Here’s What Happens When You DON’T Get a Lawyer For Your Car Accident Injury
I’m sure you’ve seen us personal injury lawyers advertisements on TV, Facebook, or heard us on the radio. It sounds like we’re all saying the exact same thing: “If you’ve been involved in a car accident, call us!” If you take a minute to Google “McAllen Car Accident Lawyer” or “McAllen Injury Lawyer” you’ll find no shortage of us injury attorneys ready to fight for your injury claim.
With so many of us personal injury lawyers looking to represent you for your case, you might actually stop and ask yourself, “Why SHOULD I give them my case? Do I REALLY need a lawyer for my accident? What’s in it for them? What’s in it for me?”
What Happens When You Don’t Get A Lawyer For Your Car Accident Injury
Imagine this scenario: You’re driving along to work on the expressway when suddenly, you’re rear-ended by another car, pushing you head-on into the highway divider. You end up in the hospital to be treated for your cuts, sprains and are released. You notice a few days later that your back starts hurting so you go see a chiropractor or a physical therapist. You either pay for their services up front or maybe they’ll just bill you after–it doesn’t matter to you because you just want to feel better. Soon enough, you get an astronomically high bill from your trip to the emergency room along with other bills from other ER doctors and (if you didn’t pay upfront) bills from other providers. They’re starting to pile up and you’re starting to get nervous because what IF you don’t pay them, right? A few days pass and their insurance calls you with their offer and in an act of desperation, you accept their offer because it “looks like a lot of money.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to pay for all of your bills so now, you’re just going to have to pay for them yourself. Even worse, your back never gets better so you keep going to the chiropractor/physical therapist until they finally refer you to an orthopedic doctor, who recommends you get surgery. You consider getting the surgery but you know that the insurance money has already been spent on the ER bill and now you’re trapped thinking “I really should have asked for more money.”
Why Should I Hire A Lawyer For My Car Accident Injury Case?
Insurance Companies Almost ALWAYS Underpay Injury Claims
Plain and simple, insurance companies are always looking to pay out as little as possible on their injury claims. A report by the Insurance Research Council found that, on average, car accident injury victims who were represented by an attorney were paid 3.5 times more than victims who DID NOT have an attorney. The truth is, insurance companies adjust thousands upon thousands of claims every single day. Unfortunately, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re likely to be steamrolled by these adjusters whose job it is to pay you as little as possible. Realistically, especially when the facts of the accident aren’t clear-cut, the only way to get a fair shake against these large corporations is to partner with an experienced injury attorney who negotiates and deals with adjusters EVERY DAY.
An Injury Lawyer Can Help Get More Money For Other Reasons You Didn’t Realize
Experienced injury lawyers can help obtain money for economic damages such as any wages you lost from being off work due to your injuries or for the cost of any surgery you might need as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish. An experienced injury lawyer can help navigate you through the claims process to help ensure that you have the best possible chance of recovering economic and non-economic damages for your injury claim.
Contact The McAllen Car Accident Lawyers At Moore Law Firm
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