If property damage is the only thing that resulted from your accident, then a Fairfax accident attorney may not be able to help much. In fact, there’s really very little any attorney can do for you in that situation unless your damaged property was something like a custom-built Lamborghini.
If your car is still drivable, and even if it’s not, as long as the costs for repairs or replacement are within your car insurance limits, you may choose not to get a lawyer involved. You want to keep the full settlement for yourself, so why hire someone to do what you may be able to do on your own?
You'll most likely look into repairs or replacement anyway, so you’ll want to get a few quotes. Gather your options, get estimates for fixing or replacing your car, and submit these to the insurance company. They should be able to compensate you for these expenses.
It’s all about numbers when it comes to accident claims. If you don’t have much in the way of medical or repair bills, your settlement may not be very high. The types of accident cases that don’t need a lawyer are those where you’re not expected to claim much in damages – and by not using a Fairfax accident attorney, you get that full settlement all to yourself!
Why hire a lawyer to settle your accident case when you don’t need one?
If you think you’re ready to handle your accident case on your own I encourage you to visit my website and download a FREE digital copy of my book, Get It Settled! The Accident Victim’s Guide to Settling Your Case Without Hiring a Lawyer. Of course, I won’t leave my clients hanging in the wind – if you think you really need a lawyer to help you settle your case, contact Ben Glass Law at our website, or give us a call at 1-703-591-9829 and we’ll set up a consultation.