Most people never have to deal with a serious accident. When one does occur, it is typically accompanied by a myriad of questions. An experienced personal injury attorney can answer the tough questions and help take the confusion out of the process.
By not hiring an attorney, insurance adjusters have a great advantage. They have an entire team of people whose job it is to ensure that the insurance company pay out as little as possible, meaning the injured person is typically compensated as little as possible. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help level the playing field.
There are many good reasons to speak to a personal injury attorney.
- Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations. This means that you can have your case assessed by an attorney at no cost to you.
- Personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency basis. For “contingency” cases, you will not pay anything unless your case is won or settled.
- An experienced personal injury attorney understands the process. From gathering evidence to speaking with witnesses, an experienced personal injury attorney will have the experience needed to build a strong case.
- The law is confusing. A skilled personal injury attorney can make sense of the confusion that accompanies a lawsuit.
Many people fear that hiring an attorney may be too expensive. However, it is often a great deal more costly not to hire an attorney. Having an attorney on your side can make a significant difference in how your claim is handled. If an insurance company refuses to accept responsibility or says you are at fault, the attorney can gather and submit the necessary evidence to set the record straight. If the insurance company makes a low settlement offer, the attorney can present facts about the true cost of your injuries and losses.
All insurance companies have lawyers on their side; you should too.