I was injured in a car wreck recently in Monroe. I think it would be easiest to just deal with the insurance company but my wife is insisting we find a lawyer. I’m not so sure. Why should I hire an injury attorney? Can’t I just handle everything myself?
Dealing with the insurance companies can be both stressful and very confusing.
Statistics show that people who hire an attorney are more successful than those who do not.
A personal injury attorney has experience dealing with the insurance companies and will know how to deal with their tactics. People injured in a car wreck can sometimes rush to settle with the insurance companies, leaving them with an unsatisfactory amount for which they may later regret settling.
Injury attorneys will fight the insurance companies for you, so you are compensated fairly for your injuries. They look at your case objectively and investigate all aspects of your claim, making sure the insurance companies do not wrong you.
There are other aspects of your case that you could be compensated for as well.
How do you know all your medical bills are being paid for or how much in lost wages you should recover? Your injury attorney will advocate for you and see that you are fairly compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and anything else that may be related to the accident.
How do you know how much your case is worth? An injury attorney will be able to counsel you on the value of your case based on the type of injury you have.
Additionally, personal injury attorneys do not require any upfront costs. Do not let that be a reason for you handling your case yourself. Personal injury attorneys work based on a contingency fee. Meaning, if you do not recover anything from your case, the attorney does not receive anything. The attorney’s fee is contingent on the outcome of the case.
So, not only is it stressful, confusing, and time consuming to deal with the insurance companies, but it is also difficult to know whether you are being fairly compensated or just being bullied by the insurance companies. An injury attorney will fight for you and counsel you on how your case should be pursued. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Remember, the goal of the insurance companies is to settle your case as quickly and for the lowest amount of money as possible. As nice as they may be, they are not on your side.