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Do I need a lawyer after a personal injury?

by | Feb 23, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Car accidents, slip-and-falls, and dog bites are all personal injuries that seem to come out of nowhere. No matter what type of injury you sustained, you may have noticed that the at-fault party’s insurance is working fast to help you. When you already have someone helping you, do you need to get your own legal representation?

A car accident can cost a victim thousands of dollars in damages, but that does not mean that the victim’s compensation will match that. Fair and full compensation is not a guarantee, which means that you will need to ensure that you put up your strongest fight for it.

How a lawyer can help you

While this may have been your first every serious personal injury, a personal injury attorney will have seen similar scenarios dozens of times or more. Their experience can be the rock you need to navigate through the claims process, and they may be the only person actually looking out for you.

Insurance companies market themselves as a group that cares about you and wants to help you through dark times, but the reality is that they are a business like any other. Like all businesses, insurance companies’ goal is to make money, and they do that by minimizing the compensation you receive for your injuries.

Attorneys can negotiate on your behalf and fight to maximize the compensation you receive and help you receive it as soon as possible. Without a lawyer, you may not know the settlement you received is actually far less than the settlement you deserved.

Do not settle for less

Insurance companies are not on your side, and they are not likely to give you the maximum compensation. Let a lawyer’s experience be the advantage you need while you are fighting to secure the best possible outcome in your personal injury claim.