Getting seriously injured in an accident can bring your life to a screeching halt. You might not be able to work, or even to take care of yourself without help, on top of the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing as the result of your injuries. Handling a claim for damages on your own may seem like the responsible course of action but may in fact have serious negative consequences for the success of your claim. Read on to learn about ways that hiring a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can benefit you after an accident.
You’ll know what your claim is worth.
Negotiating with the experienced lawyers who work for insurance companies is hard enough when you have a good idea of what you should expect to collect in exchange for your claims. These negotiations get even more difficult if you don’t know the value of your claims, nor the types of money damages you should be requesting. An attorney will give you an accurate valuation of your claim and can negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you don’t settle for less than you deserve.
You can relax knowing that your claim is being handled by a professional.
Filing a personal injury claim isn’t a simple or intuitive process. If you’re lucky, you’ll only need to file a claim with an insurer, but some claims aren’t this straightforward. Representing yourself in a personal injury lawsuit will require hours of research and volumes of paperwork that you don’t have the time to complete, and you’re at risk of making a mistake that could destroy your claim. By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you can hand your claim over to someone with the experience and knowledge to fight for the damages you deserve in negotiations with an insurer or at trial.
You’ll be on equal footing with the other side.
When you file a personal injury claim, you’re likely going up against seasoned defense attorneys who have handled hundreds of claims just like yours. Rather than putting yourself at the disadvantage of being the only person in the room who doesn’t know the practices and laws pertaining to your case, hire a personal injury attorney who can ensure that you’re on a level playing field with your opponents.
You’ll be ready for trial if settlement negotiations fail.
Most personal injury claims resolve through a settlement. But if settlement negotiations fall apart, having a personal injury attorney means you’re ready to go to trial rather than settle for less than you need out of court.
If you’ve been injured in a serious accident in California, get help recovering the damages you deserve by consulting with the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Custodio & Dubey LLP, at (213) 632-5647.