No one ever plans on having a car crash, so it may be difficult to know when you should reach out to a lawyer after you experience one. Some car wrecks are significant and life-altering, requiring the help of an expert attorney to take on the legal consequences. Even though smaller collisions may seem less complicated, they can still have long-lasting psychological and physical effects.

Right Time to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

It’s never too early to work with an attorney after a car accident. Contacting an experienced one should be one of your main priorities if any of the following applies to your situation:  

  • The crash left someone with visible injuries, such as broken bones, or in a state of paralysis.
  • It’s unclear which party is at fault. 
  • The collision occurred in a school or construction zone, or another protected area.
  • The accident involves multiple drivers, pedestrians, or motorists.
  • The police or accident report is inconsistent.
  • There are concerns about your car insurance status, liability limits, or lack of coverage.
  • Your insurance provider sends mixed signals and brings up past issues you weren’t aware of.


It’s important to note that small collisions, such as fender-benders, may not require an attorney’s guidance. In these situations, you may be able to settle the matter directly with your insurance company. However, you can never go wrong with hiring a personal injury attorney. Here are the main benefits of consulting with one.  

Advantages of Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer

You may think it’s stressful to involve an attorney, but if you choose not to work with one, you will quickly find out how exhausting it is to handle your car accident case without professional assistance. Here’s why you should work with one:


A lawyer can take on your insurance company: Insurance companies have all the money and resources they need at their disposal. Most of them have specific goals for car accident cases: to deny you the compensation you deserve or to get you to settle for the lowest amount of money you can receive. Once a lawyer takes your case, the insurance agent’s job will become more difficult because they can no longer try to make your case go away by paying you only a fraction of the damages you deserve. 

A lawyer can help you feel more confident about your situation: Personal injury cases typically become he-said/she-said situations. Even with a descriptive police report, it can be challenging to prove negligence and absolute fault. A personal injury attorney understands the nuances of the law and how they apply to your case. When you work with one, you will get your time back and focus on your mental health and recovery.


Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton is Here for You

After a car crash, you may feel too intimidated to work with a lawyer, but if you hope to receive compensation from a negligent driver, time is of the essence. At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our personal injury attorneys can investigate your accident’s circumstances to help you receive damages.

We have offices throughout Utah County, as well as West Jordan. Schedule your free case evaluation today.