And if you've been seriously injured in a car accident, the last thing you want to do is make a costly mistake by hiring a lawyer without enough relevant experience.
Insurance companies award you a settlement to help pay for your medical bills, property damage and many other expenses resulting from your accident that you just can’t afford. Any mistake along the way could mean you get an unfair settlement that just won’t cover your expenses.
So before you decide to handle your claim on your own, here's why having an experienced personal injury attorney representing your claim will benefit you.
The benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney
Everybody agrees that dealing with insurance companies is frustrating (well, with the possible exception of people who work for insurance companies). And the frustration is only magnified when you’re trying to recover compensation for injuries you sustained after a car accident.
That’s one of the best reasons to hire an attorney, actually - your lawyer will be the one to deal with the negotiation process instead of you. Personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the complexities of personal injury law and know exactly how to negotiate with insurance companies. Which means you can spend your time recovering while the professionals do all the work.
And any good attorney will be willing to work on a contingency basis - if he’s not, that’s a good indication that he doesn’t believe in your case. When a lawyer works on contingency basis, it means if you don’t get paid, neither do they. It’s that simple.
Initial consultations are usually free, and all fees are generally discussed in advance. So you know what you’re getting into before you sign on the dotted line.
Recovering expenses resulting from your car accident
After a car accident, recovering expenses to cover your medical bills is important. But there are other expenses that result from accidents that you may not have considered - and that you certainly don’t want to neglect:
- Future medical bills
- Repairing or replacing property that was damaged or destroyed as a result of your accident
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages due to inability to work
- Other out-of-pocket expenses resulting from your car accident
And because there’s sometimes more to an accident than injuries, you should hire an attorney with experience in dealing with property damage and wrongful death claims.
We can’t predict an accident or what will happen when we're in one. But we can make sure that we protect ourselves afterwards by hiring an experienced attorney who will work with our best interests in mind.
So if you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in Clearwater or the Tampa Bay area, hire an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight for the service and justice you deserve. Contact the Andriotis Law Firm.
Call 727-937-1400 and schedule your free consultation.