While you can deal directly with the insurance company, it may not be in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer can take the burden of building your case off your shoulders and protect you from bad-faith insurance practices.
Instead of handling your case alone, have your personal injury attorney deal with the insurance claims process on your behalf so you can take steps to protect the compensation you deserve.
Why You May Decide to Hire Our Personal Injury Lawyer to Help You
Dealing directly with the insurance company comes with substantial risk. Insurers often use tricky tactics to attempt to lower your settlement amount. You might not be aware of these tactics without help from our personal injury team.
Some of the benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney from our firm include:
Your Personal Injury Attorney Investigates Liability
You can rely on your personal injury lawyer to investigate liability for your damages. Insurance companies will do their own investigation to determine liability, but they may try to claim that you were liable for causing the accident.
Whether you live in a no-fault or fault insurance state, the insurance company needs to know how the accident occurred and who caused your injuries. By having a personal injury attorney investigate the cause of your accident, you can provide the insurance company with compelling evidence that proves your right to compensation.
Personal Injury Lawyers Collect Valuable Supporting Evidence
Throughout the course of your lawyer’s investigation, they will obtain compelling evidence to prove liability and the severity of your injuries. When insurance companies conduct investigations, you may not have access to the evidence they obtain.
This could include photos of the accident scene or property damage, reviews of forensic evidence, and more. However, when you work with a personal injury lawyer, you have the right to review all the evidence uncovered during your investigation. Examples of such evidence could include:
- Surveillance footage of the accident
- Video recordings of the collision in the aftermath of the crash
- Copies of the defendant’s chemical blood alcohol test results
- Analysis from electronic data recorders or black boxes
- Copies of the defendant’s cell phone records
- Photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident
- Reports from accident reconstructionists and police
- Witness and bystander statements
- Testimony from expert witnesses, friends, and family
- Personal journal entries that attest to the significance of your injuries
Your Injury Lawyer Pursues a Fair Case Outcome
While insurance companies are more likely to attempt to reduce the amount they pay you, your personal injury lawyer has your financial interests in mind. We always prioritize your needs, unlike the insurance company that puts its profit margins first.
Where insurance companies attempt to blame you for causing the accident, misrepresent coverage limits, or process your claim in bad faith, your personal injury lawyer will be there helping you fight for justice and pursue fair compensation for your damages.
Personal Injury Lawyers Negotiate With Insurers
You may feel intimidated as you receive your first offer from the insurance company if you receive one at all. Having your personal injury lawyer handle the insurance company means they will also manage the negotiation processes.
You do not need to feel intimidated or taken advantage of when you have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney negotiating with the insurance company. We understand the actual value of your claim and only care about making sure you are repaid reasonably for your suffering.
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Potential Issues With Insurance Claims
You might face several issues in dealing with the insurance company on your own. Your personal injury lawyer will be ready to help address these issues from the start:
Shared Fault Accusations
One issue that could come up in your insurance negotiations is shared fault accusations. Being accused of sharing fault could be devastating for your claim. The insurance company could reduce your compensation or deny your claim altogether if you are partially responsible.
Your lawyer will ensure fault is assessed accurately to protect your right to compensation throughout every step of the insurance claims process.
You may not receive compensation for all your losses through just an insurance claim. Since insurance companies are only legally obligated to pay out up to the highest limits of the policyholder’s policy, you may have remaining damages the insurance company is not required to cover.
When this happens, filing an insurance claim alone may not adequately meet your financial needs. Our personal injury lawyer can advise you on your legal options.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at Jenner Law for Help Today
It may benefit you to hire a personal injury attorney rather than dealing with the insurance company directly. You can contact a member of our team for a free consultation.
We will discuss your legal options and explain how we can represent you in insurance communications. Don’t wait to get started. Reach out to us today.