If you’ve been in an accident or injured due to another person’s negligence, the first thing on your mind is getting better. That makes sense! However, it can hurt your ability to get the damages you deserve.
If you don’t have anyone in your corner, it can be tempting to accept the first insurance settlement that’s offered so that you can move on. If you do, you’ll leave thousands of dollars on the table.
When you work with a personal injury lawyer, we can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an accident lawyer.
You’ll Lose Out on Objective Representation
If you or a loved one has been hurt, it’s hard to represent yourself objectively. On the one hand, you might be in enough pain that you want to avoid conflict. On the other, you may push for more damages than you’re due because you’re angry.
When you work with a law firm, your lawyer can see your case from a professional and objective perspective. As a result, you’ll get everything you’re due with less hassle and conflict on your part.
You can’t count on the other insurance company to watch out for you. Their job is to settle quickly for a low price. A personal injury lawyer will look out for your best interest instead.
You Won’t Get Superior Negotiating Skills
Another excellent benefit of working with an accident attorney is that they are trained in negotiation. Our attorneys know when to play hardball and when to back off a bit so that you get the best deal possible.
Trying to negotiate your own settlement puts you in the dark. As an individual, you aren’t familiar with the tactics insurance companies use and can easily fall prey to their pressure. Even if you don’t, it can be emotionally draining to go through the process.
Let someone who has lots of experience negotiate your settlement. You’ll get what you deserve without the stress.
Your Case Will Move More Slowly
Without a lawyer on your side, the insurance company will take advantage of your desire to settle. If you try to negotiate or push back on the amount, the claims agent will drag their feet and delay their responses.
Over time, you can feel pressured to accept the offer just to be able to move forward. However, if you have a personal injury lawyer on your side, they know how to move things forward. No one loves going to court, and the real threat of a lawsuit can move a settlement forward.
At the same time, if you do have to go to court, having the right lawyer on your side makes a big difference. We can present the evidence in your case persuasively and win the compensation you deserve.
Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney Today
As you can see, there are significant benefits to working with an accident attorney. You don’t have to worry about being pressured or out-negotiated by insurance agents.
Instead, choose our law firm today. We have the experience to negotiate proper compensation for your injury — not just for today but for the long-term effects as well.
If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!