When you get into an accident, there are a lot of unknowns and variables that happen. Are you or another passenger injured? What is the extent of the injuries? Will you be out of work? What is the condition of your vehicle? Who is at fault? Whose insurance should you use? How long will it take to go through insurance?
So if you feel overwhelmed reading these questions, imagine having to actually live through this situation. Here are 5 reasons why hiring a St. George personal injury attorney after a car accident is worth it.
When you don’t know what to do, an experienced personal injury attorney can help. From minor or severe accident cases, our attorneys can answer your questions, offer advice, and give you a path forward regarding your situation.
If your accident left you with any injury below, you should definitely seek legal representation.
- Permanent Disability
- Temporary disability
- Pain and suffering
- Severe Injury
Determining who is at fault is one of the biggest indicators insurance companies use to determine if they’ll payout or even how much they’ll offer. It’s important to get police records, photos of the accident, the official accident report, medical records, and eyewitness testimony to make your case.
Negotiate with Insurance
So what happens if the insurance company denies your claim? What if they offer a settlement amount much lower than your medical bills are? This is where an attorney can really help you. If you have medical bills, property damage or pain and suffering that require significant financial resources, you owe it to yourself to get a fair and reasonable compensation.
An experienced attorney will intervene, handle the insurance company for you, and help level the playing field with effective negotiation to prove your case’s worth.
Representation in Court
According to a report conducted by the Insurance Research Council, settlements were 3.5x higher when auto accident victims were represented by a lawyer. While most personal injury cases can be settled outside of court, there are times when the parties don’t agree and decide to go to court. If you can’t agree on a settlement amount, your personal injury attorney will be able to represent you in court. Attorneys are trained negotiators and will advocate your case and get you a fair compensation for your case.
Peace of Mind
McMullin injury law is the leading personal injury firm in St. George and Cedar City Utah. Our attorneys understand the complexities of auto accidents and the nuances and intricacies of insurance policies. When you’ve been in an accident, there are so many things that demand your attention that the process becomes overwhelming. You should only have to focus on recovery and healing. Hiring a trusted attorney will give you the peace of mind to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve for any medical bills, loss wages and property damage.
You don’t need to do this in your own. Let us help. Call us today.