4 Essential Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident
While you are not legally required to hire a personal injury attorney if you have been involved in a car accident, it is highly recommend that you do. Keep reading to discover four reasons that it is to your benefit, then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for your free legal consultation.
- It Will Show the Insurance Company That You Are Serious
- We Can Settle Liability Disputes
- We Can Prevent Mistakes from Being Made
- You Are Likely to Get a Larger Settlement
When you hire an attorney, you immediately show the at-fault party’s insurance company that you are serious about getting the compensation you deserve. This shows them that you mean business and that you are not going to simply accept the first offer they send over. It shows that you know you have valid grounds for a claim and that you know what it is worth.
The crux of your case involves proving who was at fault for the accident. It is likely that the insurance company will either try to prove that you were at-fault or that their party was not at fault. They are looking to deny your claim entirely, but even showing that you were partially at fault can significantly reduce your claim.
Without an attorney, you will be unlikely to have access to the evidence you need to prove who was at fault. We can launch a full investigation to get the necessary evidence that shows who was at fault. We will interview witnesses, analyze evidence from the scene, look at the police report, and work with experts such as accident reconstructionist experts.
When a person is not familiar with the way insurance companies and personal injury claims work, it is common for a mistake to be made. For example, the insurance adjuster is likely to call you after the accident, request that you provide a recorded statement, and ask you questions about the accident. They may seem nice and fair, and you may think it is fine to do this. It is not.
The fact of the matter is that this recorded statement can and will be used against you. You do not have to admit to fault to have put your case in jeopardy. Something as simple as saying, “I’m fine, how are you?” when the adjuster begins with a polite inquiry into how you are can be used to show that you are not injured.
Studies show that when a person is represented by an attorney, they receive a larger settlement than if they settled on their own. In fact, plaintiffs who work with an attorney will receive 3.5x the settlement they would get if they did not work with an attorney.