Q: Do I need a personal injury attorney if I was not injured in my Houston car accident and only my vehicle was damaged?
No, you would not necessarily need a personal injury attorney if your vehicle was damaged in a car accident but you suffered no injuries. A Houston personal injury attorney often would not be able to get any more money in these types of cases.
In cases of property damage, if you deal with the other driver’s insurance company yourself, you should be able to get compensated for the amount needed to repair or replace a vehicle. All you would need to do is visit several repair shops and have them estimate the amount of damage.
If your car is damaged beyond repair, consult a reference guide such as the Kelly Blue Book to determine the amount of money the insurance company should compensate you. You would just need to spend some time doing some research.
One thing to consider, however, is the severity of the damage. If you car was totaled, it is very rare that you would not have any injuries. Some injuries, such as whiplash and concussions, can take days or weeks to surface.
You may feel fine immediately following the accident because of all the adrenaline involved. You may not be feeling so fine after the rush has died down. So you should visit a doctor as soon as you can following the car accident and have some X-rays and other tests performed to make sure you really are not injured.
If you were injured in a car accident, you need legal representation. Steve Lee is a Houston personal injury attorney who specializes in helping those who are injured receive the compensation they deserve. He has 39 years of experience and has helped more than 30,000 clients. Contact him today at (713) 921-4171.