When someone is involved in an accident, they may not only be physically hurt but also worried about how to start the process of obtaining compensation for their injuries and paying any medical bills.
An accident is something that one is unprepared for. This article will help explain the 5 reasons you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney, immediately after an accident.
Our team of attorneys will make sure to take care of you and your family following an accident.
Reason 1: Hiring an Attorney Will Help You Avoid The Hassle
After an accident, the last thing you should be worrying about is dealing with insurance companies, speaking with doctors, and medical bills.
Hiring an attorney will allow you to focus solely on yourself and your loved ones.
Most are unsure of what to do following an accident, and all the parties involved will be asking you questions and sending you letters that you may not know how to answer.
Let us take care of that for you.
Reason 2: Hiring an Attorney Will Make You Feel Less Attacked
Your insurance company as well as the other party’s insurance company both have a team of attorneys working on their side to try and minimize the effects of the accident, so they don’t have to pay a big price following an accident.
Their job is to pay you as little as possible.
Once their insurance company is notified of your accident, they will begin researching and investigating the accident to get the cost down.
That’s why you need to hire an attorney so that we can even the playing field and help keep you from feeling attacked on all sides.
Depending on the severity of the accident, oftentimes, no one gets sued.
Either way, you still should be made aware of the time restrictions that you have in order to sue for your injuries following an accident.
Reason 3: Hiring an Attorney Will Help You Avoid Any Pitfalls
When filing a personal injury claim, many things can come up during the pursuit that can either trap you or allow the other party’s insurance company to unfairly compensate you for your injuries, or even the repair value of your car.
If you’ve never had to deal with a situation like this before, these are things that you might not be aware of. That’s why hiring an attorney is important so that you avoid any pitfalls.
If you make any mistakes while filing your personal injury claim, the other party’s insurance company will use that mistake against you in order to minimize the value of your claim.
If their insurance company decides to dispute the fact that their client was at fault, you will need an experienced attorney to defend you. Insurance companies will say that you don’t have enough proof to show that their client is responsible for your accident and expenses.
An experienced personal injury attorney will assist you with providing proof that shows the other party was indeed at fault. There are many elements involved in a personal injury case, and it’s wise to not choose to go at this alone. Let us help.
Reason 4: Hiring an Attorney Will Get You Properly Compensated
In legal terms, compensation is called “damages.” The bigger the case, the more an attorney will be able to assist you in collecting more money for the damages you received in your accident.
The insurance company for the at-fault driver owes you an amount of money. In order to get compensated fairly, we will first have to be able to explain, show, and prove through written documentation in court. If you don’t understand all of the various things that entitle you to compensation under the law, you won’t be able to get compensated fairly.
That’s why hiring a personal injury attorney to assist with your claim is important.
The financial loss after an accident can be devastating if the proper steps were not taken to protect you and your ability to recover. If you’ve sustained a long-term injury that lasts longer than a year, plus physical therapy and time away from work, medical expenses and bills will start to pile up.
A personal injury attorney will be able to consult with every medical professional involved in your case in order to get an idea of what your projected medical expenses will be following an accident.
Reason 5: Hiring an Attorney will Make You use The Insurance You’re Paying For
Filing a personal injury claim will not make your insurance premium go up. If you’re not at fault, you won’t have to work about your insurance company raising your premium going forward because the accident was not your fault.
Only if the accident was your fault will your premium go up.
Now that you know your insurance will not go up for filing a personal injury claim following an accident, why not use your insurance if you have it?
Why continue making monthly payments if you’re not going to file a claim following an accident that you know was not your fault? If that’s the case, why have insurance at all?
After an accident, you have to be able to get yourself and make yourself whole again. That’s why you have insurance. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney for matters like this can make the difference between a fair outcome or more stress on top of your current worries.
An experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago can help you pursue maximum compensation for your losses.
At Trapp & Geller, our personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of clients suffering from severe and debilitating injuries. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and their families.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-313-1423 to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago.