Experienced Attorneys Serving Injury Victims throughout Kentucky
A personal injury does cost money, but with that fee comes expertise and representation that an injured person cannot bring to the table on his or her own. A personal injury attorney is also more likely to yield higher compensation value than if a victim negotiates with insurance companies on his or her own.
For those who assume that they do not need an attorney, there are critical benefits you could be missing out on. So, consider the benefits of hiring professional counsel before you discount the idea entirely.
Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
1. An Attorney Knows How Much a Claim is Worth
Most accident victims do not know how much the claim is worth, and insurance companies know it. That is why they will offer what seems like a generous settlement, but know that the victim will not calculate long-term costs and multipliers that he or she is eligible for.
Getting the right compensation amount is more than putting a few numbers into a computer program. It is also about knowing the long-term costs, pain and suffering, and other damages that software programs cannot compute.
2. Attorneys Understand the Legal Process
Even if a victim understands how much the claim is worth, the legal process of filing a claim in court is time-consuming. There are strict procedures, and if the plaintiff does not meet those requirements or file paperwork within a set number of days, the case may be dismissed.
Also, insurance companies can use legal technicalities to have the case dismissed, or a victim’s compensation dramatically cut. When the victim does not know his or her rights or the law, victims cannot fight these technicalities.
3. Attorneys Increase the Odds of Success
Going against an insurance company for compensation is not easy. When a plaintiff represents him or herself, he or she decreases the odds that the victim will win the case or receive a fair settlement. No matter how much you prepare or research the law, nothing increases the odds of success as much as hiring a personal injury attorney.
4. A Personal Injury Attorney is Motivated to Help Clients
Personal injury attorneys work for their victims. They also work on a contingency basis. So, if the personal injury attorney were to lose the case, he or she would not receive payment. This fact alone motivates an attorney to advocate for the client and ensure that he or she receive a good settlement.
5. Attorneys Can Take the Case to Trial
If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement or negotiate whatsoever, the attorney can take the claim to court and represent the client. If the client is in the hospital or is still recovering, the attorney can represent the case at trial while he or she recovers. The attorneys are advocates for the victim and his or her right to compensation. They work as an extension of the client’s rights. Having an attorney tells insurance companies that the victim is willing to go to trial if necessary, which often motivates insurers to settle.
Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you were injured due to the negligent acts of another person, contact Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC today. We advocate for our clients right to compensation and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us or requesting more information online.