Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Auto Accident Case

If you are involved in an automobile accident, you may want to initially try and deal with the insurance company yourself. With some claims, a attorney is not needed in order to file your claim, especially if you are not injured. However, in most cases there are many reasons why hiring an attorney to represent you is important in order to protect your rights and gett the best possible settlement out of your claim. You can discuss your particular rights with a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Miller and Falkner by calling (502) 583-2300 or by contacting us online.

  1. Your attorney is the only person who will work solely on your behalf and with your best interests in mind. Insurance companies are looking out for their own best interests and their own profits. With a personal injury attorney from Miller and Falkner, you have an experienced attorney on your side looking out for your best interests.
  2. Making sure that you are aware of all of your rights and that these rights are properly asserted is one of your attorney’s biggest priorities. When most injured individuals file a claim they are only aware of their right to have their medical expenses reimbursed, or reimbursement for any vehicle repairs. They may be unaware of other damages they have the right to recover such as payment of lost wages (whether or not you used sick time), and reimbursement for any costs of a replacement vehicle while your damaged vehicle was being repaired. Many injured individuals are also not aware when they settle their claim that health insurers are vigorously seeking reimbursement of benefits paid on an injured person’s behalf from settlements. Knowing all of your rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights is important. An experienced personal injury attorney at Miller and Falkner has the knowledge and experience to properly exercise these rights and collect on your behalf.
  3. An attorney can in many cases settle your claim without having to file your claim in court. In many situations, with proper research, guidance and skilled negotiation, an attorney can settle a claim and avoid litigation which can result in a faster resolution and a savings of expenses, which increases your settlement amount.
  4. Hiring an attorney also preserves your time. Most clients who try to initially handle the claim on their own quickly find out that the time spent trying to handle their claim can quickly add up. This is especially true when the injured party is also receiving medical treatment which can take a large amount of your time. Working to properly document your treatment and work toward resolving your claim, especially when you have no training or experience in doing so, is a time consuming task that is difficult for those injured individuals to take on while receiving medical treatment. A personal injury attorney at Miller and Falkner can deal with the insurance adjusters, doctor's offices, and billing offices for your medical providers so that you can focus on getting better and getting on with your life.

Get Help. Contact the Law Office of Miller & Falkner. We are happy to discuss your particular case with you, with no charge or obligation. Let us put our experience in dealing with insurance companies to work for you.