It is tempting after being involved in an accident to try and take on the legal aspect yourself. This is especially true if the case seems to be simple on the surface. However, in almost all cases, it is to your benefit to at least consult with a personal injury attorney. Keep reading to discover four reasons why and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
- We Can Protect You Against Common Tricks from the Insurance Company
- To Prove Liability
- To Prove How Much Your Claim is Worth
- To Help Avoid Delays in the Case
The insurance adjuster may be very nice but they are not on your side. Their goal is to reduce or deny the claim. When you work with an experienced attorney, we know the law and we know the common tricks they will employ. We recommend that you do not work with the insurance adjuster at all but instead let your attorney handle it. Never agree to make a recorded statement with the insurance company unless you have an attorney present.
If it is not 100% sure who is at fault for an accident, then you cannot count on the insurance company of the at-fault party simply agreeing to pay your claim. Instead, they will need evidence that their client is at fault. Your attorney has the experience necessary to gather evidence from witnesses, to work with expert witnesses, to analyze photographs, and take other necessary steps to prove your case.
Proving that the other party was at fault is just the first step – you must also prove how much your case is worth. Of course, this is largely based on the physical property damage and your injuries. For example, if you broke a leg then your medical costs and need would likely be less than those of someone who suffered a spinal cord injury.
Your attorney will argue not just for reimbursement for your past costs but for compensation for future costs. For example, if you need future medical care then it should be covered. If you will be losing wages in the future for repeated doctor’s appointments, then this should be covered. Your attorney knows the ins and outs of all the potential ways you may need compensation for the future.
If you do not accept the initial offer the insurance company offers, they may try to drag the case out. One of the reasons they do this is because they know that most people who have been injured have medical costs and other expenses that they need to pay as soon as possible. The insurance company is hoping that if they wait long enough, you will accept any offer they give just to get it over with and pay off some bills.
Your attorney will work tirelessly not only to get you the compensation you deserve but to get it for you in a timely manner. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at 800-333-0000 to get started.