Why Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
While many will have individual and personal reasons why hiring a personal injury attorney is a benefit, here are five (5) of the main ones:
1. An Attorney Knows How Much Your Claim is Worth
Most people don’t know how much money they can get from their personal injury claims. Getting a high insurance settlement is more than just putting numbers in a program. It requires understanding the subtleties of your specific injury case. This includes analyzing your injuries, putting a value on your pain and suffering, understanding how the insurance companies work and negotiating your accident settlement.
2. An Attorney Understands the Legal Process
Even if you have a good idea of what your personal injury settlement might be worth, you will be unfamiliar with the legal procedures involved with litigating or mediating your claim. This includes not knowing which legal documents to file, how to properly complete forms, and the applicable statute of limitations. The gap in your legal knowledge may allow the insurance companies to beat you on a legal technicality.
3. An Attorney Improves Your Odds
Going against the insurance company is like preparing for battle. Undertaking such a battle by yourself is tantamount to showing up to fight with no weapons. The best weapon that you can garner for yourself is a skilled personal injury attorney who can increase your chances of obtaining a high insurance settlement.
4. An Attorney Is Motivated to Help You
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means they will only get paid if you get an insurance settlement. This is incredibly beneficial to you since you have someone who has experience working against insurance companies, motivated to help you get the highest settlement possible.
5. An Attorney Can Take Your Case to Trial
Most accident injury cases never go to trial. Statistics show that most personal injury cases are settled. Statistics also show that there is a high likelihood that a jury will rule against insurance companies. Therefore having an attorney representing you shows the insurance companies that you are prepared to go to trial. This will likely motivate them to an earlier and more equitable settlement offer.
Contact Valerie Garrett Law Office if you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, or if the other side is being contentious right out of the gate. You will probably want to put your personal injury case in the hands of an experienced attorney. You shouldn’t turn to just any lawyer for help; look for someone who has experience handling your type of personal injury claim — and whom you feel that you can trust. At Valerie Garrett Law Office you will have an attorney you can trust and who is experienced in personal injury cases to guide you through these tumultuous times. Our attorneys will support and guide you through each step of this process.
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