Why You Need an Attorney for Your Traffic Accident Claim
Many people have misconceptions about hiring an attorney after being injured due to another motorist's negligence. Dispelling these misconceptions and misinformation can help accident victims obtain the legal help they need to reach their fullest recoveries.
The Insurance Company
The biggest reason you need an attorney if you have been injured in a traffic accident caused by someone else's negligence is the insurance company itself. Yes, the insurance company gets paid to provide coverage, but it is not as simple as that. Consider all of the following:
Insurance companies are in business to turn tidy profits. The need to make a profit means they are motivated to decrease settlement offers by every mechanism available to them, including denying some valid claims outright. It is not merely a coincidence that insurance companies have the tallest buildings and the best-placed commercials; they can keep profits high by keeping settlements low. Insurance companies tend to start with low offers to quickly and inexpensively rid themselves of claimants who are too desperate or too misinformed to fight back.
Insurance companies are very adept at culling information from claimants, including obtaining medical records and recorded statements. This dissemination of data can be manipulated to degrade your claim and should be avoided. Your experienced personal injury lawyer will provide the insurance company with all the necessary information.
Your injuries could have long-term, overarching health implications that you may not even be aware of when you bring your claim. Further, your compensation must cover your full range of damages – and not just the ones you can think of off the top of your head. Insurance companies are very adept at sweeping in and making lowball settlement offers to dazed and confused claimants.
You Can Afford a Personal Injury Attorney
Many accident victims are afraid of hiring a personal injury attorney – as they watch their medical bills pile up, and their paychecks decrease. The fact is that you can afford a personal injury attorney and would be well advised to do so. Reputable personal injury attorneys generally work on a contingency basis, which means that they do not get paid unless you prevail on your claim (by receiving a settlement offer that you sign off on or by being awarded compensation by the court).
Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Killeen Personal Injury Attorney Today
If another motorist's negligence leaves you injured, you face an arduous journey toward recovery, which requires compensation that is commensurate with the totality of your damages (physical, financial, and emotional). Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen, Texas, is a formidable personal injury attorney who has vast experience helping clients prevail in traffic accident claims of every type. We care about you and your case, so please do not hesitate to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 for more information today.