If you have been injured in an accident then you may be wondering about whether or not you have grounds for a lawsuit. You may also be wondering what your best options are for moving forward. While your best option is to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible, we know that you likely have other questions. Read on to get answers and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Do I really need an attorney?
You are not legally required to get an attorney by any measure but it will likely be to your benefit. If you are dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance remember that the insurance company is not a non-profit entity. They are there to make money and they do not make money by paying out the maximum amount on claims. As a result, they may work to offer you less than you are owed, they may try to delay the claim, or they may even deny the claim. The best option to avoid this is to work with an attorney who will fight for you.
Can’t I just handle this by myself?
The reality is that only an experienced attorney is going to know how to work with the insurance companies. The most likely thing is that the insurance company is going to try and get you a lowball settlement officer. The insurance company has experienced, professional negotiators who are good at their jobs. They may ask for medical records, statements, and other info that they are not legally entitled to and that could hurt your case. Without the right representation, you may assume that you are required to turn over anything they ask for, which could result in losing out of thousands of dollars in claims.
Won’t it be cheaper to just do it myself?
You may not pay as much if you do it yourself but if you then get a fraction of the settlement you should have gotten, then you will not be saving money in the long run. Likewise, remember that you do not pay us upfront. You pay us out of any award you receive. As a result, there is no risk to hiring us and we have as much invested in winning you the maximum award as you do in getting the maximum award.
When is the right time to contact an attorney?
As soon as possible after your accident. Remember that witnesses can forget details quickly and physical evidence may be destroyed. The sooner we get involved the sooner we can begin to work on your behalf.
That said, you also have two years after an accident to file a personal injury claim, in most cases. The bottom line is that if you are wondering if you need a personal injury attorney then we recommend you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 sooner rather than later for a free legal consultation.