When you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, whether it’s a car accident or a slip and fall, figuring out next steps can be confusing and unclear. Recovering from your injuries is the first priority. Once the healing is done, however, the focus turns to getting your life back on track and putting the accident behind you. For many, this means working directly with insurance companies in the hopes of getting a quick settlement. Though you may feel that you can take on the insurance companies yourself, you should consider hiring an experienced personal injury attorney. Here are just a few reasons why it’s a good idea to have an attorney represent you in any kind of injury case.
Reason #1: Lawsuits Are Complicated
Lawsuits can be complicated and involved. It is difficult for a non-lawyer to be well-versed in the intricacies of personal injury laws. An attorney will consider all of the facets of the case in order to determine what the best course of action is for you – it may be settling with the insurance company, or it could be going to trial.
Reason #2: Experience Matters
Whichever path is decided upon, the experience your attorney has matters. An experienced lawyer will establish liability and create a compelling case for you. They understand what types of evidence need to be presented – be it police reports, medical records, or other types of documentation. Securing all of the necessary evidence can be challenging for a regular person. Let an attorney with a network of investigators handle your claim. You only get one opportunity to prove your case. Don’t let it slip away due to an error.
Reason #3: Time is Not On Your Side
Another factor to consider is timing. Statutes of limitations and deadlines vary from state to state, and by type of claim. Missing a deadline could well mean the end of your case (and your opportunity to pursue compensation); there are no second chances. A personal injury lawyer will be on your side to ensure that all deadlines are met.
Reason #4: Get the Compensation You Deserve
Taking on a case on your own is a daunting task at best. Insurance companies are not looking out for you and often will try to undervalue your claim and settle quickly. Ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, and reductions in your ability to earn should all be taken into account when determining the true extent of the compensation you deserve. By working with an attorney, you are taking the right steps to fairly and accurately establish the damages you are entitled to.
At Gauthier Amedee, we work hard for you to make sure that you receive full and fair compensation, so you can rebuild your life after an accident. Our experienced attorneys will fight for you and stand up to the insurance companies. Don’t delay, contact Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.