There is no specific guide out there that will tell you exactly when to hire an attorney – or if you need one. However, after an injury, it is in your best interest to speak with someone who understands the law. The services of a personal injury attorney could be beneficial. Not only will an attorney help you with your claim, but he or she can also provide you with the time that you need to recover mentally and physically – while the attorney handles the legal aspects of your recovery. Below are just a few of the things that you should consider, when thinking of whether or not to hire an attorney.
Discussions with Insurers
After an accident, an insurance claims adjuster will likely contact you. While the adjuster may seem as though he or she is on your side, the adjuster is truly working an angle to get your trust – so that he or she can use anything that you say against your claim. A personal injury attorney will make sure that medical bills are paid after an accident, and protect you from the bullying tactics used by insurers.
Statute of Limitations
Another reason to consider hiring an attorney is that there is a strict time limit for filing your injury claim. Even if you were legitimately injured, if you do not file your claim within the set timeframe of the law, you will not be eligible to collect compensation. An attorney can work on your claim while you work on recovery – and make sure that all necessary paperwork is filed before the statute of limitations runs out.
Insurance Companies Employ Experts
Insurance companies will have the odds in their favor, if you work alone. This is because they have the funds and legal resources at their disposal to minimize how much they pay out on accident claims. To even the playing field, you need a legal representative who has experience in handling these companies. Insurance companies, even your own carrier, are going to protect their own interests. They will work hard to nickel and dime your settlement – and may even deny your claim altogether. A personal injury attorney will represent you during negotiations, and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
A Law Firm Has Support Staff
Most importantly, a personal injury law firm will have staff to work on your case. The Slocum Firm, PC is known for our ability to resolve cases long before they reach trial. This reputation is due to our impeccable team, and each member’s dedication to our clients. We work hard to find the right evidence, draft documents, and bring a resolution to our clients’ cases without the long, drawn-out process of a trial.
Contact The Slocum Firm, PC Today
If you have been seriously injured, let our staff help you in filing your claim, negotiating with insurers, and getting the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. We understand what you are going through, and we know that you have a lot of questions. That is why we offer a no-obligation consultation for all new clients. Schedule yours today by calling 888-367-4577, or filling out our online contact form. One of our expert attorneys will be in touch with you shortly.