When you’re hurt due to someone else’s negligence, their insurance company may give you an offer before the wounds have fully healed. While accepting this may simplify a daunting process, it may also leave you without enough to cover the medical expenses, let alone your lost wages and other damages. Before speaking with insurers, speak with an accomplished personal injury attorney.
When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
You’ve Been Seriously Hurt
Insurance settlements are final. Once you accept an offer, you won’t be able to sue for further damages, even if the injuries are worse than they initially appeared. Based on their experience with similar cases and legal knowledge, a personal injury attorney can accurately evaluate the damages and determine a fair settlement amount that includes the cost of future treatment.
Liability Is Difficult to Determine
In some instances, determining who is at fault for your injuries is straightforward. Perhaps a driver ran a red light and caused a car accident or someone’s pet attacked you. However, many cases are more complex, especially if the other party accuses you of causing the accident. With their investigative resources, personal injury firms can reconstruct the accident and prove liability.
The Claim Has Been Denied
To lower costs, insurance companies routinely deny valid claims in the hopes that victims will abandon the case. An experienced attorney can leverage the threat of an expensive lawsuit to bring insurers back to the negotiating table and compel them to make a fair settlement offer.
If you or a loved one has received a personal injury, The Gil Law Firm in Dothan will help you achieve justice. Their team has represented clients throughout Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. They will work aggressively to collect the compensation you deserve. Visit their website or call (334) 673-0100 to schedule a consultation and follow their Twitter for more news and legal tips.