If you have been injured in an accident, it might seem tempting to try and settle it without hiring a personal injury attorney. After all, why would you want to give someone else money when you can do it yourself? We understand that this can be tempting, but we urge you to read the following three reasons that it is not worth it at all, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
1. The Absence of Legal Knowledge and Perspective
The fact of the matter is that insurance adjusters have a lot of experience finding ways to reduce or deny insurance claims. They know the rules. They know how the law is applied. They have extensive resources to navigate these regulations. It is unlikely you have the same resources, knowledge, or experience. Insurance adjusters know what to say and how to make it seem as though a low settlement is actually a great deal.
However, an experienced attorney can instantly see through these tactics. They can prevent the delay or denial of your claim. We know what the damages should be and what is available to you. We know the guidelines and statutes of limitations that protect your right to fight for what you are owed. In short, we know how to help you get the best possible outcome for your case.
2. You Do Not Have the Time or Organization
It is tempting to think of negotiating a personal injury case as though it is similar to negotiating the price on a car. It is not. To negotiate in a personal injury case, you need to do research, get organized, and spend a lot of time. You need to gather all relevant documents, including past and present medical records, wage reports, witness testimony, expense statements – the list goes on and on. Without the right experience, you won’t know how to organize the documents, what to provide to the court, or how to analyze the data given to you by the defendant’s attorney.
On the other hand, when you work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we will be your advocate at every step. We will detail all the documents we need, when we need them, and how they can be used. We will prepare them for the court and demand the documents we need from the at-fault party.
3. You Do Not Have the Professional Leverage
The fact of the matter is that insurance companies do not take individuals as seriously as they do attorneys. They know that we know what a reasonable settlement is, that we know how to gather the facts to prove our case, and how to build an argument against them. They want to avoid going up against us in court, which is why they are more likely to offer us a fair settlement offer.
If you are ready to find out how a personal injury attorney can help you, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.