After almost any kind of accident in California, a victim is likely to be contacted by an insurance company and could very well receive a settlement offer to resolve their personal injury claim. Many people wonder why they might need an attorney to handle these cases, but it will always be in your best interest to speak to a San Mateo personal injury lawyer.
Certain injury claims may not require the help of an attorney, such as incidents involving only minor injuries or limited property damage. Still, every person will be left to wonder whether they are leaving money on the table when negotiating a settlement to these claims.
The Importance of Legal Representation in Personal Injury Cases
Before you move forward with handling a claim on your own, you will need to ask yourself a number of questions. The first thing you should consider will be whether you are going to continue to require medical care for your injuries. If you will, then you need to ask yourself if you will be missing any time from your job because of your injuries. Finally, you have to remember how much evidence you will have to document any claims you plan to make.
Understand that insurance companies love people who decide to represent themselves because the insurers are typically able to close the cases at far less of a cost than they will have to pay when a personal injury attorney is representing the injured party. Even when an insurance company extends what seems like a generous settlement offer, you need to ask yourself if the amount is actually going to be enough to cover the full lifetime of cost.
Many people are only thinking of the bills they are currently facing, but you need to remember that you could have even more bills in the months or years to come. If you accept a settlement without a lawyer, you risk closing your case and having no possible legal recourse should you learn later that your settlement did not cover all of your injuries.
A personal injury attorney will be invaluable for you because they are going to be able to conduct their own independent investigation into an accident and secure important evidence that can prove the true extent of your injuries and help recover as much financial compensation as possible. Better yet, you will usually not have to pay anything for legal counsel because most lawyers handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that the attorney only recovers a portion of whatever amount you are ultimately awarded.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a San Mateo Personal Injury Lawyer
Did you suffer severe injuries, or was your loved one killed in any kind of accident in California? Contact The Law Office of Reuben J. Donig right away for diligent legal assistance in every single aspect of your personal injury case.
Our firm will be able to negotiate a full and fair settlement that truly covers every single expense you will incur, and we are also willing to take your case to court when an insurance company is unwilling to pay you a fair amount. You can call (650) 649-4622 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation that will allow us to examine your case and discuss all of your legal options.