Hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault? You may be wondering
if it is worth it to contact a lawyer or if it would be better to handle
an insurance claim on your own. While the decision to work with an attorney
is entirely up to you, there are several compelling reasons why it is
in your best interests to secure representation rather than facing an
insurance company by yourself.
Here are five reasons why you need a personal injury attorney after an accident:
Working with a lawyer may increase your chance of receiving equitable compensation. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers at their disposal whose job
is to avoid paying injured people what they are due by looking for ways
to avoid liability. They know they usually have the upper hand in these
situations, especially when the person seeking a payout is without representation.
When you put an experienced lawyer on your side who is familiar with not
only how to fight insurance lawyers, but how to maximize the value of
your claim, your chances of receiving fair compensation are increased.
An attorney can help you understand how much your claim if worth. Most injury victims are unaware of how much compensation they are entitled
to. When you bring your case to an attorney, they can investigate your
claim to determine exactly what damages you are eligible to pursue –
even some that you may not have been aware of. Depending on the circumstances
of your case, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses,
property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages from time away from work, and more.
A lawyer understands the ins and outs of the legal process. The average person does not have the depth of knowledge of the legal
system that is necessary to build the strongest possible case for compensation.
Without experience, it is extremely common for a person to unintentionally
do or say something that harms their case, preventing them from recovering
full and fair compensation – or any compensation at all.
If necessary, an attorney can try your case in court. While it is true that most personal injury cases never make it to trial,
it can be enough for you to have an attorney on your side who can keep
this option open in order to show the insurance company that you mean
business. The insurance company won’t want to deal with the time
and expense of a trial, and are more likely to offer you an adequate settlement up front.
An attorney is motivated to get results. The majority of personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis,
which means that they only get paid if they are able to make a recovery
for their client. This is enormously beneficial for you because you will
have an experienced professional working for you who knows how to prevail
in these types of cases and who is motivated to get you the most money
Ready to talk about your case with a lawyer? The Tempe personal injury
attorneys at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. are prepared to consult with you
about your legal options. Our highly rated firm has decades of combined
experience and is backed by a history of success. In fact, we have been
included in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and have
been named in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 list. We have
also received a Clients Choice Award and a 10.0 “Superb” rating
from Avvo. Choosing to work with our firm is a decision you won’t regret!
Call us at (480) 568-6622 to request a
consultation. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.