It depends. When a car accident results in nothing more than minor vehicle damage, you generally can resolve the claim with the insurance company without too much hassle. On the other hand, a lawyer can really help when there are serious injuries involved. Those are the types of cases that can be tricky.

What most people don’t realize is that after a major car crash, the insurance company is going to be looking to minimize their liability. They don’t want to be on the line for expensive medical care, lost wages and any other economic losses that resulted from the accident. Therefore, they will often search out ways to either deny a claim or get the claimant to accept a low settlement offer. It can become very difficult to get a reasonable settlement from the insurance company.

So to answer this question, you need to answer one first—were there significant injuries involved? If you answered “yes,” then you need to contact a lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to step in on your behalf and negotiate with the insurance company so that you don’t have to. Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you are fairly compensated for your Haymarket car accident case.

At the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas, we recognize that you likely have additional questions about your situation. We will be more than happy to sit down with you and provide you with the answers you need. For more information, contact us today at 540-341-0007.

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Working with Andrew and his team has been--without exception--one of the most pleasant, productive, and professional experiences of my adult life. I was seriously injured in an accident in July, 2018, in Virginia. I was driving a company vehicle that was registered in Maryland, for a company that was based in Wisconsin. And I live in New Jersey, where my personal vehicles are insured. The several jurisdictions involved presented a very unique case that demanded an experienced and nuanced strategy. I found Andrew Thomas (of Dulaney, Lauer, & Thomas) through some online research. And it is noteworthy that Andrew has worked the other side of the aisle--he used to work with insurance companies. Andrew took on my case with the assurance that he would work it with no less energy than he does each of his cases. At each turn, and with each question I had, Andrew and Paralegal Misty kept me informed, returned my calls, provided detailed explanations, and kept me feeling like I was in the loop and there was an eventual end to our journey. Nearly five years after the accident, we settled out of court for a significant sum in recognition of my personal injuries. The settlement was much more than I had expected. And without Andrew & Misty, I am sure the award would have been much less. If you are looking for professionalism, knowledge, dedication, answerability, responsiveness, integrity, and human-level communication from a personal injury attorney--look no further. You have found him. Thank you, Andrew and Misty. Gary Daley
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