When A New Haven Auto Accident Doesn’t Result In Injuries, You May Still Need An Attorney

July 26, 2023
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Earlier this week a portion of State Street was shut down due to an accident which involved a couple of vehicles, but no injuries. This New Haven auto accident was actually one of the more common situations that occurs on our roads. These types of accidents, while severe, do not leave anyone injured which is a great thing.

The next question for you if you get into an accident like this should be whether or not you need an attorney to help you fight for your long-term interests. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that every situation is different and circumstances should dictate whether you engage the services of an attorney even if you weren’t injured as a result of the accident. Here are some circumstances that might require you to seek the advice and support of an attorney even if you are not injured.

1.) Personal property damage. Many auto accidents occur each day that don’t involve any injuries to the driver or the passenger, but where the vehicles are damaged. Significant damage to your personal property is a reason why you might need to engage an attorney. In the event that this were to happen to you, you should take photos of the accident and seek the advice of an attorney at the earliest possible time after the accident occurs.

2.) Damage to the property of others. Similarly if there is an accident in which there is no damage to your vehicle, but another person’s vehicle is damaged or (like in the case on State Street) there is property damage other then the damage done to the vehicles involved in the accident like a home, storefront or telephone pole you may need to seek the assistance of an attorney to review your situation.

3.) Criminal activity. If there was any criminal activity that happened to cause the accident or as the result of the accident occurring (such as a hit and run accident) you may need to speak with an attorney. If you remain at the scene of the accident when first responders arrive you may provide them with the details of the accident, but it may also be in your best interest to speak with an attorney about the situation.

Injuries often occur as the result of a New Haven auto accident but there are incidents that do not result in an injury and still may require the attention of an attorney. Whatever the situation you find yourself in is, you may wish to speak with an attorney who can review your situation and work with you to protect your long-term interests. Our experienced attorneys are ready to speak with you about the particulars of your accident and if there is the need to engage with our services. Contact our office if you have any questions about whether or not you’ll need legal services.