The Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney
The temptation to resolve legal issues on your own can be great, especially if you have been contacted by the other side and they seem “friendly”. In personal injury cases it is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster from the other party’s provider to contact you for a statement and possibly make you an offer of settlement.
The danger in taking this call and accepting an offer is that the adjuster works for the insurance company, and not for you. This means their interests are in protecting the company, and not in making sure you are fully recovered from your injuries. The benefit of using a personal injury attorney when you’ve been hurt is that your best interests are at heart, and the case does not become final until you are satisfied with your recovery and the results.
In addition to making sure you fully recovery, other benefits to using an attorney include:
Identifying if there are any provisions of your own insurance coverage that help cover costs.
Negotiation with the negligent party’s insurance company for an amount that fully reimburses you, and then negotiating with the healthcare providers for downward adjustments in their bill.
A trained personal injury attorney will also make sure your case is filed on time. If you do not file on time, you are cut off from filing a case later. The Courts and Judges expect pro se litigants to know the law, which includes filing a case on time.
In Texas you have from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Even if the case is filed on time, the parties are also expected to know and follow the local court rules. One misstep can spell disaster, and might mean your case is decided against you.
Find a reliable, qualified, trial lawyer to handle your case
A dependable personal injury attorney identifies the cause of the accident and determines which avenues of reimbursement to pursue, all while acting within the letter of the law and meeting the Court’s expectations. Allowing a trained professional to take the pressure off you reduces your stress level, and gives you the opportunity to carefully consider any offers made to resolve your case.
If you have questions about your personal injury case, attorney Robert Greening has the answers. Call a Robert Greening, a Dallas, Texas personal injury attorney today.