After an accident or injury, a victim may wonder whether to involve an attorney. It may seem that filing your insurance claim can’t be too complicated and that you should be able to recover the financial compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, this simply is not the case most of the time. An insurance company may attempt to use underhanded or deceptive practices to offer you a settlement below the true value of your claim or may attempt to deny or delay payment on a valid claim. Additionally, there is the question of whether the average person would know what his or her insurance claim should be worth, as well as whether he or she would know if there are other resources from which to recover financial compensation.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to accurately assess the value of a claim, take action to negotiate with the insurance company in order to pressure the full payment amount as quickly as possible, and explore any other possible options for financial recovery.
The benefit of working with an attorney will be that you will have the invaluable chance to recover the full value of your claim either in negotiations or in a lawsuit in civil court – whatever is necessary to maximize your recovery. The end result? Your increased ability to rebuild your life after even the most serious of accidents.