Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

34If you have a pending personal injury claim, you may be wondering whether you need a lawyer who is a personal injury specialist. After all, you might be able to settle your claim by yourself and not have to pay an attorney. There are several factors you should consider before you settle a claim without a lawyer.

Experience

The insurance adjuster whom you are working with to resolve your claim has no doubt handled hundreds, if not thousands, of claims before yours. Even if you’ve handled one or two insurance claims before this one, the insurance adjuster’s experience gives him or her a significant advantage over you.

Information

An insurance adjuster also has access to information that is unavailable to you. The adjuster knows how much the insurance company has paid for claims similar to yours. The adjuster knows the difference between the amount the insurance company is offering to pay you for your claim and the amount it would ultimately pay if you were represented by an attorney and filed a lawsuit.

Negotiating skill

You may be a skilled negotiator when it comes to buying a used car or bargaining for trinkets at garage sales. However, your negotiation skills are no match for those of an insurance adjuster. The adjuster knows how to use delaying tactics and persuasion techniques to get you to accept less money than you would otherwise take for your injury.

The lawyers at TorkLaw have the experience, information and negotiating skills to get you the best possible settlement for your injuries. We are not afraid to go to trial against insurance companies.


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