In some situations, accident victims can make their own claims with the insurance company of the responsible party, and do not need an attorney’s assistance. However, there are some types of accidents and injuries that do require an attorney’s help if you wish to receive a fair amount of compensation for your injuries.
If your injuries are severe, you should speak with an attorney. If your injuries are long-term or permanent, you should also speak with an attorney. If you incurred a great deal of damage to your personal property, you should speak with an attorney. If your injuries are because you believe a doctor committed medical malpractice, you should speak to an attorney. You should also speak to an attorney if your insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, regardless of the size of your claim.
A qualified personal injury attorney can help build the strongest case you can and can help you negotiate with the insurance company. If you are unable to negotiate a fair settlement, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf. Many accident victims are afraid to hire a personal injury attorney because they believe that they can get the same settlement on their own, and if they hire a personal injury attorney the attorney will take a large chunk of the settlement. However, studies have shown that accident victims who hire personal injury attorneys on average receive a larger settlement than those without an attorney, even after the attorney’s fees are deducted.
Call the Plano personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been injured in an accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our attorneys are here to help. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.