When you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence there are many questions you need answered. One of the first questions you may want to ask a Seattle injury attorney is “how much is my case worth?” Because of the many factors that are involved in auto accidents or other personal injury accidents this question cannot be answered easily.
A common myth that will cause you frustration
A common myth is that a personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you what your case is worth right away. This is simply not true. There are too many factors to take into account (like insurance limits, pain and suffering, property damage, future medical treatments, and various other costs) to make this kind of assumption for your injury case.
Insurance companies may already have a lawyer working against you.
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The first thing you should know about insurance companies is they have lawyers and insurance adjusters already working on your accident to fight their case and low ball you a settlement check. The only goal of these lawyers and insurance companies is to pay you as little as possible, no matter what. This is how they stay in business and why they don’t want you to hire an attorney. It’s important to have an injury attorney in your corner as soon as possible so you don’t have to fight the insurance company alone.
Being in a rush can hurt your cases worth.
It’s important to gather as much data as possible. If you try to rush a settlement, just because you need money for your medical bills, you may actually not get what you rightfully deserve. At the Bernard Law Group we have a team of investigators, paralegals and lawyers that gather all the information needed to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your injuries have changed your life.
You’ve been in an accident and whether you’re seriously injured or not your life has been changed. You have medical bills, you have injuries, you have lost income from your job, and you deserve to be compensated for these losses. Oftentimes insurance companies completely overlook the strain injuries place on an individual’s life. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer, with all the facts, to get you what you deserve.
Don’t make bad decisions because you have bills to pay.
Once you begin to see medical bills arrive, it’s a common reaction to want the quickest settlement available. This is a bad idea and is detrimental to your case. If you receive compensation and sign a release, you can never seek additional compensation for future treatment for these injuries again. Instead, contact an attorney right away so they can help you take the right steps to get you the compensation you deserve. A personal injury lawyer will make sure you get your current medical bills handled as well as your future medical bills.
Personal injury claims can be a difficult and complicated process. The personal injury lawyers at The Bernard Law Group will help place you on the road to recovery.