3 Reasons Why You Need An Attorney After An Accident

Have you recently been in an accident? Are you struggling with getting back to work and/or with paying your bills? If you've been injured as a result of someone else's carelessness, you are most likely due compensation. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get the compensation that you deserve from the insurance company responsible for the payout. You may even have been told that you need to get a lawyer but you've been avoiding this for various reasons. However, there are even more reasons why you should contact one as soon as possible. Some of the best or most important of these reasons include the following.

Less stress: Chasing down all of the paperwork that needs to be filed and trying to figure out if you're missing anything can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. If you're struggling to recover from an accident and are trying to get back to work, you don't need this additional hassle. An attorney can do almost all of this work for you so that you don't have to. Instead of having to cancel or postpone a doctor's appointment just so you can deal with the insurance company, you can be secure in the knowledge that it's being handled on your behalf.

Faster settlement: A lot of people view filing an insurance claim as a fast and easy way to get some extra money. Because insurance companies don't want to pay out on false claims, they're forced to scrutinize everything carefully, sometimes taking longer than they should to decide what to do about a claim. Hiring an attorney gives you instant credibility in the eyes of the insurance company. An attorney isn't going to take a case that he or she doesn't believe that they will be able to win, so the insurance company will automatically give your claim more weight than someone who opts to never use an attorney at all.

Fairer payment: Sometimes an insurance company just wants you to go away. In an effort to do this, they may offer you a small amount of money immediately in the hopes that you'll accept. If you do and it turns out to be insufficient for your actual needs, accepting the settlement offer negated your ability to go back and get more money. An attorney will help you to decide whether or not the amount that the insurance company is offering is a fair amount or if you should wait and try for a larger payment.

For more information, contact a local law firm like The Cochran Firm-Huntsville.

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After I was injured in a car accident, I wasn't sure what to do. I knew that I needed to find some kind of legal representation, but I wasn't sure where to turn. Fortunately, a friend of mine suggested a lawyer that I felt really comfortable working with, and he was really easy to talk to. We talked all about my accident and how it changed my life, and I really felt like he was listening. He was able to fight for the settlement that I deserved, and it was great to see the difference that it made in my life. Check out this blog for great information on understanding and fighting for your rights.