If you have been harmed in an accident, you may be wondering if you have legal grounds to file a lawsuit. You can also be considering your alternatives for moving forward. While contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible is the best choice, we understand that you may have additional concerns. Read on for answers, then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000.
Is it truly necessary for me to hire an attorney?
You are not legally obligated to hire an attorney, but it will almost certainly be beneficial to you. If you're dealing with the insurance of the at-fault party, keep in mind that the insurance company is not a non-profit organization. They're in business to earn money, and they don't make money by paying out the most money possible on claims. As a result, they may try to provide you less than you are due, postpone your claim, or even reject it. Working with an attorney who will fight for you is the best way to avoid this.
Isn't it possible for me to manage this on my own?
The fact is that only a seasoned attorney will be able to negotiate with insurance companies. The insurance company is almost certainly going to try to get you a low-ball settlement officer. The insurance firm employs skilled, experienced, and professional negotiators. They may request medical records, statements, and other information that they do not have a legal right to, which could jeopardize your case. You may believe that you must turn over whatever they want for if you don't have the correct attorney, which might result in you losing thousands of dollars in claims.
Isn't it cheaper to do it yourself?
You may save money by doing it yourself, but if you only obtain a quarter of the settlement you should have, you will not save money in the long term. Also, keep in mind that you do not have to pay us up advance. You are responsible for paying us out of any prize you get. As a consequence, there is no risk to employing us and we have as much involved in earning you the maximum reward as you have in receiving the largest prize.
When is it appropriate to seek legal advice?
After your accident, as quickly as feasible. It's important to keep in mind that witnesses might forget facts rapidly, and tangible evidence can be lost. We can start working on your behalf as soon as we become involved.
That said, you also have two years following an accident to bring a personal injury claim, in most situations. The bottom line is that if you're unsure if you need a personal injury attorney, we recommend calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation as soon as possible.