After an accident, it can be tempting to try to handle the legal side on your own. This is especially true if the matter appears straightforward at first glance. However, it is to your advantage to at least speak with a personal injury lawyer in almost all circumstances. Discover the following four explanations, then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to schedule a free legal consultation.
We can defend you from typical insurance company ruses
Even though the insurance adjuster is kind, they are not on your side. They want to weaken or refute the allegation. When you engage with an experienced attorney, we are familiar with the law and the typical tactics they will use. We advise against communicating with the insurance adjuster in any way; leave that to your lawyer. Never consent to providing the insurance company with a recorded statement without an attorney present.
To establish liability
You cannot rely on the insurance company of the party who was at fault for the accident simply agreeing to pay your claim if it is not completely clear who was at fault. They will require proof that their client is at fault, nevertheless. Your lawyer has the expertise required to interview witnesses, consult with experts, examine photos, and take other measures required to prove your case.
To support the value of your claim
You must also demonstrate the value of your argument after establishing that the other party was at fault. Naturally, a lot of this depends on the actual property damage and your injuries. Your medical expenses and needs, for instance, would probably be lower if you fractured a leg than they would be if you had a spinal cord injury.
Your attorney will make the case for compensation for both future expenses as well as past expenses. For instance, future medical care needs ought to be met. This should be covered if you will soon be missing work due to frequent doctor's appointments. Your lawyer is knowledgeable about every scenario in which you might require recompense in the future.
To aid in preventing delays in the case
The insurance company may attempt to prolong the case if you reject the initial offer they provide. They do this, among other things, because they are aware that the majority of accident victims have immediate medical and other bills that must be paid. The insurance provider believes that if they keep you waiting long enough, you will take them up on whatever offer they make in order to settle the matter quickly and pay off some obligations.
Your lawyer will put forth a lot of effort to secure for you the swift payment you require in addition to the compensation you are entitled to. To begin, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right now.