Almost everyone has heard of an injury attorney, but lots of people also have misconceptions about what an attorney does and costs. To put it simply, an attorney:
- Assumes the stress of dealing with an insurance company
- Ensures your injury claim is properly handled and organized
- Obtains more money for you in a claim than you could get on your own
Hiring an accident attorney isn’t a cost, it’s an investment. Even after paying the attorney their fees (usually on a contingency basis), you’ll come out ahead financially. You’ll also experience less stress during a time when you should be focused on healing.
Experienced Injury Attorneys…
- Handle all communication with the insurance company – so you don’t have to talk to them.
- Ensure all medical bills are paid by the correct insurance company, in the correct order, to ensure you are not paying bills that insurance could pay for.
- Organize your claim into a format that insurance companies understand and value.
- Help you obtain necessary medical treatment for your injuries.
- Place an accurate value on your specific injury claim.
- Negotiate the best possible monetary settlement for you.
“How does an injury attorney get paid? Isn’t it expensive?”
This is the most common question people have about injury attorneys- and rightfully so.
Injury attorneys are almost always compensated via a contingency fee.
That means they take a percentage of the settlement they get for you. This is good news for you. Your attorney will fight to get every dollar they possibly can for your claim, because the more compensation they obtain, the more compensation they will recover as well.
Your best interests align with your attorney’s and everyone wins.
An experienced injury attorney is generally able to communicate and negotiate with an insurance adjuster to get you more money for your claim than you could obtain by yourself.
The reason for this is simple:
- Experienced injury attorneys are experts at claims examinations.
- Attorneys have real-world experience with similar claims and settlements.
- Attorneys have good working relationships with insurance adjusters in the same industry.
- Attorneys know how to assign dollar values to physical injuries as well as pain and suffering.
- Attorneys speak the same language as insurance adjusters and have the power of a potential lawsuit to ensure you are treated fairly.
When you work with an injury attorney, you’ll experience a full and fair resolution of an injury claim that cannot be obtained on your own.
Accident Attorneys Eliminate Stress
Insurance adjusters are notoriously difficult to work with, requiring constant paperwork and causing headache after headache. Your accident attorney will take care of all of this for you!
You’ll only have to focus on healing and feeling better.
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Marty is a former criminal prosecutor in the Cascade County Attorney’s Office and now uses that experience to defend those accused of crimes. A University of Montana School of Law graduate, Marty focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense and is a premier DUI defense attorney. He is also well versed in the insurance claims industry and has negotiated significant settlements with nearly every major insurance company.