In some cases, you might not. For example, if you are in a very minor auto accident where there are no injuries whatsoever and only minimal property damage, you may be able to resolve the matter fairly on your own. If there aren’t significant damages, and therefore not a lot of money involved, an attorney may not be able to add significant value to your claim.
However, in cases where there are moderate to severe injuries — or if you have incurred any significant financial losses, such as missed wages due to absences from work — hiring an experienced Augusta auto accident lawyer could make all the difference.
Insurance companies want to make your claim go away as quickly as possible and for as little money as possible. By hiring an attorney, you send a message to them: you are serious about your claim, and you are demanding the money you deserve.
The right lawyer can help the insurance company realize that you aren’t going to back down and that giving you a fair settlement is in their best interest.
So while the law in our state does not require you to hire a lawyer, doing so maybe the best decision you could make. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a lawyer tend to recover more money than those who do not.