Is It Worth Hiring a Personal injury Attorney?
Updated: Mar 28
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident, you might be wondering whether you should hire a Miami Injury Attorney to represent you for your injury claim. If you have suffered severe injuries as a result of a car accident it is important to always consult with an attorney, after the accident.
The Advantages of Hiring an Attorney
According to nolo.com, when it comes to car accident injury claims, the numbers do not lie. Over 90% of injury claims in which the claimants hired an attorney receive some form of settlement, as opposed to 50%. Legal representation also made a drastic difference in the amount of personal injury payouts. Those who hired a lawyer walked away with an average of $77,600 in compensation, compared to an average of $17,600 for those who handled their own injury claims.
The main reason why this occurs is because when someone handles their own injury claim, as oppose to an attorney, there is no threat of a lawsuit. When a lawsuit is filed, this means that both parties including the insurance company will have to invest further resources and expenses into the claim. Most claims will settle prior to filing a lawsuit because of this (assuming an attorney is handling the injury claim. When there is no threat of a lawsuit, there is no reason for the insurance company to offer what would be “fair compensation” for your injury claim.
A Personal Injury Attorney Will Make Sure All Liens and Bills are Paid
Generally, when you settle a claim, it is truly over. This is why it is extremely important to have an experience personal injury attorney handling your claim. Your attorney will make sure to satisfy all unpaid medical balances and liens from the settlement amount. This will guarantee that you will not be responsible for any medical expenses relating to the accident later on down the road.
Also, your attorney will more than likely give you a set amount that you should be netting once your case is settle, prior to settling the claim. This will assure that you are satisfied with the amount of compensation you will be receiving once all bills and liens are paid.
The Miami Personal Injury Lawyers at Ferrer Law, PA have represented individuals with various injuries due to automobile accidents throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and the rest of the state of Florida. If you or a loved one were involved in a left turn collision call Ferrer Law, PA at 305-697-2224 for a free consultation.