How A Lawyer Can Stop You From Making Big Mistakes

Posted on: 18 April 2019

If you are in an auto accident, whether you are at fault or the other party is, your best bet is going to be to get a lawyer right away. Don't feel like you have to take care of certain things first before you hire a lawyer. You may end up doing some things that the lawyer would have suggested you avoid because they can make your case harder to win. Here are some mistakes that your lawyer may prevent you from making.

Stop you from accidentally getting rid of evidence

Since you are not a lawyer, you may not fully understand how evidence works. For example, if an accident happened in front of your house and damaged things like your mailbox, a tree, or something else, you may want to hurry up and get it fixed. However, your lawyer will help make sure there is enough evidence, such as photos or videos, before these things get repaired.

Stop you from making the wrong medical decisions

You may be the type of person who follows the doctor's orders you choose to while ignoring the instructions you feel aren't right for you. Your lawyer will likely advise you to do certain things from a medical aspect that help strengthen your case. For example, if one doctor tells you to do something you really don't want to, your lawyer may send you to another doctor who advises you not to do these things, so you'll have a medical practitioner agreeing with your choice.

Stop you from taking a weak settlement

Many people take the first settlement an insurance company offers because they don't know any better or don't want to go to court. Your lawyer will make sure you either take a fair settlement or follow through with court if the insurance company is low-balling you and your lawyer knows the case is worth more.

Stop you from making yourself look at fault

There are some things you can accidentally do that would make you look guilty. Your auto accident lawyer knows what these things are and can advise you against them so that you don't make these mistakes. For example, you never want to come off as if you are apologetic. Even though saying "I'm sorry you are hurt" is something people say even when something is not their fault, the other party's legal counsel can make it look like an admission of guilt.