Do I Need an Attorney?Answer:
If you or a family member experiences an injury that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s in your best interest to speak to a personal injury attorney. Although it’s not a requirement, an experienced attorney will be able to help you assess your case, gather necessary documentation and set your case up for success.
It’s especially helpful to have a lawyer to speak with the other driver’s insurance company. The reason for this is that insurance adjusters typically try to convince victims to settle their case for less money than it’s worth by offering a seemingly high price upfront. It’s their job as adjusters to pay out the least amount possible.
When you hire a personal injury firm, you are allowing them to take care of many different responsibilities that come with an injury case, including:
- Speaking with insurance adjusters, police officers, witnesses, medical professionals, health insurance representatives, property damage adjusters, expert witnesses, employers and more
- Filing claims with insurance companies
- Finding the right doctor(s) to treat your injuries
- Handling assets checks on defendants
- Negotiating settlements
- Procuring accident reports
- Reducing medical bills
- And much more
Without legal representation, you may be missing out on thousands of dollars you’ll have to pay out of pocket for medical expenses, lost wages, etc. in the future. Plus, you won’t have the reassurance of knowing that an experienced professional knows all your deadlines, can translate what certain legal terms mean in layman’s terms and has your back every step of the way.
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