Do You Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident That Was Your Fault?

No matter how careful and experienced a driver you may be, you may at some time in your life be responsible for negligently causing a car crash.  If the crash results in personal injuries, you may be facing a potential claim and lawsuit.  Many people that do cause an accident want to know, do you need a lawyer for a car accident that was your fault?

If the driver and/or passenger in the other vehicle involved in the accident was injured, they may file a claim or lawsuit against you.  This would be for all damages they suffered due to your negligence.  It would be a claim for payment for medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and any other damages that were suffered.  But do you need to hire a car accident lawyer?

You don’t need to worry about hiring an attorney.  The reason is because your auto insurance company will provide you with a defense if a lawsuit is filed against you.  That means they will pay the lawyer to defend the lawsuit that was filed against you.  Your car insurance company that pays the legal fees will determine if, and for how much, and when, the case will settle.  If they don’t want to settle the case, then the case will be tried in front of a judge and jury.  If there is a verdict for the plaintiff (the person who sued you) then your car insurance company will pay it.

If however you are facing any type of criminal charges stemming from the accident, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer to defend you.  The consequences for any alleged criminal conduct can be very serious, and require an attorney for proper handling.

Boston Auto Accident Attorney

If you find yourself with legal and insurance questions following a Massachusetts car accident, then I encourage you to contact the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.