8 Reasons Why You Need A Local Car Accident Lawyer

Madeleine Jones
November 5, 2020

When you’ve been involved in a car accident you want to make sure you have the best legal representation on your side to get you the best settlement possible. Sometimes people assume that when looking at attorneys that the bigger the firm, or city is the better the lawyer. But strong representation is easy to find in your hometown, and it will give you a competitive advantage in your case. If you’re looking into legal counsel, here are 8 reasons why you need a local car accident lawyer for your case.

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1. Being Familiar With State Laws

Each state creates, implements, and enforces its own laws additionally to federal laws. When picking a lawyer, one of the most important factors to consider is their deep knowledge of state laws. Local attorneys know every detail of the state laws and will therefore know which button to push for each specific situation. If an auto accident has occurred within Nevada, you will need a Nevada accident attorney to help you recover compensation.

2. Convenient Location and Greater Access

If you’re meeting your car accident lawyer for the first time at your hearing, then you may be shortchanging yourself. You wouldn’t want to have an initial consultation with a surgeon at the operating room, right? If you have been hurt in a car accident it is possible that your future earnings get limited. Preparing, coordinating, documenting, and reviewing your case with your attorney is essential for a favorable settlement in your case. Don’t go to your car accident hearing without first conferring with a qualified local car accident lawyer.

3. Knowing the Right People

An attorney that works on a case locally has a huge advantage. When you tell a local attorney about your situation, they can already see how all the pieces fit together even before the process starts. If you got injured in a car accident, your attorney will likely know everything about the insurance adjuster. Local attorneys are also extremely familiar with the judges and prosecutors as well as court clerks and everyone else involved in the claim process. 

4. More Focus On You

A local attorney will give you their full attention. Your case will be of top priority to them and all of their energy will be directed at getting you as much financial compensation as you deserve for your losses. That is just how much more quality of care, communication, and attentiveness you will receive than from outside representation.

5. Good Reputation In The Community

Creating a solid reputation and maintaining it will only provide trust and respect for an attorney in the community. That is the reason why local lawyers will do their best to maintain their good reputation in their local court. This is never true for outside representation because they never appear in court again.

You can learn a lot about a local attorney’s reputation by asking other people who have resided in the community for years and have had car accident cases.

6. Cheaper Cost

With an out-of-town lawyer, their rate includes travel, hotel, meals, and any other costs needed for them to provide their legal services. Hiring a local attorney will ensure their fees are much lower simply because they don’t need to travel or any other additional expenses to represent you.

7. Value of Your Claim

Without an attorney, you can’t really know the true value of your car accident claim. As we mentioned above, each State has its own laws that can impact the amount you can get. If you hire a local lawyer, they will be able to understand the applications and the exceptions to those state laws. This will in a way maximize the amount of your compensation. A local lawyer will also ask you questions in order to understand how your claim can impact your life down the road so you can maximize the compensation you deserve under State laws.

8. Accessibility

At Cogburn Law, we also realize that some clients have had accidents that prohibit them from leaving their place of residence. We offer house calls so you are not put to the inconvenience of having to travel while you recuperate from your injuries. Our offices are also open 24/7 so if you have a problem, even in the middle of the night, we are here for you. Additionally, if you are an undocumented immigrant, we are happy to work with you. Don’t be afraid of pursuing legal action because of your immigration status.

Speak To A Local Car Accident Lawyer Today

Now you know why you need to hire a local car accident lawyer. At Cogburn Law, we know that the idea of hiring a lawyer can seem overwhelming. However, our compassionate lawyers work to make every step of your legal process as stress-free as possible. We are ready to give you our undivided attention and get you the compensation you deserve. For a free initial consultation call (702) 748-7777 today!

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I wanted to wait until my case ended before writing this review. I can’t speak highly enough of the people at Cogburn Law. I unfortunately was in an accident involving another car last September while on vacation. I didn’t really know what to do but I found their listing online. Jamie and Alex talked me through the entire process and looked after all of my medical worries while they fought the insurance company. Never for one moment was I worried that they wouldn’t be successful with my case. I had access to them whenever I had questions and I never felt like I was being a nuisance. It took a few months but I finally got a settlement that has allowed me to move on with my life. Thanks guys, I’m thrilled that you were the ones that looked after me!

Ned W.