If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, a personal injury attorney can help you deal with car insurance companies and ensure that you receive fair treatment in settlement negotiations.
There are many benefits to hiring a personal injury attorney when you’ve been injured in a car accident, especially if your injuries are serious. Thankfully, you don’t have to deal with your insurance companies every day and a lawyer knows how to.
A lawyer understands the process of reaching a settlement, and because they’ve seen cases like yours, most personal injury law firms have a good idea of the type of settlement you can expect. An attorney also understands how to negotiate with auto insurance companies to get you the fairest settlement possible. An experienced personal injury lawyer knows the particular laws that apply to your accident. Because of this, they may see other avenues for settlement that you don’t. This can be especially important if the accident involved an uninsured driver. If your injuries turn out to be worse than you and your doctor thought, and you have already accepted a settlement offer, there will be nothing you can do about it since you must give up any and all future claims arising out of the accident when you settle. A good lawyer will advise you to wait until you know the full extent of your injuries, and would help you to determine the right time to accept an offer.
“How do I pick a personal injury lawyer?”
- Look for a lawyer who has experience and a good record settling personal injury cases. Some of the ways to find an attorney who specializes in auto accident settlements include:
· Ask friends, family and associates.
· Call your state bar association.
· Check with a lawyer referral service.
· In states that allow lawyers to advertise, you may find one through an ad.
2. Discuss all fees and costs at your initial consultation.
· Get any details in writing before you make a commitment.
3. Choose a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable discussing your case and with whom you can be honest.
If you have been involved in an accident, please do not hesitate to call Brock Law Offices. We offer a complimentary strategy session on all cases.