At some point in your life, you or someone you love may get involved in a serious accident due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else. While caring for your injured family member or during your own recovery, you may be overwhelmed with emotions and may not have the time to handle the insurance, medical, and claim settlement processes that follow. That is why it is best to hire an attorney to help you with your claim.
Here are some of the key reasons why an attorney is needed to settle an accident injury claim:
After an accident, most victims are unaware of how much money they can get for their personal injury claims. Though there are tools that can help you get a rough idea of the value of your claim, it will not provide you an accurate measure. Obtaining a favorable settlement requires comprehensive understanding of the subtleties of your specific injury case. After all, no two injury claims are alike. Seeking the assistance of an attorney allows you to leverage their expertise in getting a higher settlement.
Comprehends the legal process
Even if you have an idea of the worth of your claim, you may be unfamiliar with the legal procedures involved in settling a claim such as which legal documents to file and the applicable statute of limitations. It’s important to understand that insurance companies strive hard to pay the minimum compensation. Your lack of legal knowledge may provide an opportunity to insurance companies to beat you on a technicality and you may end up getting a much lower settlement than you’re entitled to.
Most claimants who are not represented by an attorney fail to take into account the statute of limitations. Every state has a particular deadline within which the claim needs to be filed. If the lawsuit is not filed before the statute of limitations expires, you may lose the right to sue the adverse party and receive compensation.
Most victims don’t understand that insurance policy limitations or exclusions may affect their claims. If your insurance company denies your claim, it’s best to seek the assistance of a professional attorney. Under these circumstances, only a trained attorney can protect your interests.
Professional legal representatives have the experience and knowhow to deal with complicated personal injury cases. If you are planning to settle your case, consult an attorney right away.
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Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney.
– Insurance Research Council Study 2004