Want Peace Of Mind In Regard To Your Car Accident Claim?

By Timothy Young

As injury attorneys who handle serious vehicle accident cases, we often interview potential clients who are hesitant to retain an attorney. Some of these clients openly state that they do not want to pay a percentage of their settlement or recovery to an attorney. As lawyers, we believe that there are several reasons the amount of attorney fees paid by injured claimants are more than fair for the peace of mind and benefits that the injured person obtains by hiring an excellent lawyer.

The first benefit that brings peace of mind immediately after hiring a good injury lawyer relates to dealings with either your own insurer or the other driver's insurer. These days insurers have well trained adjusters and many have in house lawyers who are skilled at adjusting claims for the benefit of the insurance company. Almost immediately after any serious accident you will receive phone calls from the adjusters and perhaps even their attorneys. When you hire a skilled injury attorney following your car accident, you will immediately avoid having to deal with the insurance company or its attorneys.

In Louisiana, lawyers are allowed to pay for appropriate medical treatment for injured clients. When you hire a law firm to handle your claim after a serious accident most law firms will assist you in obtaining medical testing and treatment. Our law firm truly believes that an injured client simply cannot prove their case in court until they have had proper medical treatment. Hiring an attorney allows you to obtain necessary medical treatment so that you can fully evaluate your claim.

A final benefit that comes from hiring an injury lawyer to handle your claim relates to the knowledge and expertise which you will receive in determining the value of your claim. An experienced lawyer can immediately assist you in deciding how much your claim may be worth. Without the help of a good lawyer who has handled many accident cases in the past, it is almost impossible to decide how much you should receive for your claim.

Rather than viewing lawyers and attorney fees as expenses or costs associated with your claim, it is better to view lawyers as consultants or experts that you retain in order to maximize your recovery. These consultants/experts handle all aspects of your claim including preparing for trial and arguing as your advocate in order to maximum your recovery. When you view lawyers and attorney fees in such a way, it is clear to see that they are on your team trying to help you rather than the insurance company. Even the best business man knows that it pays to hire the best consultants and experts for specialized jobs. - 30410

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