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Do You Need to Contact a Lawyer after a Car Accident


Many people are unsure as to whether they should hire an attorney following a car accident. Generally speaking, if no one has suffered an injury you may not need to hire a lawyer, provided you are confident enough to take care of your insurance claim by yourself.

If, however, you, a passenger, the other driver or passengers of the other car/s are injured, and there is a question of “fault”, you should seek the assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer. My advice would be to hire an attorney unless there is little damage to vehicles, and there are no injuries of any kind.

Cases Where You May Not Need a Lawyer
Provided you are able to deal with insurance companies yourself, you may not need a lawyer in the following instances:

  • Minor damage to the car
  • No injuries to anyone involved in the accident
  • No question of “fault”

Cases Where You Must Hire an Attorney
In some instances, calling a lawyer after a car accident is essential, including:

  • Any bodily injury or pain as a result of an accident. Neck, back or shoulder pain counts. It is not necessary to break a bone or need surgery.
  • Serious injury or death to a person or persons involved in the crash
  • Extensive vehicular damage
  • Difficult to determine who was at fault
  • The police report puts you at fault
  • Complex technical, medical, or legal issues at play
  • Low limit liability on your car insurance policy
  • You have no insurance or your insurance company says that your policy has lapsed
  • Your insurance company involves a lawyer

If any of the above circumstances arise, call an attorney at once.

Cases Where You Would Fare Better with a Lawyer
Even in straightforward cases, you may stumble upon questions you may not be able to answer. It is also advisable to call an attorney if you:

  • Need advice on the value of a claim
  • Fault is an issue
  • Lack confidence in your insurance company
  • Need help dealing with your insurance company
  • Are unsure of the laws and your rights
  • Can’t understand your insurance policy
  • Need help with filling in forms

Ultimately, a good car accident attorney can guide you through the entire process and ensure you progress through all the various stages in a supported manner. Your rights will be protected, and she/he will ensure that you will see the best possible outcome. Even when dealing with minor claims, a lawyer is likely to extract a larger payout than you would be able to obtain without an attorney.

If you have any physical or mental pain as a result of the accident, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation: 818-272-8882

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Michael A. Rabban

Attorney at Law


Michael A. Rabban has been regarded as one of the best Personal Injury lawyers in Los Angeles.

In 2009, he founded a very successful law practice that quickly garnered the respect of clients and peers alike.

He has handled cases involving work related accidents, car accidents, and many premises liability cases such as Slip and fall accidents, dog bite, and negligent security cases. To Michael, it had always been a life time dream to establish a practice who's mission was to treat each and every one of his clients with care, dignity and respect. He strives to afford every one of his cases, no matter how big or small, the time, effort and attention he or she deserves. He lives and breathes by the mantra that no person is without rights.

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I know many attorneys and was having a hard time deciding who to use. I was fortunate enough to make a great choice and pick Mr. Rabban to represent me. He is professional, knowledgeable, personable, and took the time to answer all questions. He would follow-up with me regularly and pay close attention to the details of my personal case. The outcome of his hard-work paid off and I thank him for that. I strongly suggest him to everyone seeking counsel.


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Los Angeles

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