If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. It can be difficult to manage your personal injury case on your own, so it is a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your potential case. There are many benefits to hiring a personal injury attorney.
California personal injury attorney Johann Hall has many years of experience handling personal injury cases. He knows what it takes to fight for the compensation that personal injury victims like you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to meet with us to discuss your potential case.
1. Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Gives You the Benefit of Their Knowledge and Experience
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you can sit back and let them take over handling your case for you. Personal injury attorneys have the experience and skills to present your case in a favorable way to give you the best shot at getting the most money in a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. With their negotiation skills, you will likely end up with a better result than if you tried handling your case on your own.
2. You Save Time and Energy by Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
Handling a personal injury claim by yourself is both challenging and time-consuming. You will have to order all of your related medical records and review them, as well as collect all of your bills and compile everything into a settlement demand letter highlighting the strengths of your case and issuing a demand for a specified settlement sum. Putting all of this together takes a lot of time, and it may be difficult to know where to begin in order to give the insurance company your best settlement demand package.
It also may be challenging to know how to begin settlement negotiations and what a fair and reasonable settlement is for your case. With a personal injury attorney on your side, all of these things will be handled for you. If a settlement offer is made on your case, your attorney will discuss it with you and explain the strength of the offer and present you with your options.
3. Settlements are Higher with a Personal Injury Attorney
A study done by the Insurance Research Council has found that accident victims receive significantly higher settlements when they are represented by a personal injury attorney as compared to individuals who handle their cases on their own. Again, this is likely due to the fact that personal injury attorneys have substantial experience handling these types of cases, so they know what to emphasize when making a settlement demand, and they also have the negotiation skills to achieve higher settlements.
4. Your Attorney Can Take Your Case to Trial If It Becomes Necessary
In some cases, reaching a settlement may not always be in your best interests. Depending on the facts of your case, you may want to reject the settlement offer and move forward with litigation and ultimately, go to trial on your case. This may be an option for you if the final settlement offer you are given is insufficient for your case and going to trial may result in a much higher award.
Additionally, depending on your case (and often, the insurance company for the at-fault driver) you may not even receive a settlement offer. The insurance company may opt to deny the claim, and if you wish to pursue it, you will have no other choice but to begin the litigation process and proceed to trial on the matter.
Either way, if you need to move forward with the litigation process due to an insufficient offer or lack of an offer, it will be much easier for you if you have a personal injury attorney on your side. Your attorney can help you make the decision as to whether you should reject a low offer or accept it, based on an evaluation of the facts of your case. It can be difficult to know if you should reject a final settlement offer or not if you are handling your case by yourself. Of course, if your case requires litigation, it is extremely difficult to successfully handle that on your own without the help of a personal injury attorney.
If you have sustained personal injuries due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to speak to a personal injury attorney. Call our office today at 707-360-8717 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment to meet with California personal injury attorney, Johann Hall. He is ready to get started fighting for your right to compensation.