After a car accident, victims with injuries often have many questions. Should they see a doctor? How can they get compensation? Should they call an attorney or handle their case themselves? The truth is that there are many reasons why you should call an attorney to help you settle your injury case. First and foremost, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help answer the many questions you have and address your concerns. The following are only some of the many other ways a law firm can help.
You may believe that making an insurance claim is a black-and-white situation – that you present your information regarding your injuries and the company gives you a proper settlement. However, it is important to remember that insurance companies are in the business of negotiating. They start with a low settlement offer in hopes that individuals will accept it, which makes an accident victim ineligible to ever make another claim regarding that accident. Too many accident victims feel powerless in negotiations or fail to realize that an offer is inadequate and lose their rights to the compensation they deserve. To avoid this situation, you need a personal injury lawyer who is a skilled negotiator on your side to fight for your right to a settlement that adequately covers your losses.
The Litigation Process
In many situations, especially those involving serious injuries, an insurance settlement will never be adequate to cover your losses and you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. An attorney can advise you when this is the appropriate step to take and can guide you through the entire complex litigation process. This process involves following strict procedures to collect evidence to support your claims and the losses you are seeking. A skilled attorney will know how to use litigation to build a strong case to negotiate the settlement you deserve and will not be intimidated by the other party in your case.
At Torgenson Law, our personal injury attorneys have helped many clients successfully negotiate with insurance companies and adverse parties in lawsuits to ensure our clients receive a fair settlement. Consultations are always free, so you risk nothing by calling our office to discuss how we can help you.