Reasons to Hire an Attorney after an Auto Accident
So, you’re on your way home from work when somebody behind you, distracted by their cell phone, slams into the back of your car. You step out, back aching, and look over the damage. This seems pretty straight-forward. The guy who hit you is clearly at fault. So all you have to do is get his insurance information, contact your insurance agent, and his insurance company will pay for everything, right? Wrong. This is a perfect example of how something might look simple when in reality it is full of complexities. Your auto accident case might seem pretty cut-and-dry to you, but to somebody who is on the hook for money, your case is just a series of purported facts that they will try and poke holes into, thereby cheating you out of what is rightfully yours. A personal injury attorney, like those at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green, have a great deal of experience in handling auto accident cases; day in and day out that is what we do – handle personal injury cases, with the majority of them being car accidents.
Let’s start by addressing some of the common doubts about hiring an attorney:
“No lawyer is going to talk to me about my case without my having to fork over lots of money.”
Actually, many personal injury law firms, including ours, offer absolutely free consultations. That means that you can come in – or we can come to you! – and you will have the opportunity to talk with us about your case, including the relevant facts, merits, etc., at no charge to you.
“Fine. Lawyers might offer a free consultation, but they won’t actually start working on my case until I pay them lots of money.”
While many types of attorneys do charge up-front fees, most personal injury attorneys don’t – or certainly shouldn’t. You’ve suffered enough; there’s no need for you to empty your pockets again. If we take on your case, we are fairly confident that we will be able to obtain you compensation. We will only get paid a legal fee if we get you money and we only take a predetermined percentage of the total amount of money that we recover for you. If, for some reason, we fail to recover any money for you, you owe us nothing and all of the energy and money we’ve invested your case is on us!
Now, let’s address the real reasons why it would be most beneficial for you to hire a personal injury attorney to handle your auto accident case. First, we will gather all of the evidence for you. We may need a few signatures from you here and there (which we can get from you in person from your home or via fax), but we will go around to all of the relevant parties and collect the required documentation. If you’ve just been injured in a car accident, there is no reason for you to have to worry yourself further with the nuisance of collecting tedious pieces of information. These pieces of documentation are critical in meeting all of the demands of the law, a field which we are thoroughly familiar with as it relates to your case. The simple “the other guy is obviously at fault” makes sense logically, but the law requires reason that goes far deeper; reason that gives weight to a lot of considerations, many of which you might otherwise be unaware of. We have years of experience handling all types of auto accidents and have dealt with the ins-and-outs of this process.
Finally, and perhaps more importantly, due to our knowledge of the law and our experience with handling these cases, we have acquired a true skill for dealing with insurance companies. These companies are not there to pay you if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by their insured. They are, first and foremost, a business, not a charity. They don’t make their money by paying out your claims; they make it by keeping the money and telling you that your claim is not valid. If your claim is valid, we will fight with all that the law allows in order to secure for you what is rightfully yours. Insurance companies know how to beat up on victims of auto accidents, coercing them into signing a piece of paper that gives them a small settlement but ensures that they give up their right to future litigation. We know their tricks and we know how to prevent them. You might know that your case is entirely valid, but without an attorney who knows how to prove it, the knowledge is nearly useless.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another, please reach out to us. Like we said earlier, you are more than welcome to schedule a free consultation with us, and if you can’t make it to us, we will come to you. For more information, please contact us at 561-266-9191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.