Five Things Personal Injury Attorneys Can Do To Help Car Wreck VictimsJanuary 12, 2017
Representation following a car wreck can help ease your physical and financial recovery. If you were in a car wreck and received medical treatment paid by health insurance or it is still owed to a hospital, you may be liable for the bills. An attorney with a successful track record of dealing with insurance companies will know how to examine the value of your case and the likelihood of success. There are many other benefits an attorney can provide you that will ease the entire process. Here are the top 5 benefits you will experience by hiring a successful personal injury attorney following your car wreck:
- Assess and Fully Investigate Your Claim
Personal injury is a complex area of law. An experienced attorney can help you assess your claim and determine your most appropriate legal options available to you. Additionally, a competent personal injury attorney will fully investigate your claim to fully prove your case. They may have an investigative team of experts to discover the technical aspects of your case. They know the ins-and-outs of the law and what is needed to prevail at trial.
- Fair Treatment By The Insurance Company
In bad faith cases, adjusters may offer unfair settlement amounts hoping the person will not understand whether the amount is fair, but will believe they have no choice but to accept. Attorneys who know the law stand up to insurance companies and make sure they treat their clients fairly. By retaining an attorney, you can rest assured that the insurance will have to communicate to you through your attorney and that the claim will be handled treated fairly.
- Settlement Negotiation
After investigating your case and uncovering the hidden facts, an attorney will turn his attention to settlement. Typically, trial can be an emotional and lengthy process. By negotiating a settlement, you can avoid the time consuming nature of trial and uncertainty. An experienced attorney will know the true value of your claim and will not accept a lowball settlement offer. Insurance companies and defense lawyers will negotiate more fairly with a skilled attorney than they would with a client representing themselves. Negotiations can also take place through a process called mediation, where the sides agree to negotiate through a neutral third party. If the settlement offer is not fair, an experienced attorney will have a trial strategy.
- Negotiate Reductions on Medical Bills
Medical expenses and can be a major financial burden following a personal injury. After a settlement or jury verdict is obtained, an experienced attorney will negotiate reductions with your medical providers so you can retain more of the settlement. In the event the settlement is less than your medical bills, your attorney will work to negotiate discounts with medical providers so that your medical bills are paid in full. An experienced attorney will also work to extinguish any lien a medical provider may have placed.
- Work On a Contingency Basis
Lost wages and high medical expenses can make it tempting to accept a lowball settlement offer from an insurance company, even if you know it is not in your best interest. That is why personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they do not get paid unless you do. If a personal injury attorney cannot obtain a settlement or a verdict at trial, you do not have to pay for any of the expenses or the attorney’s time. If the attorney wins, your contract will specify how the attorney is compensated. There is no financial risk in hiring a personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved have been involved in a car wreck and has suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of another person, please contact us immediately. The attorney’s at the Amaro Law Firm have successfully handled all types of personal injury cases and can help you obtain proper compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm work on a contingency fee contract so you do not have to pay anything unless they are successful. They have decades of experience investigating and assessing claims. Contact us for a free consultation.