If you’ve been injured in a car accident, working with a personal injury attorney is your best chance at recovering the compensation you deserve. Although it is not legally required that you hire an attorney in order to recover compensation, it’s strongly recommended that you do so. Why? Here are some of the many benefits of working with a personal injury attorney after a car accident:
Attorneys Can Assess the Value of Your Claim
If you attempt to recover compensation without an attorney, how much will you ask for? It’s much more difficult to determine how much your claim is worth than it may seem. Why? Let’s say you have suffered a back injury in a car accident. The at-fault driver’s insurance company may compensate you for current and future medical expenses. But, to ensure you receive enough to cover all of your bills, you will need to calculate how much you think your expenses will be. If you don’t realize that you may need additional treatment in the future, you may underestimate the value of your claim and receive an unfair settlement that doesn’t cover your expenses. An attorney knows how to calculate both current and future damages so you won’t run into this problem.
Communicating With the Insurance Company
Personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators, so they will have no trouble communicating directly with the insurance company to negotiate the terms of a fair settlement. If you attempt to communicate with the insurance company on your own, you may end up falling for one of their tricks that affects your settlement. For example, an insurance adjuster may take some of your statements out of context and use them against you to prove that you were partially or completely at fault for the accident. This won’t happen when you work with an experienced attorney who knows how to handle an insurance company.
Access to Resources
Some personal injury cases are more complicated than others. In complex cases, you may need to call upon expert witnesses to prove your version of events. For example, you may need to hire an expert to reconstruct the car accident and prove the other driver was at fault. But, it can be difficult for you to find and hire these expert witnesses if you don’t have an attorney representing you. As a result, you may be unable to provide evidence that the other party was negligent.
Most personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom. However, there is a chance that your case will go to trial. If so, you will need an attorney who can represent you well in court and present a strong case that proves you are entitled to compensation.
Are you ready to work with a personal injury attorney now that you understand how beneficial it is to do so? Contact Reisch Law Firm today to talk to our team of personal injury attorneys who have experience representing clients in cases involving traffic accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and more. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.