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5 Ways an Accident Lawyer Can Help You after an Accident

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St. Paul Accident Attorneys Working For You

If you’ve recently been in an accident involving motor vehicles, whether cars, motorcycles, car/pedestrian, or another situation, you may be trying to determine whether you need an attorney. We strongly recommend you hire an attorney; here’s why:

To handle the insurance company.

Insurance companies are notoriously stubborn about paying what they owe. They may undervalue your costs or refuse to pay altogether, and the process can be protracted and time-consuming at a time when you are likely to need the insurance company’s payment. The presence and authority of an attorney like those at our firm, with experience handling insurance companies, helps make sure the insurance company pays what it owes you and does so in a timely manner.

So you don’t miss important legal deadlines.

Civil cases have what’s called a statute of limitations that limits the time during which a case can be filed. And not all claims on your case are guaranteed to have the same deadline. In addition to the statute of limitations, legal cases have additional deadlines once they’re filed relating to different types of documents and filings.  Do you know what Minnesota’s Statute of Limitations are for each aspect of your case? If you already have a headache reading this paragraph, you don’t have to do it alone. These cases can be complex, with more than one important deadline, so it is important to have an attorney who is licensed in Minnesota and experienced with Minnesota law like our attorneys.

Because the legal system is complex.

Statutes of Limitations are critical in legal cases, but they are not the only challenging part of the legal system. Most people who are not in the legal field do not know much about the court system and what’s required of them as litigants in a case. An attorney, on the other hand, has a graduate degree in the subject.

Think about all of the things you don’t know about court, including:

  • How to file a case
  • How to serve the other party
  • How to call witnesses
  • What the courtroom rules are
  • What types of questions you are and aren’t allowed to ask

And probably any number of other things. Don’t try to figure out the complexities on your own.

So no one takes advantage of you.

Don’t agree to any kind of settlement, either with an insurance company or with other individuals involved without talking to an attorney. Often initial offers are lower than what you deserve. Medical issues can also arise at a later date in personal injury cases. It’s important to have an attorney who understands this and has experience with claims that arise later in the process.

So you can focus on getting well.

Current research suggests that stress is detrimental to the healing process. Dealing with insurance companies, other parties, courts and lawyers can be extremely stressful for an unrepresented party. It also adds to the number of things you have to keep track of and do every day. Our job is to guide you through the process and handle these things; your job is to get better.

Contact Rogosheske, Rogosheke & Atkins Today

If you’ve been in an accident, please don’t wait to contact an attorney. Rogosheske, Rogosheske, and Atkins can help you through all stages of the process and it’s important to take action early because there are serious legal deadlines. There is a lot at stake in accident and personal injury cases, and it’s not a process you should take on without an experienced attorney by your side. If you’re looking for an attorney in Minnesota, our office is located in South St. Paul. Contact us as soon as possible for a consultation.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page does not constitute an attorney client relationship. Be sure to contact our law office to discuss your case with an attorney.