5 Things You Can Expect From Your Personal Injury Attorney
You may want to handle your personal injury claim by yourself. It can be done if your case is simple, and you do enough research, but using an attorney can save you a lot of headaches, and help you get a better settlement.
1. Talk to intimidating people
A personal injury claim involves mountains of paperwork, marathons of red tape, and miles of doctors, lawyers, and insurance representatives. It can be overwhelming to deal with all these people. They all want documents, money, and action from you. Those same people can try to discourage you from filing a claim by burying you in bureaucracy.
An attorney can help you manage all of that. Your attorney, after he or she takes your case, will send a letter of representation to all those people. He or she will send letters to other attorneys, doctors, and insurance companies. Those letters say that all communication about the case must come to the attorney. That means no one is supposed to bother you anymore. If anyone wants to talk to you, they have to talk to your attorney first.
2. Help you manage your medical bills
You will have to receive and pay for most of your medical treatment before you ever see a penny of compensation. It can be hard to handle the pressure. The Advocates have dedicated employees who can help you find medical providers willing to work with you.
3. Understand the law
You would think that the law would be straightforward. It is not. The law is complicated. You may think justice works one way when the law says it works another. Your attorney will know that. Your attorney will not which facts are important, which documents are the best, and what you need to do to build a persuasive case. Your attorney will also know when your case can be settled out of court and when a lawsuit will be filed. If you end up having to litigate your claim, your attorney will be indispensable.
4. Gather the necessary evidence
Remember that mountain of paperwork I told you about, here it comes. Winning personal injury demand letters are backed by records, bills, and evidence. Your lawyer will know what paperwork you need. Your lawyer will also know how to get that paperwork. Gathering medical records can feel like pulling teeth, but the experienced staff at the Advocates knows the tricks of the trade to get it done.
5. Argue a winning case
The most crucial step in any personal injury claim is persuading the insurance company that they should pay you money as compensation. Insurance companies are businesses worried about a bottom line. They will do almost anything to avoid paying your claim. However, there are times when an insurance company must pay you compensation. It is your lawyer’s job to point that out.
Writing a winning demand letter that convinces an insurance adjuster that it would be better to give you what you are asking for rather than face off in court is not as easy as tweeting. Your lawyer will use his or knowledge of the law and her familiarity with your case to write the best letter possible.