You might think that since you’re pretty savvy you can handle the insurance companies when they come to you with settlement offers after you’ve been injured by another person in a car crash. Hiring a car accident lawyer may seem like a silly thing to do, since it will just end up costing you money anyway. Well I am here to tell you that if you don’t hire that auto accident attorney you will be making a huge mistake. Let’s say you have been in the hospital for a few days and the responsible party’s insurance representative comes to talk to you.
They offer to cover your hospital stay, but you are too smart. You know that you’re going to to need to see a physical therapist to regain the full use of your legs and you make sure they pay for that too. You are probably feeling pretty sharp, but you’re missing out. After a while you will realize that you cannot survive just on that money alone. Now that you can’t work and your sick days and vacation have run out what are you going to do? This is something that an attorney would have taken care of for you.
Once you have accepted a settlement that is the end of it. You generally agree that you will not sue the company after they have paid you the agreed upon money. Don’t let an insurance company leave you holding the bag for expenses that you can’t pay. Most lawyers who take on auto accident cases are willing to accept payment after the case is over, once you have won. Just make sure you are taken care of.