There is no law stating that you must hire a personal injury attorney. Technically, you can file an injury claim against an insurance agency on your own. But, a personal injury attorney has the knowledge and experience to go head-to-head with big insurance companies and their teams of lawyers.
In cases where you have suffered serious injuries, faced expensive medical bills, and/or experienced a significant loss of wages due to injury, insurance company lawyers will work to reduce the compensation you receive or deny the claim altogether. A personal injury attorney will serve as your personal advocate throughout the entire claim process, where your money, ability to work, and quality of life may be on the line.
A personal injury attorney works with each medical professional you have consulted to determine the type of injury you’ve sustained from the accident, the length of time it will take or has taken you to fully recover, and the cost of the medical bills you will face. Having this knowledge and a working relationship with your medical care providers will help your attorney to protect you from an insurance company’s disputing liability or refusal to pay for damages.
It is important to hire a personal injury attorney soon after your accident to begin the claims process as soon as possible and better your chances of winning the settlement you deserve. But, it is also important to find the attorney who is right for you. An ideal personal injury attorney is one who is experienced and dedicated, and whom you are comfortable with.
Begin your search by looking for attorneys who specialize in personal injury, which will ensure experience and some sort of reputation with personal injury cases. If your injuries are the result of a car accident, be sure to choose an attorney who has experience representing individuals who have suffered injuries specifically related to car crashes. It is important to note that not all personal injury attorneys have experience with cases that involve car accidents.
No matter how much experience an attorney has, if he or she cannot dedicate the time and effort you deserve to your case, they aren’t the right attorney for you. Look at the attorney’s case load and consider how open and willing to communicate the attorney has been with you up until that point. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a specific attorney, your claim process will be made all the more stressful.
At the end of the day, your instincts are just as important as the attorney’s experience and reputation.
Blick Law Firm understands the importance of acting quickly in the event of a personal injury, whether from an auto or boating accident, slip or fall, or medical malpractice. For proper representation and treatment during your personal injury case, call Blick Law Firm today at 888-973-2776!