If you have been in an accident and have injuries, you may wonder if you need to hire an auto accident injury lawyer. If you have minor injuries that will heal within a week or so, you might argue that you do not need an attorney.
However, remember that auto insurance attorneys have aggressive teams of attorneys and adjusters that evaluate your personal injury claim as soon as they know about it.
Going it alone against a large team of company attorneys is usually not a good idea. Without an attorney in your corner, you may be lucky to get a few thousand or few hundred dollars. You are largely at their mercy because you probably do not know what your legal rights are.
It also is important to not just hire any personal injury attorney to represent you. Many of the auto accident injury lawyers you see advertising on TV are what are known as ‘settlement mills.’ This is a law firm that uses heavy advertising to get as many legal cases in the pipeline as possible. With so many cases coming in, these settlement mills can afford to settle many cases for pennies on the dollar.
These types of law firms are often more concerned with getting a large volume of personal injury cases settled, whatever the actual amount. But for you, how much you get in a settlement matters a lot. At The Herron Law Firm, we take a lot of time with your case personally to ensure that you get the maximum settlement.
If you still are uncertain about whether you need an attorney, just call The Herron Law Firm today for a free consultation. We can usually tell a client quickly if a case is worth hiring an attorney or not.
There are situations where you may not need to hire an auto accident attorney, but research shows something interesting: People who suffered bodily injuries in a car accident win 3.5 times more in settlement money than those who do not hire an attorney. Studies also show that in 85% of injury cases where the insurance company settled a claim, the injured person had a lawyer.
As you are thinking about hiring an auto accident attorney, consider these points:
It all depends on whether you REALLY have no injuries. After a car accident, you are probably pumped up on adrenaline and may not feel any pain. It is common for people to think they are not injured for a few hours or few days after the accident. But over time, pain starts to creep in….you may feel pain in your back, neck, hip, wrist, abdomen, etc.
It is important to be certain after a car accident whether you have injuries or not. So, go to your doctor right away and have a medical evaluation. He or she can tell you if you have any car accident injuries or not.
If your doctor confirms you are not injured from the accident, you may not need to hire an attorney. For people with just a damaged vehicle, it is possible to handle the claim on their own through their or the other insurance company, depending on who is at fault.
However, if you feel you are getting jerked around on your property damage claim with the insurance company, you can always contact The Herron Law Firm and we can determine if it is worth getting an attorney involved.
If you have been in a car accident in Oregon and are looking for good car accident injury lawyers near you, call The Herron Law Firm right away. These experienced auto accident injury lawyers are skilled in car accident injury law and getting large settlements for their clients. The consultation is free, so please contact The Herron Law Firm today.