Many people contact our firm wondering whether or not they really need an attorney for their personal injury case. Often people will say, "I'm worried because I'm not trying to make a bunch of money off this crash", or "I just want to do the right thing, I know it was just an accident". They seem to feel as though by getting an attorney they are potentially capitalizing on the at-fault drivers' mistake. This could not be farther from the truth.
What they fail to realize is that they will not be dealing with the person who hit them, but rather that person's insurance company and that insurance company is in the business of limiting claims.
Also, knowledge is power. The insurance company and their adjusters and lawyers will have a much larger knowledge base about this process than the average person. Most people do not know what to disclose or not disclose to the insurance company,how to document their injuries, how to gather all their records, how to strategically utilize their own insurance or medical payments coverages, the pitfalls of having to reimburse their health insurance or medicare/medicaid insurance, how to properly present the story of their injury case, how to document lost income and how to determine the value of their case, among a variety of other things. This requires substantial knowledge in the field and the processing all of these elements of a personal injury case can be tedious and time consuming.
Do not feel guilty for getting the help that you need to fairly compensate you for your injury claim. The insurance company certainly would not feel bad for you if you undervalue or unsettle your case.
Give us a call today for a free consultation on your personal injury case at 404-436-1529!