When Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Injured persons or survivors of persons killed as a result of someone else's negligence can hurt their legal claims by not getting legal representation early. The success of many cases will turn on the evidence collection, witness identification, photographs and expert opinions. There have been million dollar cases lost due to delay in hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to investigate and document a claim.
Insurance adjusters sometimes victimize injured persons by coming to the hospital or their homes right after an accident. Insurance companies often train their claims adjuster to try to convince the victim not to engage legal counsel.
Insurance claim adjusters loyalty is to the insured party, not to the victim. While they may seem to care about the victim, their job is to have the insured pay the least amount of a settlement possible. An injured person needs to hire an attorney who specializes in personal injuries and can ensure they are fairly and justly compensated for loss of current and future wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.