You may never have needed to use attorney services in the past. Being injured in an accident, however, can leave you feeling vulnerable and isolated. You have just been through a traumatic event that left you with painful injuries. You may need extensive medical care. Bills and expenses can quickly pile up. Insurance companies are likely already calling you and asking what can feel like a million questions. It can be a lot to handle, to say the least. Having a personal injury attorney can not only relieve this burden substantially but can also help you protect yourself and your legal rights
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
You do not need an attorney to deal with insurance companies. You do not need an attorney to represent yourself in court, but failing to retain a personal injury attorney if you have been injured in an accident can be a mistake for a number of reasons. First of all, handling the intricacies and logistics associated with pursuing a damages claim with an insurance company can easily feel like a full-time job. The stress can increase exponentially when you have to balance it with healing from your injuries and simply trying to manage day-to-day life. A personal injury attorney, on the other hand, has the knowledge base and experience to navigate these familiar waters. It can be a heavy burden removed from your shoulders knowing that a professional is representing and pursuing your best interests.
Furthermore, insurance companies may try to take advantage of an unrepresented individual. After all, insurance companies are businesses and will look to save money at every turn. This means they may try to pressure you into settling quickly and well below what your claim is actually worth. When you have a personal injury attorney, however, an insurance company will likely be less inclined to try and offer low ball settlement amounts. A personal injury attorney will have a much better understanding of how much your claim may be worth and will work to pursue that full and affair amount.
Additionally, while many personal injury claims settle without the need to go to court, some claims need to be litigated in order for the injured party to receive the damage award to which they are entitled. The process of bringing a case to trial is, in many ways, even more complex than the initial claims procedure initiated with the insurance company. Should your claim needed to go to trial, having an attorney representing you who has a thorough understanding of you and your case can be invaluable. Not only will having an attorney to represent you at trial be a relief but having an attorney can also help you avoid trial. When you have an attorney, an insurance company will likely understand that, should your claim fail to settle, that you will pursue the matter in court.
Personal Injury Attorneys
Have you been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else? Do not hesitate to reach out to the knowledgeable, experienced attorneys at SoCal Injury Lawyers. Contact us today.