How An Attorney Can Improve Your Results After A Car Accident
Do you need to work with a lawyer after a car accident? Technically, you could go through the claims process on your own, but there are plenty of reasons why you should consider getting help from an attorney, especially if you have been seriously injured. Here are three important things a lawyer can help you do:
1. Maximize your compensation
How much should you be compensated? The number the insurance company gives you may not be the amount you actually need or deserve. An experienced attorney will be able to evaluate whether your insurance company is offering you a fair settlement — and fight for the compensation you need if it is not.
2. Protect you through the claims and settlement process
Beyond offering you a lower settlement, insurance companies do not always handle claims correctly or fairly. A simple claim may end up getting denied because the insurance company has incorrect or incomplete information. Your injuries may turn out to be more severe than you — and the insurance adjuster — initially thought. When things go wrong or circumstances change, your lawyer can make sure your rights are protected.
There are also statutory requirements in the way an insurance company goes about handling no-fault and negligence claims; having an attorney on the case helps ensure that you are treated more fairly throughout the claims process.
3. Tell your story in court
While many cases involving auto accidents can be settled outside of court, it is sometimes in your best interest to go to trial. Rules of Civil Procedure as well as of evidence are quite complex; it is clearly to your advantage to have an attorney advocate for you throughout the litigation process and trial.
Curious What A Lawyer Sees In Your Case? Call For A Free Consultation.
With more than 30 years of experience representing people hurt in car accidents in Minnesota, I can steer you through the potential pitfalls of the claims process and help you get the compensation you need to cover the full extent of your injuries.
If you were in an accident in the north metro area of the Twin Cities, call the Law Office of James R. Nethercut, P.A., in White Bear Lake at 612-504-5763, or send me an email to schedule an appointment. Your initial consultation is always free, and you’ll never pay a fee unless I help you recover compensation.