5 REASONS TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
You were hit by a careless driver. You suffered serious injuries. You are being treated, and you just want to move on with your life. Like many people in your situation, you may be wondering whether or not you need to hire a lawyer.
Here are 5 reasons why you may want to consider calling an attorney:
The Insurance Company Is Not Your Friend
You will be dealing with the negligent driver’s insurance company. This is a business that has no obligation to you. Its primary obligation is to its shareholders. While the insurance adjuster may seem friendly, keep in mind that his or her goal is to pay out as little as possible for each car accident claim.
Your Medical Costs And Other Expenses May Be Higher Than You Think
You can easily add up your medical bills and lost wages. However, you may be entitled to much more than that amount. First of all, your future medical expenses and lost wages need to be considered. You may also be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, which is much more complex to calculate. An experienced lawyer understands how to calculate all the costs associated with your injuries and pursue full compensation.
Your Attorney Can Take Your Case To Trial
The insurance company is powerful. Simply telling it to pay you fair compensation will not do any good. What reason does it have to increase its settlement offer? What leverage do you have to convince it to offer more? An experienced lawyer can take the case to trial, presenting the facts to a judge and jury and arguing for full compensation. A trial lawyer will leverage the threat of trial in order to obtain a fair settlement in a car wreck claim.
You Have To Prioritize Your Recovery
Your efforts should be focused on recovering from your injuries. You may have more doctor appointments, physical therapy sessions and surgeries on the horizon. The stress of trying to handle the legal side of things on your own may interfere with your recovery.
You Only Pay If Your Attorney Gets You Compensation
At Lloyd & DuPuy in Denton, we begin every personal injury claim with a free consultation. We also handle every claim on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay if we get you compensation, and if we do we only take a percentage of the amount we recover for you. In other words, there is no risk in hiring a lawyer.