This is an important question, and one that many lawyers fail to explain to potential clients. A personal injury attorney has a good grasp of the laws that apply to auto and trucking accidents, workplace accidents and accidents that are caused by the actions or negligence of others. A good personal injury attorney knows the rights of injured people and the responsibilities of insurance companies.
Unfortunately, what is in the best interest of the insurance company is frequently not in your best interest. Insurance companies often try to pay the least amount they can get away with. They will use traps to get you to admit fault or use techniques and tricks that make low-ball settlement offers sound like the best you will get.
An attorney knows approximately how much your claim is worth based on past cases and is practiced at obtaining a full settlement. He will be able to explain the factors that have an effect on your situation. Most importantly, retaining legal counsel shows that you are serious about your claim. This adds to your credibility.
If you hire our firm, we will gather and develop the information that is relevant and important to your case. We will give you an objective opinion about the strength of your case and the potential value of a settlement. We will coach you on what to sayóand what NOT to say. If you wish, we will speak on your behalf. As your advocate, we will stand up to your insurance company and help you past tricks and traps that they may use against you.
We will use our knowledge and experience to negotiate the best claim that we can based on your circumstances. If we decide together that a settlement offer is insufficient, we will file suit and represent you at trial.