How do I know if I need a lawyer after an accident?

Minnesota personal injury attorney Mike Unger explains when to seek out an attorney after a car accident.

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So a lot of people ask me, “How do I know if I really need a lawyer?”  In fact, many people feel embarrassed or shy or reluctant to bring the situation to a lawyer. My advice is you should usually consult a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident like this.

When you do, one of the things that’ll be discussed with the lawyer is whether or not you really need a lawyer yet and what the timing of that should be. Sometimes you don’t need a lawyer right away and other times it’s very important to have one because evidence, for example, that may need to be gathered to protect your rights can disappear with time. So by contacting a lawyer early on, the lawyer can make an assessment as to whether or not this is the situation that you really need to have some representation quickly or whether it’s something that can wait until later.