Ultimately that question has to be answered by you. An attorney can assist you in particular if the case is one involving some complexity or if the claim is disputed. If your case involves only minimal property damage and minor injury to yourself then you may decide you do not need an accident lawyer.
If, however, your injuries are serious and/or it appears that they may be prolonged, you should seriously consider retaining an attorney from the beginning to minimize the potential of undermining or compromising your claim and to ensure that your interests are protected.
In any type of complex litigation involving professional liability or premises liability, your interests may be best served by having an attorney assist you because of the potentially difficult issues that may arise in the course of that type of claim or litigation.
Attorneys needless to say expect to be paid. In injury claims most attorneys accept contingent fee arrangements, which means you only pay attorneys fees if the attorney recovers some money for you. You may however be liable for any costs of the litigation.
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