Why do I need a lawyer?
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle My Claim?
You have suffered significant injuries as a result of a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace accident. Within days you receive phone calls from friendly insurance adjustors offering to help pay your medical bills. They seem concerned and compassionate at first, but soon they pressure you to settle your case or make a recorded statement. In the meantime, you are concerned about the costs of future treatment and lost wages. If you have been hurt in an accident, do not go it alone! An experienced attorney offers far more than just representation should the case proceed to trial.
A Fair Assessment of Your Case
Often, in just a short phone call or visit, a personal injury attorney can help you decide if it makes sense to pursue your case. Obviously no one wants to go through copious paperwork and red tape only to receive nothing. Your attorney can listen to your story and tell you if he can help in your case.
An Experienced Partner On Your Side
Unscrupulous insurance adjustors try to get you to settle, often for far less than you deserve. These low ball offers are insulting and stressful. After all, no one wants to receive an offer for $5000 when their medical bills already exceed that amount. Your lawyer will help you understand what you must and must not do as your case proceeds. For example, you must keep solid medical records and notes. If you are confused at any time or just want a status update, contact Mark Barbour.
Time to Focus on Healing and Recovery
With a personal injury attorney on your side, you can concentrate on healing and recovery. Often clients require ongoing medical treatments. We can handle all of the paperwork, red tape, and legal complexities so that you are free to attend to healing.
When Necessary, We Can Hire Experienced Specialists On Your Behalf
In addition to legal expertise, a personal injury attorney comes with a team of professionals that can be used if needed. Expert witnesses and private investigators may be necessary to prove your claim. An expert may be needed to recreate the accident. Your lawyer will have a team of specialists waiting to help you.
Representation in Court
Although many cases are settled out of court, your personal injury attorney is prepared to represent you in court. Representing yourself in court is extremely difficult, and you can be sure that the insurance company will have an experienced attorney representing them. Also, your attorney will help you understand when it makes sense to keep pursuing your case and when it may be best to settle.
Experience, Experience, Experience
An attorney regularly works with insurance companies and understands how they operate. They know well the amount of leeway adjustors have on their offers. They understand how to craft demands to generate the greatest returns. In fact, just having a personal injury attorney on your side often results in higher settlement offers.
If you have been hurt in an accident, there are a myriad of reasons to hire an attorney to represent you. Contact Mark Barbour today to receive the dedicated service that you deserve.