I often get a call from somebody that might say they were involved in a fairly significant accident, but they did not sustain any injuries and the only issue involved is the damage to their motor vehicle. In many circumstances, an individual can handle the issues involving property damage and getting compensation for their damaged vehicle. If you feel confident that you understand the value of your vehicle, and you’re confident that you understand the documents and releases you are going to be signing, it is not necessarily important that you obtain an attorney to handle the resolution of a motor vehicle accident if it’s only dealing with a property damage. On the other hand, if there is any type of bodily injury, it is almost imperative to obtain competent counsel in dealing with the insurance adjuster and advising you on how to handle that claim.