Why it's Best Not to Settle without Legal Advice

Although some accidents cannot be prevented, many can. If you are the victim of personal injury due to the negligence of another party or individual, you will need to speak to an accident lawyer to learn more about what your options are. There are several factors to consider before starting any legal action. Many people make the mistake of simply filing an insurance claim after an accident, believing that the settlement they are offered is the limit of what is available to them. Yet the insurance companies are trying to minimize their costs whenever possible, and this applies to those who have been injured.

Usually after an accident, an insurance company representative will get in contact with you. This representative could be from your own insurance company, or the company for the other party that was involved in your accident. These professionals are known as adjusters, and it's important to understand that their aim is to get you to settle quickly for the lowest amount of money that you will be willing to take. By working with an accident lawyer of your own, you will stand less of a chance of accepting a settlement that's more in the interests of the insurance company than in your own.

Although an initial settlement might seem fair to you when you are looking at your first set of medical bills, you have to think about the future. If you've had a severe accident, it could leave you with a disability or reduce your ability to find and keep a job. You need to be compensated for future loss of income in this case. The cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation can add up as well, because not all injuries will heal quickly. Your accident lawyer will be able to look at the case from all sides and determine how much you really could be owed.

By choosing an accident lawyer who has a wealth of experience in the fields of personal injury or wrongful death, you will benefit from their expertise. A qualified attorney will be better able to know how much the insurance company should pay, and can help you gather the proper documentation to prove this in a court of law. Recovering from an injury is stressful enough, without having to worry about the legal side of it. This is why it's best to speak to a lawyer after any serious accident.


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

 

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