You should always contact a lawyer after you’ve been injured in a car accident. Even if you don’t think you are seriously injured, you should still call an attorney to discuss the accident, your injuries and your rights when dealing with insurance companies.
The first benefit of having a lawyer is the actual relationship you have with your lawyer. When you meet with a lawyer, your lawyer should go over the facts of your case. They should take the time to explain the process of pursuing a personal injury claim. They should answer any questions you have about pursuing your claim. The relationship you have with your lawyer is significant. Once you establish that relationship, there is a good chance that you will feel more confident and comfortable pursuing your personal injury claim.
The second benefit is the experience and knowledge your attorney brings to the table. Your insurance company has adjusters and lawyers who begin working on your case immediately. Their adjusters and lawyers are trained by the insurance company, and they work hard to minimize your claim and any potential money they owe you. They have years of experience handling car accident claims, and they’ll be able to take advantage of your lack of training when negotiating a resolution to your case.
The insurance company will often reach out to you and offer you a small payment for your injuries in the days immediately following the car accident. In most cases, if you accept the payment, you will waive your right to pursue any further claim. You need to speak to a lawyer before you accept any payments or settlements from an insurance company. Having a lawyer levels the playing field. In almost every case, having a lawyer increases the compensation you are offered by the insurance company.
Suppose your medical bills exceed the coverage limits of your policy. In that case, you may be required to seek compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. Their adjusters and lawyers are also well trained. Having an attorney to represent you through the bodily injury claim process in Florida can help you receive a higher settlement and protect you from costly mistakes and help obtain a faster payout. An attorney can help with the accident investigation. They can help with your records’ organization for presentation to the insurance company, and your attorney can use their expertise to help determine your case’s value. Your attorney’s understanding of negotiations and experience with the rules of evidence, courtroom procedures, and the local jury pool’s characteristics can also play a major factor in the amount of compensation the insurance company is willing to offer you.
There are many more benefits to retaining a lawyer after your car accident. Still, it’s not just important to choose any lawyer; it’s essential for you to choose the right lawyer. The Law Office of Matthew Williams, in Tallahassee, Florida, focuses primarily on personal injury matters in the North Florida area. They take pride in having a personal relationship with their clients. Attorney Williams treats his clients like family because he knows what they are dealing with is always more than just a case, and he refuses to let adjusters, defense lawyers, or big insurance stand in the way of getting his clients what they deserve. He obtains results for his clients, and he’ll do the same for you, so give The Law Office of Matthew Williams a call to find out what your case is worth today.