Serious injuries usually have life altering consequences. Often, the impacts of a serious injury will run through every aspect of your personal and professional life. Coping with the physical limitations from the injury can be a difficult job within itself. At the same time, you are burdened with all the same work tasks and obligations that you had before the accident. Life continues to move forward as you struggle to keep up.
Then there is the financial burden. The costs of medical care can be staggering. In fact, medical debt is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy today. To make things worse, when you are injured you usually have lost wages from being unable to work. You may even have a permanent disability that renders you unable to work at all. The physical and emotional load can be overwhelming. Dealing with insurance companies is usually the last thing someone wants to do when coping with such an event.
If you’ve been injured you want to make sure that your interests are protected. You want a lawyer who will maximize your recovery for the medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma you have endured. Insurance companies want to settle your claim for the lowest amount they can. Do not accept an insurance company’s settlement offer without speaking to an attorney first. The Sumrall Law Office will negotiate with the insurance companies and medical service providers to ensure that you receive the settlement you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached we will take your case to trial and fight for every dollar you are owed.
Do You Need an Attorney for Your Personal Injury Claim?
Yes! If you don’t have an attorney the insurance company will not take you seriously. In the cases we have seen where the client attempted to handle the claim on their own, they often made critical mistakes, sabotaging their case. They were also offered much less than their case was worth. The costs of attorney representation were always well worth it because they ultimately obtained a much higher recovery. Typically an attorney will take an injury case on a contingency fee basis. This means the money they make is based upon a percentage of the amount recovered for the client. The more money recovered for a client, the more money the attorney makes. This incentivizes the attorney to recover as much money as possible. And the best part? At the Sumrall Law Office, we cover the up front costs, and if no money is recovered, there is no fee.
Another reason why you should have an attorney is that personal injury claims can involve complex issues pertaining to hospital and medical liens, subrogation claims, and multiple insurance policies. An attorney can manage all the complicated issues associated with your claim and make sure that you are protected throughout the process. An attorney will ensure that you avoid liabilities related to any money recovered, and an attorney can often negotiate a reduction of any claims against your settlement or recovery. Consumers are usually unaware of claims from hospitals and insurance companies against the proceeds of their settlement. Failing to resolve these claims can cause significant complications. Consumers are also frequently unaware of all the insurance coverage that may apply to them outside of their own policy or the person at fault’s policy. We often find additional sources of insurance money that the client would not have known about on their own. Having an attorney is important to ensure that you receive the maximum recovery for your injury and avoid the many pitfalls that arise in the context of injury claims.
Insurance companies might tell you that you are “in good hands,” or that they are, “like a good neighbor,” but they are known for taking every advantage they can against unrepresented claimants. They will stall and delay until the statute of limitations runs or your case falls apart. They will burden you with endless requests. They will make unreasonable “low ball” offers, and they will wrongfully deny proper claims. Don’t stand by while the insurance company waits for you to go away. The Sumrall Law Office will hold them accountable for the agreements they made. You upheld your end of the agreement. You paid every month for your insurance. They need to uphold their end of the agreement too.
The Sumrall Law Office will pursue your claim for the following:
Contact The Sumrall Law Office for Representation in your Personal Injury Case
At the Sumrall Law Office we pursue all personal injury cases with compassionate representation tailored to the client’s specific needs. If you or a loved one have been injured call now for a free consultation or inquire online and speak to an attorney today. There is never a fee unless we win your case.
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