Our strategy is simple: prepare for trial….relentlessly. Because while, statistically speaking, most cases settle before trial, we know that the best results only come to those who are best prepared.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me Get a Better Settlement?
When it comes to deciding whether or not you should get a lawyer for your car accident claim, there are a lot of factors to consider. This decision is not unlike other things you need done that you might be better off hiring a professional for.
Personal injury attorneys have experience negotiating settlements with insurance companies, and they know the appropriate amount to ask for based on the circumstances of your case. If you handle the claim on your own, you could end up settling for far less simply because you did not know what your case was really worth.
Another way that an attorney will help you is by compiling the facts and evidence in a way that builds a strong case that will hold up at trial if necessary. Although most accident injury cases are settled without the need for litigation, the ability and willingness to try the case often provides a strong incentive for the other side to give you a much better settlement offer.
It is important to note here that not all attorneys and law firms handle personal injury cases the same way. For example, the ones that have the billboards all over town are usually the ones you want to stay away from.
Their business model is based on generating a high volume of cases from their advertising and turning the cases over quickly. This means that they do not spend a lot of time with any particular case, and they rarely if ever go to trial. A firm like this is not likely to get you anywhere near the amount of money that your claim is worth.
How Much Better Will I Do If I Hire a Reputable Attorney?
That is impossible to say as each case is different. But generally, the more serious your injuries are and the more complicated your case is, the more an attorney can help you with your settlement.