Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you have been injured by the carelessness or recklessness of someone else, there are many people and things that may try to stand between you and the compensation that you legally deserve. The claims process can be challenging and one-sided if you are trying to deal with it on your own. The key is to get the help of an experienced attorney.
The Claims Process Is Detailed
Getting compensation for your accident injuries is not simple. Your claim or lawsuit will need paperwork and proof to back it up. These things take time. First, you would need to gather evidence about your own accident that could show what happened. Proving that someone else was responsible is a requirement for compensation.
Second, you would need to assemble all the paperwork to support your claim. You can count on the insurance company being a stickler about details. Your claim must be compelling and mistake-free. This is not something that people have the expertise to do on their own.
You Are Dealing with Injuries
Everything that we mentioned above must be done at the same time as you are dealing with physical injuries that you or a family member have suffered. Even though medical treatments and recovery is a must, the legal process is not put on hold. Instead, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Beyond that, any delays could lead to losing key evidence that you need to prove your claim.
This is difficult to do for anyone, let alone someone who may be dealing with serious medical issues. Simply stated, most accident victims do not have the time or capacity to handle the details of their own claim, even if they had the expertise.
The Insurance Company Is Not Your Friend
All of this comes when you are dealing with an insurance company that is determined to make your life as difficult as possible. They do not want to make it easy for you to get the money that you deserve. They have many tactics that they use to protect themselves from paying out money. The average accident victim has no idea what the insurance company is doing as they are doing it.
A lawyer deals with insurance companies every day. They are wise to their tricks. The attorney’s job is to keep the insurance company from trying to pay you far less than you deserve or even from denying your claim in the first place. They will evaluate any settlement offer and advise you whether it fairly compensates you in light of the actual value of your claim. On their own, the average claimant may take less than they deserve because they do not know how to negotiate.
Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, the Iscoe Law Firm can help you fight for compensation. Call us today at (800) 800-6500 or contact us Online to schedule your free initial consultation.