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How To Know If You Need An Attorney For Your Personal Injury Claim

When you’ve been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to deal with is an insurance settlement. It may be tempting to just accept whatever the insurance company offers you so you can focus on the healing process and get back to your normal life. However, the settlement you are offered may not be enough to cover all of the costs of your injuries. One option to ensure you get a fair settlement is to speak with an injury lawyer. An injury lawyer can help guide you through the process and make sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries. If you are unsure whether or not you should hire an attorney, here’s how to know:

Your Injuries Are Severe

If your injuries are severe, long lasting, or permanent, there are going to be a lot of hidden expenses that you will not expect. Costs associated with loss of income, loss of consortium, and long-term medical expenses are difficult to calculate without understanding the entirety of the situation. No matter the circumstances if you have a severe injury from an accident, you will need the help of an attorney.

Your Claim Has Become Overwhelming

Florida has really complex insurance laws, there’s a ton of necessary paperwork to file your claim, and trying to understand and do everything you need to can be difficult. The learning curve on accident law is very steep, so it is important to have someone who can advocate for you if you get overwhelmed. Even if you have a strong understanding of what you need to do to get compensated fairly for your claim, dealing with everything and nursing an injury can simply be too much. An attorney can help take some of the pressure off. They will gather all the documents, negotiate with the insurance company, and work on your behalf so you can focus on the healing process.

The Insurance Company Has Low-Balled Your Injuries

Insurance companies are not in the business of paying claims, they are in the business of making money. So they will always try to pay as little for a claim as they can get away with. If you have received a settlement offer that isn’t fair, it’s time to talk to an attorney. Furthermore, if you have submitted a fair claim and it has been outright denied, you need to speak with an attorney. An attorney will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company and provide them with the documentation needed to ensure that you get paid the full value of your damages.

You Need Legal Advice

Finally, filing a claim can be a long and arduous process. There are many points where you may be presented with several options and don’t know which one is in your best interest. That’s when an attorney can be really helpful. Personal injury attorneys like the experts at , Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, and Walsh understand the complexities of the law and can help advise you to make the right choices. Even if you are handling the claim by yourself, you may still need advice at certain points. An attorney can help give the advice and guidance you need to make sure you are going to get the full value of your claim.

If you think you may need an attorney, give us a call for a consultation. We’ll review your case and explain how we can help. You may be tempted to settle your case on your own, but there are circumstances where it may hurt your claim.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

How To Know If You Need An Attorney For Your Personal Injury Claim

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