If you or a loved one has recently been injured in an auto accident, you may be wondering if it is really necessary to hire an attorney. Maybe your damages weren’t very high or you have always enjoyed the law and would like to handle your case yourself. Whatever the reason, know that sometimes it is possible for you to represent yourself. In fact, here’s a cheat sheet on how to handle your own car accident case by going through small claims court.
Quite often, hiring the right personal injury lawyer is the best choice for you and your family. So the question is: How do you know if you need to retain the assistance of an attorney to help you handle your case? Read on for the top 5 reasons why hiring an attorney after a car accident will help you protect your rights.
1. You have a limited time to sue. In California, there is a statute of limitations that says you must file a car accident claim within a certain amount of time (generally 2 years, but more on that here) or you give up your right to sue forever.Details