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Simply put, you need an attorney if you are injured. If you feel like you need to seek medical care or are missing time from work then you would be in a better position by having a counselor on your side, guiding you and explaining your rights as well as the deadlines you must meet.
An attorney who handles these types of cases will generally get involved in the early stages, often before injuries are diagnosed, to help set things up and make sure your rights are protected.
Chances are that this is the first time that this has ever happened to you. You simply don’t know the rules.
You don’t know who is responsible for the bills or who you should call to get your car fixed. You don’t know that you have to file a no fault application within 30 days, or that your medical bills must be submitted to the insurance company within 45 days. These things are made much clearer with the assistance of an attorney.
Hopefully your injuries will resolve and you won’t need to move forward with a case, but if that is not your situation and your injuries turn out to be worse than expected, you will be in a much better position if you’ve hired an attorney to help protect your rights at the outset.
The best part is that attorneys who handle this type of work do so on a contingency basis, meaning that there will be no fee unless you get a money recovery.