If you were injured in a car accident and the other party was as fault you should consider hiring a New York personal injury attorney. You will more likely to obtain what you are entitled to if you have the assistance of an attorney. Here are three reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer after a car accident.
Knowledge of New York Personal Injury Laws
It is likely that you are not familiar with the laws regarding personal injury claims. Since they vary by state and by individual situation it is not possible to educate yourself completely by conducting an online search. Even if you can locate the appropriate laws you will benefit from an attorney with knowledge of how to interpret the laws. A personal injury attorney will not only know the laws for your location but also how to apply them to your particular situation. They will also know how much money you should be entitled to based on your specific case. A personal injury attorney will have extensive experience from representing other injured clients and can use that experience to increase the success of your case.
Obtain a Fair Settlement
An insurance company needs to make a profit just like any other business. Minimizing the amount paid on claims increases profit. An insurance adjuster will try to take advantage and provide you the minimum amount you are willing to accept. Without the guidance of a personal injury attorney you may not realize what you are entitled to. You may not receive a fair settlement. In fact, insurance companies have been known to offer lower settlements to those who are not represented by a personal injury attorney.
Preparing Your Case in New York
A personal injury attorney will know what facts you need to prepare your case. They will know how to handle complex issues of proof and fault. An attorney can let you know what your legal options are. You may be able to receive compensation beyond the amount needed to repair your car and pay your current medical bills. An attorney can let you know if you should be seeking payment for pain and suffering, payment for future medical bills, payment for accommodations such as adding a ramp to your home, recovering of lost wages and more.
If you have been injured in a car accident hiring a personal injury lawyer is recommended. Even if you have started the process without an attorney it is not too late to contact one. If you have been offered a settlement from the insurance company that feels unfair contact a personal injury attorney. Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson has experience handling personal injury cases. Contact us so we can help you receive the entitlement you deserve.