Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
After being injured in an auto accident is no time to start learning how to navigate the insurance world on your own. You may already be burdened with medical expenses and car repairs while being unable to work due to your injury. This is where a navigator or personal injury lawyer comes into play. They can help you file the proper paperwork and insure that everything is done by the book allowing you to focus on what you need to do to get better.
The insurance company is a business. They make their profits by paying out the least amount of money possible for your injury claim. They do this every day and have become successful for it. Likewise a good personal injury lawyer makes their profit by ensuring you get every cent that you are entitled to. In fact in my book “What Every Injured Victim In Washington State Must Know To Avoid Getting Ripped Off!”, I mention that Allstate paid out the average NON represented case at $3,464 while represented cases averaged $7,450.
If you are still wary about contacting a personal injury lawyer regarding your case there are four criteria in which I believe you should still at least speak with an attorney : If you have been seriously injured, or a loved one was killed as a result of an accident, the actions of the insurance company involved are unacceptable to you, your injury claim has been denied, or the at-fault party doesn’t have insurance. A quick consultation can help you decide if you are ready for legal representation.
The Cunnane Law Office has provided this content for informational purposes only. You should refer your questions to a personal injury attorney.