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Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney for an Auto Accident?

We get this question a lot from people who call us to better understand their options after an accident. If you have insurance, they ask, why should we bother with an attorney?  Insurance is supposed to cover all of that type of stuff.  Very true. You shouldn’t need an attorney. You pay monthly premiums for years without having to every call them about an accident. The problem is that insurance companies don’t work for you, they work for their stockholders. They must reduce their overhead costs to make profits.  This is why they quickly settle cases to avoid having to spend their own resources in your defense. Also, your insurance company will only take care of your property damage, if you have collision coverage. They will NOT take care of compensating you for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence- the third party at fault. That will be handled by the liable party’s insurance company. And like your own insurance company, they work for their stockholders and will attempt to compensate you by making the lowest offer possible. That is where an attorney comes into play and works for YOU!  We work strictly on a contingency basis which means there are no fees up front and if there is no recovery, there is no fee. We deal with the insurance company so you don’t have to.

A personal injury attorney who works for you will be able to help you get the best settlement, not necessarily the quickest one.  Considering that accidents often have lingering conditions associated with them, getting money quick isn’t always the best solution to the problem. Consider the people that bought a new car, not a used car. Neither your insurance company nor the other party’s insurance company will ever give you the money to buy a comparable new car again.  You lost that money already on the down payment, and (let’s not forget the used car smell). You will get what the car is worth. You’ll get the current medical bills paid for.  Attorney’s don’t have a board to report to (other than the State Bar Association), we have clients.  Our job is not to get you the bare minimum but to get you justice.

Personal injury attorney’s aren’t the bad guys, we’re the people working for you.



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