As if getting into an accident isn’t stressful enough, there is the onslaught of necessities that must be taken care of even after the traumatic event has transpired. There is medical attention, filing a claim, dealing with your insurance company, and taking your car to a body shop, if it is not badly damaged. But what do you do about any attorney?
This has been a major issue as of late. You can tell by the myriad of radio commercials pitching their lawyer referral service and what number to call, especially after an accident scene, or as they stress—at the accident scene.
It is important to understand the limitations that a lawyer has in seeking out new and potential clients. A lawyer is ethically prohibited from calling a client directly or speaking with them, if they are not already good friends or family members. An attorney is not allowed to make any contact with a new client. So with that said, how is a person going to find an attorney to represent them?
All attorneys are not equal. It is important to understand that you will need an attorney that will be able to properly evaluate your accident and injuries. You should look for a firm that deals specifically with personal injury and find a firm that is compatible with your needs and expectations.
And though the accident might only be a fender-bender, it is still important to consult with an attorney, so he or she can assess your case and give you a more educated opinion as to what you may be entitled to.
If you have been in an accident and need an attorney to assess your claim, please call us.
Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. Orlando Auto Accident Attorneys