Reasons for Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Let’s assume you’ve been injured in an accident that was the fault of another person or entity, and you wonder if you need a personal injury attorney to settle your claim. Following are a number of reasons why enlisting the help of an attorney is a good idea and can result in your obtaining the compensation you deserve.
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We’re here to help when you’ve been injured in an accident and want to find out about filing a claim. Because we work on a contingency basis, you owe us nothing until your case is won. Call us at (800) 587-1889 to have a review of your case set up. During this free consultation, we can tell you whether you can file a claim, answer your questions and tell you what options are available to obtain compensation.
Hiring an Injury Attorney Can Result in a Larger Settlement
According to an Insurance Research Council (IRC) study, those who suffer an injury and use a lawyer to settle their claim received more than three times higher the amount than people who handle it themselves. In addition, 85 percent of the money insurance companies pay out for injury claims are paid to those who have retained an attorney. The insurance industry reports that those who use a lawyer still receive nearly three times the compensation, even after subtracting their attorney’s fees.
The Details Can Win or Lose a Case
Accident negotiations require strong evidence to support a client’s claim. A personal injury attorney gathers the evidence needed such as eyewitness accounts, accident reports, medical records, photographs, accident reconstruction and traffic surveillance footage. Because they know how to gather and compile the evidence to support your claim, it allows you to rest and recover from your injury, knowing your case is in good hands.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How to Deal With the Insurance Company
Face it. Insurance companies are in business to make money. In injury cases, they often make a low-ball settlement offer, hoping the injured party will settle quickly. Once the offer is accepted, the insurance company has no further responsibility. The insurance company can also stall with paying your claim or deny it altogether, even on a technicality. An attorney knows what your claim is worth and fights for every penny you deserve.
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Advise You of the Best Options
Every case is different, and some injuries continue into the future or cause permanent disability. A lawyer calculates your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, and advises you whether a settlement can be reached with the insurance company. If not, the case can be taken to civil court to obtain fair compensation. An attorney’s job is to get you the best result from your claim.
Using Legal Representation Ensures Paperwork Is Filed in a Timely Manner
Filing a claim for a personal injury in court or dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company means a lot of paperwork and deadlines. This is difficult for an injured party dealing with it alone because they are in pain and may not be up to it. By using an attorney, those deadlines are met and the paperwork correctly completed, which keeps the claim on track toward a fair settlement.
Olinde Law Firm Is Here to Help
The Olinde Law Firm stands by your right to fair compensation in New Orleans. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver or other entity, we are by your side all the way to help you get the compensation you need. Phone us today at (800) 587-1889 to schedule a free review of your case. You can also contact us online.