If you have been the victim of an accident where a DUI was involved, hiring a lawyer is in your best interest. An attorney can help guide you through the legal process, which can be more complicated due to the DUI, and without this assistance you could lose the chance to be compensated for injuries, medical treatments, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any repairs that need to be made to your property.
With car accidents, especially those involving a DUI or other type of impairment, there are many facets to your case that would be best left to a qualified accident lawyer to handle. For example, injuries in a DUI accident may be severe or life-threatening; there may be damage to your or others' property; the driver may have been negligent or even driving on a suspended license, or without a license at all. These must be considered when you talk with your lawyer about your case; if you do not mention your concerns, you cannot expect your lawyer to resolve all your problems.
A good DUI accident lawyer will treat you with concern and respect. Many are willing to provide a free initial consultation to help you decide whether to hire them; you should take this opportunity to interview your lawyer thoroughly so you can make an informed choice.
Several major advantages to hiring a lawyer for your DUI accident case:
Your lawyer will be motivated to help you. Since working with clients is the main focus of their business, a lawyer knows that he or she will have to do a good job in order to meet your needs and be paid.
Your lawyer will be familiar with the legal process. He or she will have experience in handling cases like yours, and will know what to do every step of the way. Since DUI cases can be more complicated than other accidents, this is not the time to try and save money by navigating the court system unassisted.
Your lawyer can gauge how much your claim is worth. Having a clear and realistic goal in mined will allow you and your lawyer to determine a course of action which will maximize your result and minimize time you have to wait to settle your claim.
Your lawyer will guide you through your dealings with your insurance company. He or she will be an ally and assistant; your insurance company is likely to take your claim more seriously if you have representation in court.
Your lawyer will navigate you through the trial process. Experience in working through trials, especially over a long period of time, will familiarize him or her with the steps in the process. They can educate you on what to expect and how to conduct yourself in the courtroom; they can also advise you on how long the process will take, from initial claim through the final resolution.
If you decide to hire a DUI Accident Lawyer to manage your case, please contact Lowman Law Firm today to find out how we can help.