Do you need a lawyer after a car accident?

After you’ve been involved in a car accident it can be difficult to know exactly what steps you should take on next. One of the first tips that you may have heard of after contacting the police is to speak to a lawyer. Getting a lawyer involved in a car accident often comes down to the severity and the circumstances surrounding the accident. If you are considered at fault for causing the accident and you received some type of citation at the site of the accident, you should speak to a lawyer immediately.

Contacting a lawyer if you’ve received some type of citation can help to make sure that you can avoid points on your driver’s license. Many people higher private lawyers to defend in personal injury cases after an accident as well.

If you are involved in an accident that did not result in injuries and was zero fault of your own, there’s a good chance that you probably don’t need a lawyer to advocate for your case.

A lawyer can come with many benefits when hired after a car accident:

Managing the evidence:

A lawyer will be able to help you strategize regarding your case and gather all applicable evidence to help you manage a case in personal injury or refute various citations.


A lawyer assists with strategy especially when it comes to injury treatment. Lawyers can assist with getting you access to compensation for your medical treatment or managing the process of your treatment into the future. Rather than having poor medical care or losing money on your claim, you can have a proper strategy moving forward.

Handling the contacts:

Many clients feel as though they are constantly bombarded by calls from insurance adjusters many days after the accident. Forwarding these calls through to a lawyer can help to reduce your stress level and it can make sure that the questions can be answered about the accident in a way that may not incriminate you or accept fault.

If you are struggling with the idea of hiring a lawyer after an accident, consider the overall severity of the accident and the type of assistance you may need to access. If you have back or neck injuries or a number of people were injured in the accident, you may need access to assistance for your defense or for compensation for your own injuries.

If you’ve been injured in an accident or you require someone to help with your defense, contact us today to learn more.

This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a personal injury attorney in Pasco County at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve!