Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
If you are ever in a serious accident and find yourself injured, you might be tempted to take care of any losses and recoup for damages yourself. However, ensuring that you receive just compensation is best handled by a licensed personal injury attorney, who has experience with claims and insurance providers. While you can represent yourself, many insurance adjusters are tricky and want you to settle quickly. Without someone on your side, you may cave and accept a settlement that is much less than what you deserve. Even worse, you may be tricked into saying that you feel okay after an accident and waive your right to future claims for injuries.
A lawyer may also be able to go above and beyond to investigate details of the case. For example, if you are injured in a car accident and the driver at-fault was performing work for an employer, the company may also be at fault and you could receive higher compensation. There are also other parties involved, such as spouses and children who may have suffered as a result of your hospitalization or mental distress.
A personal injury attorney can help you receive compensation for medical treatment, income loss, property loss, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and even loss of consortium. These emotional appeals are often overlooked by individuals when they try to represent themselves, and the reasons behind why you deserve compensation for these things can be elusive.
If you don’t want to go to court, that’s okay. The insurance companies would actually prefer to have you settle out of court so that you don’t bring on higher expenses or bad publicity. However, the best way to be seen as a serious threat is by bringing in an attorney. This signals to the insurance companies that you are willing to litigate in court if they do not agree to your conditions, and may lead to a higher claim value. Our attorneys can also assist you with the legal jargon that may be thrown around so that the entire settlement can proceed in a clear and organized manner.
Having a lawyer to represent you in a personal injury case will never make your case weaker. In fact, it will add credibility and signal to the at-fault party that you are seeking compensation. However, self-representation can easily go wrong if you are not trained in how to approach a personal injury case. Consult with one of our personal injury attorneys today so you can learn the best way to deal with a personal injury accident.