Insurance companies will often attempt to resolve cases directly with injured parties immediately following an injury. This early negotiation is an attempt to low-ball the value of the case and fool you into accepting an amount less than the full value of your case. It is critical that you reach out to a personal injury attorney right away if you are ever hurt from a car crash, slip and fall, or other dangerous condition for the following reasons:
1. They understand the law
Understanding the law is the single most important advantage insurance companies have over the average person. They understand what rights you have and what types of recoveries you are entitled to receive. If you do not hire a knowledgeable and dedicated personal injury attorney, you may miss out on the full value of your case. Worst of all, if you settle a portion of your claim without the benefit of an attorney, you will be unable to re-open the case later if your injury worsens or you discover further injuries. An excellent attorney will answer all the questions you have about what damages you are entitled to recover.
2. They prepare you to fight the insurance companies
The sign of a worthwhile personal injury attorney is that they are willing to sit down with you to prepare you for everything your lawsuit has in store. They will explain the essential steps from the beginning of the case and the essential elements of your case. Being prepared for what is coming will allow you to prepare and maximize the value of your case. When your case progresses to the discovery phase of the case, your attorney will also be able to prepare you for your deposition and the types of questions that opposing counsel is likely to ask. This preparation can easily make the difference between a valuable case and a case that is dismissed by the court. An excellent attorney will prepare you for your case at every step of the process.
3. They provide an impartial analysis of the case
A personal injury is often the worst experience of each client’s life. It is not unusual to have strong opinions about the value or impact the loss has had on your life. Despite these strong opinions, it is your attorneys’ job to prepare you for the long legal process and to understand the true value of your case. An excellent attorney will rely upon their experience in similar cases to evaluate and educate you about the development of your case so that you achieve the best outcome possible.
When selecting a lawyer, it is important to consider each of these aspects to choose the very best lawyer for your case. He or she should be someone that you are comfortable with, who you believe in to fight for you, and who provides the very best service. If you have the misfortune to be injured, please contact the law offices of Joumana Kayrouz today at 248-557-3645 to set up a free consultation appointment. Our staff and attorneys have helped thousands of clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars.