When to Hire a Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents are a daily occurrence in the U.S. and affect millions of Americans every year. Nothing is worse than being hurt in an accident and not knowing where to turn next. If you are involved in a car accident where you sustain personal injury, you will want to seriously consider hiring a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can help you recover losses by negotiating with insurance claims adjustors and/or taking your case to court.

While you may choose to negotiate with an insurance claims adjustor yourself regarding property damage, personal injury protection (PIP) benefits or your bodily injury claim, remember that claims adjustors are trained to settle your claim for as little money as possible. Once you accept money from an insurance company, your claim is settled and there is little an attorney can do at that point to recover more money if your injuries are more extensive than you originally thought.

In nearly any accident injury situation, insurance companies go to work right away working on their defense, to prevent paying you compensation. It is important to contact a car personal injury attorney soon after your auto accident so they can speak to your insurance company on your behalf, protect your rights, and inform you of the options you have to receive the money entitled to you for your damages and/or injuries. Also, you may need money to pay medical bills and cover lost wages-the sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner you can financially recover from your car accident.

I represent many people who inform me that they are not the kind of people who are interested in taking advantage of an insurance company, but acknowledge the need to hire me to make sure that they are going to be treated fairly and that they receive adequate compensation.

Contacting a personal injury attorney promptly after an accident will also help you avoid missing out on just compensation due to statutes of limitations, or deadlines that prevent you from making a claim. People who utilize a personal injury lawyer typically receive higher settlements than people who negotiate their own claims-even after paying legal expenses.

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Our experienced personal injury lawyers are ready to serve you from offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Plymouth and Burnsville. If you are unable to meet us at our office, we can meet you at your home or the hospital to discuss your personal injury claim. Pick up the phone and call 612.332.4830 or at howard@sussmanlaw.com.

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