Some people in Alabama are quick to lawyer up after an accident or incident which causes injuries. Others are slower to do so. They think lawyers are a waste of money or they put their trust in an insurance company. If you fall into the latter category and you’re wondering if you really need an attorney, continue reading.
There are some minor cases in which you and the at-fault party can come to an agreement. It may not make financial sense to hire an attorney if you will only recover a small amount in damages. However, in the scenarios outlined below, you absolutely must have an Alabama personal injury lawyer.
This situation can arise in vehicular accidents. When more than one party is involved, several people may be injured. There might not be enough insurance coverage available to compensate everyone. Also, some of the other parties may blame you for the accident. If you are found to be responsible in any way, you will not be able to recover compensation. Only a skilled attorney would be able to clear your name.
The amount of compensation you can recover in a personal injury case rests largely on the severity of your injuries. Insurance companies look at the nature of your injuries, your expected recovery time and the sum of your medical bills. If your damages exceed the at-fault party’s policy, you may only get some of what you deserve. A personal injury lawyer could find additional avenues through which you could seek compensation.
If you’ve been diagnosed with an injury which will require long-term care, you need to hire a lawyer. Only an experienced attorney can calculate how much your injuries are worth. Furthermore, it can be difficult to estimate how much your future earnings have been affected. You need a lawyer on your side who has handled serious personal injury cases before.
In many personal injury cases, insurance companies refuse to pay or they make a very low offer. You will have very little success if you try to fight them on your own. When negotiations break down or the insurance companies outright denies your claim, only a lawyer can help you.
You’ll always be at a disadvantage if you try to negotiate with an insurance company alone. You have little experience in navigating Alabama’s complex legal and insurance system. The other side has made it their business to use the law to their advantage. The insurer is likely to have multiple lawyers on their side and you’ll be no match for them.
When you hire an attorney, you’ll have someone to build a solid case and negotiate on your behalf. Your lawyer will know how to investigate your situation thoroughly and find all the proof necessary to show negligence.
A lawyer also brings objectivity to the case. It is natural that you will be angry with the person who caused your injuries. If you were badly hurt and your life changed drastically, you won’t be able to handle a personal injury case. You will need to focus on your recovery.
You should also get an attorney if you want to get the highest possible amount in compensation. People who work with a lawyer generally get better outcomes. That’s because attorneys know how to work in their clients’ best interests. If negotiations don’t work, they can take the matter to court.
When you want to ensure the best possible outcome in your personal injury case, you need to contact The Vance Law Firm. If your injuries are severe and the costs keep mounting up, you need an attorney to fight on your behalf. If you’ve become disabled and your quality of life has diminished, we’ll also do what we can to help you. Whether you were injured in a car accident, slip and fall, fire or another incident, we’ll defend your interests.
We have handled many personal injury cases in Alabama and we work hard to ensure victims get the compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency basis so you don’t have to pay us unless we secure damages for you. We also offer a free consultation so you don’t have to worry about whether you can afford our legal services. Simply call us today and schedule an appointment with an Alabama personal injury lawyer.