O'Hara Law Firm
Why Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident Claim?
1. Higher Settlement Value
Insurance adjustors often attempt to take advantage of injured people who are not represented by counsel by making low settlement offers and refusing to increase their offers. Insurance adjustors know that most unrepresented parties do not have the knowledge and means to pursue a lawsuit without an attorney. Thus, an injured party can threaten all he or she wants, but the only way to force an insurance company to pay more is by filing a lawsuit. When an attorney with a reputation for filing lawsuits represents an injured party, the insurance adjustor knows a low settlement offer will not settle the case.
In addition, the lawyer knows how to increase the value of your case by obtaining evidence of lost wages, gathering all medical bills and obtaining other information in the format that auto insurance companies will accept as adequate proof of damages.
2. Access to Medical Treatment
Experienced personal injury attorneys typically can help injured clients obtain medical treatment. If a client does not have medical insurance, an experienced personal injury attorney can help the client find a doctor who will treat the injured person without insurance.