By Logan Quirk
You were in a collision…The insurance company is calling you asking for a statement or asking if want to sign a release of claims.
You may think why should I hire a personal injury attorney? I can handle this on my own…This is true…You are able to handle it on your own, but you are probably leaving money on the table if you go this route.
Why Should I hire a personal injury lawyer in Southern California
Reason #1 – More $$$
You will most likely see more money on your settlement when you hire a specialist for your car collision. (Richard A. Derrig and Herbert I. Weisberg, Determinants of Total Compensation for Auto Bodily Injury Liability Under No Fault; Investigation, Negotiation and the Suspicion of Fraud, Insurance and Risk Management, vol. 71, Jan. 2004, pp 633-662.
First and foremost, most personal injury attorneys practice exclusively personal injury law. Think about if you have a cavity, you are most likely not going to rely on Uncle Bob to use his drill to fix your tooth, so you rely on the expertise of a dentist to use her knowledge, education, experience and innovative techniques to fix your cavity. Similarly, you are better suited to hire an attorney who possesses the education, experience and skill to get you top dollar.
Reason #2 – Stress less
Let the attorney’s office handle the pesky and deceitful insurance company whose motivation is to avoid paying you. Profit trumps consumer welfare.
The insurance company will call you relentlessly requesting a statement. They will paper you mercilessly wanting you to sign authorizations for complete access to your private medical history. The insurance company will act as your best friend and then stab you in the back when it comes time to pay.
Reason #3 – Get Better
When you do not have to deal with the hassle of the insurance company, you are able to focus on getting better as quickly as possible.
Reason #4 – Time is Golden
Your time is valuable. Letting the attorney handle your personal injury time will allow you to focus on your time, your family, your job, your life.
Reason #5 – Protecting Yourself
Humans have a tendency to feel we can do it all ourselves. Sometimes it is better to do it right the first time. Protect yourself, and invest in an expert who will maximize your interest, protect you and do correctly. Like any decision, do your research and vet your decision. Hiring the correct attorney will put your mind at ease.
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