  • You feel that you are being mistreated by the insurance company.

If one or more of the above scenarios fits what you are currently experiencing, you may want to consider involving a professional. Dealing with the insurance company can be challenging, particularly if they are acting in bad faith in handling your claim. Attempting to recover fair compensation from the at-fault driver's insurance company can be exceedingly difficult if they are trying to lay the blame of the accident on your shoulders. An attorney can make sure your interests and legal rights are protected through the entire claims process and can even determine whether you may be able to seek compensation from other sources, such as an auto manufacturer for a defective auto part or poorly designed vehicle.

A McAllen Car Accident Lawyer Can Fight for You

Ready to find out how our firm can help you? A McAllen car accident lawyer can make all the difference, and it helps if we can get involved as early as possible. Call our offices at any time to schedule your free case review, and we can talk to you about your options in pursuing fair compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost earnings and possibly much more. Contact Stern Law Group today.