Should You Hire An Attorney for an Accident Injury Claim?
People often wrestle with whether to hire a lawyer for an accident claim. When your injury is serious, there are many advantages attorneys can provide. Our lawyers focus our practice on accident cases and have decades of experience.
Factors that make hiring a lawyer advisable
For minor accidents, such as a fender bender or a light personal injury, you probably do not need to hire an attorney. Insurance companies work with people when cases do not involve substantial payouts. However, when a high-dollar, serious injury claim arises, insurance companies are typically less forthcoming, and people often run into barriers with recovering fair compensation.
Advantages provided by experienced accident lawyers
The personal injury claim process requires proving that the other party’s negligence caused the accident. To prove negligence, a law firm often sends investigators to the crash site, interviews witnesses and in some cases may have accident reconstruction engineers analyze the accident to determine the cause. Because most cases involve dealing with insurance companies, a lawyer can handle insurance company communications for you and ensure you do not say anything or do anything that can jeopardize your case. Also, most accidents cases resolve outside of court through negotiated settlements. Having an experienced accident attorney who knows insurance company tactics and is skilled at handling negotiations levels the playing field to help you obtain a favorable settlement. Insurance companies also know that when an attorney manages negotiations, the possibility of taking the case to trial is an option. This factor provides you with leverage and increases the likelihood of obtaining adequate compensation to cover your damages.
Attorneys at our firm have in-depth knowledge about personal injury claims, relevant laws and insurance company strategies. We have our own effective counter-strategies and work diligently to maximize our clients’ recoveries as entitled under the law.
Put our experienced accident attorneys on your side
Our firm offers a free consultation to discuss your injury accident and explain how we can help. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe no fees unless we recover on your behalf. Please contact our attorneys to arrange a consultation.