If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you were injured in a car accident in Newfoundland and Labrador that wasn’t your fault. While some people know to seek legal advice after a car accident, others question whether they need a lawyer. The purpose of this article is to explain why you should contact a car accident lawyer.
“I Only Have A Small Injury”
Some people question whether they need a car accident lawyer because they think that their injury is only “minor” or their accident was just a “small” car accident. These terms are subjective and have little to no bearing on how the injury impacts your life. For example, maybe your injury is a concussion. It could take six months for your concussion symptoms to lift. During this time, you may be unable to do your job properly and earn the same income you did before.
Perhaps you broke your thumb. On the surface of things, it could have been worse, right? However, your occupation may require full use of your hands. How are you supposed to earn for your family? If you have small children, a broken thumb might mean that you can’t pick them up or bathe them. This represents a meaningful setback in your day-to-day life.
There are a million other examples, but the point is that “small” injuries and “minor” accidents can have a big impact.
At Russell Accident Law, we’re everyday people – just like you. We know the value of the “little things” that make a big difference in life. Our experience as long-time car accident lawyers is that even with “small” injuries, you have legal options and you’re entitled to compensation.
“Will A Car Accident Lawyer Add Value To My Case?”
Another reason why some people may not contact a car accident lawyer is because they wonder whether a lawyer will add value to their case. Perhaps they think they can settle the claim by themselves. Alternatively, they might be afraid there won’t be much money left over after paying the lawyer. There are a couple of points to consider here.
First, the average person may not realize that most car accident claims are far more complicated than they appear. For example, different interpretations of the accident and pre-existing injuries create challenges. Further, the average person doesn’t always know their rights, which puts them in a weak position during negotiation.
Second, it’s important to understand that car accident lawyers typically charge a contingency fee, which is a percentage fee of the settlement. If there’s no win, there’s no legal fee. This is the case at Russell Accident Law. We don’t charge up-front fees and because we get paid a fraction of the settlement, we’re motivated to get the best possible result. We don’t accept cases if we don’t think we can add value.
Contact A Car Accident Lawyer At Russell Accident Law For A Free Consultation
Russell Accident Law has a reputation as the go-to law firm for people injured in car accidents. Our approach is about building relationships that drive results. Having good relationships is an important part of how we develop strong cases and get fair settlements. In the end, clients feel we have taken care of them and they’re able to move on with their lives.
We offer free initial consultations for people who were injured in a car accident in Newfoundland and Labrador. This consultation can take place at our St. John’s office or Bay Roberts office, which is available by appointment. It can also take place on the phone. In fact, we have clients all around the province and they never have to visit our offices.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss your situation to see if we can help. There’s nothing to lose by doing a free initial consultation.
If you’re ready to contact a car accident lawyer at a reputable law firm, call (709) 579-4000 or email Info@RussellAccidentLaw.com to schedule your free consultation.