4 Ways an Auto Accident Lawyer Can Increase Your RecoveryBy proactivemgmt | February 08, 2016
Many people wonder if it is really necessary to hire a lawyer after a car accident. After all, how difficult can it be to submit a claim with your insurance company? What most people are unaware of is that handling your case without representation can seriously diminish the amount of money they will receive in a recovery.
Consider these four ways that a lawyer can help increase your recovery after an accident:
- Insurance companies will pay more if the injured party has representation. Insurance companies save a ton of money when people come to them without a lawyer because they know that most people are not aware of their options or of what they are entitled to. An insurer is not going to come to you with your options – you will have to figure them out on your own. A lawyer that is familiar with handling claims can maximize your compensation by knowing where to look for additional insurance.
- An experienced attorney can negotiate with the insurance company. Lawyers who negotiate with insurance companies are often able to obtain a much higher payout than an injured person would have recovered on their own.
- An attorney can negotiate with medical providers. By negotiating with medical providers, health insurance companies, or government entities like Medicare or Medicaid to reduce the amount that they will take from your settlement. This means more money in your pocket.
- An attorney can argue for a higher claim value. Those who deal with insurance companies alone may have their claim lowballed, and once an amount has been placed on a claim, it can be very difficult if not impossible to change it. By working with a lawyer who can begin investigating your case from the moment the claim is submitted, you stand a better chance of maximizing the amount of your claim. Because of this, it is in your best interests to hire a lawyer BEFORE waiting for a settlement offer.
With the right representation, you stand a better chance of maximizing your compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, please contact Goodman Acker P.C. today for a free consultation. There are no fees unless you win your case!