You never know when you are going to get injured. However, if disaster strikes, it’s beneficial to have a skilled accident injury lawyer on your side. Let's take a look at some of the advantages of hiring an attorney:
- They are familiar with personal injury laws.
Laws related to personal injury will vary depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the accident and the state that it occurs in. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that an average person with no legal training will have any idea what the current laws regarding personal injury claims are in his or her particular state. Since the average person does not know personal injury laws, he or she is also unaware of legal entitlement. Insurance companies love to take advantage of people without representation because it allows them to pay settlements for much less than they should. An accident injury lawyer can tell you how the current injury laws in your state apply to your situation. He or she can help you use these laws to your advantage.
- They can win you a fair settlement.
Insurance providers are publically traded companies. They have a legal fiduciary responsibility to maximize profit for their shareholders. This means they will always try to pay the lowest settlements possible. Accident injury lawyers battle insurance companies in court every day. They are aware of the underhanded tactics insurance companies frequently employ in an attempt to get away with paying the lowest settlement possible. Many insurance companies will quickly offer a low settlement to a person who is not represented by a lawyer, hoping they will accept the deal and not go to court. An accident injury lawyer will not accept a lowball offer. Instead, they will make sure that you get every penny that is legally owed to you.
- They will represent you in court.
If you have received an offer from an insurance company that you feel is unfair, you will need to go to court to formally dispute it. Since you most likely don’t have the training to represent yourself in a court battle against an insurance company, it is in your best interest to seek the knowledge and skill of an accident injury lawyer. After all, the insurance company has a lawyer representing them, so why shouldn't you?
- They are motivated to help you.
The majority of accident injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they don’t get paid unless you receive a settlement from the insurance company. The more money your settlement is worth, the more money your lawyer will make. This fact ensures he or she will do his or her absolute best.