WHY HIRING AN ACCIDENT LAWYER IS IMPORTANT
When an individual is injured in a car accident, slip and fall, workplace accident, or other type of accident, it is common for him or her to wonder whether it is really necessary to hire a personal injury lawyer for the case. You may have some friends or family members strongly urging you to hire a lawyer, while others you know may be recommending that you handle the case on your own.
There is no legal requirement that you retain representation for your personal injury or wrongful death claim, but it is nearly always better for you to do so. If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident, hiring an attorney may be the most important action you can take toward recovering the financial compensation you deserve.
Don’t hesitate to call our team at The Robert Pahlke Law Group at 308-633-4444!
DON’T TAKE ADVICE FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY
The insurance adjuster or claims representative assigned to your case may caution you against working with an attorney. After all, they may point out, when you have an attorney on the case, you will end up having to pay legal fees. Insurance companies commonly recommend that the accident victim settle the claim directly, on the basis that this approach allows the individual to receive the full value of the settlement check without having to pay anyone for legal representation. While it is true that hiring an attorney is not free, the fact is that by doing so you can nearly always increase the value of your claim.
Remember, the insurance company’s goal is to reduce or deny your claim if at all possible – they do not want to pay you any more than absolutely necessary. By hiring a lawyer to represent you, you can level the playing field between you and the insurance company, giving yourself a dedicated advocate to fight for your right to fair compensation.
HOW A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY CAN HELP
When you have a Nebraska personal injury lawyer on your side, you do not have to worry about arguing with the insurance company representatives, and you are not expected to do all the work of preparing the claim. That’s our job. We take on the task of gathering the necessary evidence to support your case, as well as engaging in negotiations over the value of your claim. In the event that the insurer refuses to pay you a fair amount, we are prepared to take the case to a full jury trial in pursuit of an award of monetary damages. Because we accept the vast majority of our cases on a contingency fee basis, we do not charge a fee up front and only require payment if we win the case.
When you hire an attorney at our firm to represent your case, you will have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you are serious about maximizing the value of your claim and making the process easier for you, contact us now at The Robert Pahlke Law Group for help.