Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, you may have friends who insist that you can handle your claim on your own. This overlooks the advantages a personal injury attorney offers in the administration of your claim.

When you hire an attorney for these matters you enjoy:

  • Legal expertise. You will make informed decisions based on the law, not on what the adjuster represents to you. Many claimants fall victim to misinformation that is advanced to encourage quick settlement–not represent your best interest.
  • More time for recovery. If you are recovering from injuries and attempting to manage pain, the last thing you need is to deal with endless paperwork, telephone calls, and a flood of email.  An attorney handles all of this for you and brings important items to your attention. This way you can rest rather than stress about the developments of your claim.
  • Better attention from adjusters. Insurance adjusters take your claim more seriously if there is an attorney involved. That communicates to them that your claim requires thorough attention. Attorneys also hold adjusters accountable so they are less likely to drag out a claim or continue with lowball offers.
  • Fair settlements. It is common for adjusters to pursue claimants to settle before they finish treatment. This never works to your advantage. If it is shown your injuries require further attention or result in longer-term disability, the insurance company is no longer responsible for those effects if you settle early. Attorneys protect you from this development and assure that you receive fair treatment during each stage of negotiation and settlement.

An accident is a disruptive experience. It affects every area of your life including work, family time, and favorite activities. Hiring an attorney is one way to reduce the disruption and secure reasonable compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.