WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT A SACRAMENTO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 5:08 am
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, motorcycle crash, bicycle accident, car crash, or pedestrian accident, you probably have many questions. For instance, you may be wondering who will pay your medical bills or how you can get a new vehicle. You may also wonder if you need to hire a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Below is some very helpful information about hiring an attorney after an accident.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for My Accident Claim?
The aftermath of an accident can leave you feeling frightened, confused, and overwhelmed. Even with a minor injury, you suffer financial, physical, and emotional damages. Your initial reaction may be to accept whatever settlement the insurance company for the other party offers you just to settle the matter and get on with your life. However, if you accept a settlement offer without consulting with an attorney, you may be cheating yourself out of money that you are entitled to receive by law.
Minor aches and pains after an accident may grow worse over the next few weeks or months. You may find yourself needing medical attention for pain that lingers. In the best-case scenario, you may need just a few visits with a physical therapist to correct the problem. However, you may also find that you need surgery. If you have settled with the insurance company, you cannot go back to ask for additional money for the surgery. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t know the severity of your injuries when you accepted the settlement — you settled, and you cannot ask for more money.
The insurance company for the other party doesn’t work for you. Therefore, the adjuster is not going to tell you that it is not in your best interest to accept a quick settlement. He is not going to advise you to get a second medical opinion or give it a couple of months to make sure you aren’t suffering from an additional injury.
What Does A Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Do For Me
A Sacramento personal injury attorney advises you of your legal rights. An attorney looks out for your best interests and protects your right to receive full compensation for your injuries. Hiring a Sacramento personal injury attorney does more than just protect legal rights. Your attorney takes a huge burden off your shoulders so that you can focus on your recovery. Because most cases are accepted on a contingency basis, you don’t pay any attorney fees until and unless the attorney wins your case.
Tips for Hiring a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer
You want to hire an attorney that you have confidence in, and that makes you feel comfortable. However, you must also consider the experience the attorney has and his qualifications. Settling your accident claim for the maximum amount depends on building a strong case. An experienced attorney has the skills, knowledge, and resources to build a strong case.
Therefore, when searching for a Sacramento personal injury lawyer, look for an attorney who focuses his practice on personal injury law. Ask the attorney who in the office will be handling your case; what kind of communication you can expect; and, what is his success rate.
Call Our Office to Schedule Your Free Appointment
Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys have the skills, experience, and resources you want in your corner when fighting an insurance company. Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website to get more information and to schedule your free legal consultation. We look forward to meeting with you, getting to know you, and hearing about what happened to you.