Is It Worth Getting a Car Accident Attorney?
Many people think that they do not need a lawyer after they have been in a car accident. They may think that they can handle the claim on their own or that the accident was minor enough that they do not need legal help. This could prove to be a big mistake.
Even a “minor” car accident could result in thousands of dollars of damages, both to your property and person. If you suffer even a sprain, you could be looking at significant medical bills. Then, you will get endless calls from the insurance company, trying to get you on the record with a statement that could harm your chances of compensation. Fortunately, by retaining a car accident attorney in Miami, you can protect your rights and maximize the chances of getting the compensation to which you are entitled.
How an Attorney Can Help with the Claims Process
While anyone injured in a car wreck should retain a lawyer, the need for an attorney is even greater for more serious car accidents. There are several parts of the claims process that you will need to go through to get the compensation you deserve. They often include:
- Establishing that someone else was at fault for the accident
- Proving your damages
- Agreeing with the insurance company on a settlement amount or presenting your case to a court
Each of these steps could be difficult for the average person who is already dealing with the aftermath of the car accident. If you cannot prove that someone else was to blame, you will not even be in a position to receive financial compensation. An experienced lawyer knows how to gather the necessary evidence that could be used to prove liability as well as damages.
In addition, accident victims who are represented by lawyers do far better on average in settlements than people representing themselves. This fact is backed up by substantial research. An attorney knows when the insurance company is trying to underpay a claim, and they may advise their client to reject the settlement offer and make a demand of their own.
Dealing with the insurance company is not something that the average claimant may know how to do without help. Insurance companies intentionally make the claims process difficult, and people who handle their own claims end up at a disadvantage. In many cases, they never even know what they could have received had they negotiated. Having an attorney gives you an idea of what your claim is worth.
An Attorney Will Cost You Nothing Out of Your Pocket
One of the main reasons why it is always worth it to get a car accident attorney is that it will not cost you anything out of your pocket. At the Iscoe Law Firm, we will only collect legal fees if we secure compensation on your behalf. If you do not obtain a settlement or award, you won’t owe us anything.
Call Us Today to Speak with a Miami Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident, the Iscoe Law Firm is here to help you. Call us today at (800) 800-6500 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.