Is it Always Wise to File a Personal Injury Claim? Not in These Specific Situations
You may be eligible to file a personal injury claim if you were hurt in an automobile accident that was not your fault. But it is not quite that easy. Even when you have a strong case, it occasionally makes little sense to file. After reading this article to understand more about these circumstances, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to schedule a free legal consultation.
No injuries were reported
It might not be wise to launch a personal injury case if there were no injuries as a result of the collision and the at-fault party’s insurance agent is willing to buy the car from you for its fair market value. It is doubtful that any reward would be worthwhile the effort of submitting if you were just obliged to miss one or two days of work and there were no injuries.
But keep in mind to wait until you are certain you have not been wounded before signing away your right to sue. After an accident, you can feel OK only to find out that you have a major head injury a few days later. Before deciding that you were not hurt, see a doctor.
If the case can be handled in small claims court
Sometimes the sum recovered is so little that the case will finally wind up in small claims court. Yes, you have the right to a counsel in such situation, but it is likely that the cost of that attorney would be at least as much as the compensation you receive. Before choosing a representative to represent you in small claims court, make sure you are taking the attorney fee into account while weighing your alternatives.
If a fair settlement is being offered
In actuality, the insurance adjuster represents the interests of the corporation they work for, not yours. The first time they make an offer, they are not likely to make the greatest settlement they can. Having said that, they could present a reasonable deal. If you hired a lawyer, might you maybe receive a few thousand dollars more? Perhaps, but only after you had paid their price and waited several weeks or months.
A free legal consultation with an attorney is almost always valuable
Although hiring an attorney for your case may not always be the best course of action, it is always worthwhile speaking with one. The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas would be delighted to offer a no-cost legal consultation when you contact us. We will be frank in our evaluation of your top choices. Keep in mind that our costs are deducted from the amount of your reward. We will be honest with you if we do not think hiring an attorney would be very beneficial. Call us at 909-982-0707 right away to find out more.