The Top Three Reasons To Hire An Accident Attorney

At McShane & Brady, LLC, time and time again we see clients who have tried to handle their own personal injury claims. They come to us after they have entered into an agreement with insurers and we find that there is very little that we can do to reverse the damage they have caused to their case.

We wanted to take a few moments to discuss why you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to take your case if you have been injured in an accident. Whether you hire us or not, we want to give you some basic information that you can use as you evaluate your options.

Reason #1: You do not know what your claim is worth

This is by far the most important reason you should hire an attorney. Every day, there are accidents in the Kansas City metro area. Each of these accidents has different facts that impact the value of a claim.

A lawyer who is experienced with injury accident claims, such as the team at our firm, will be able to look at your specific situation and tell you about the possible compensation that you may be able to recover. This is extremely important, because the insurance companies that are involved in the case are not going to disclose this information to you. Once you know the full value of your claim, you will be able to determine the right steps to take as your case moves forward.

Reason #2: The insurance companies are not on your side

Do you remember the phone call that you received from the insurance company after the accident? They seemed nice, and concerned about your health. While these companies may appear to be looking out for you, they are most focused on their bottom lines. Their goal is to settle your case for as little money as possible. Even your own insurance company is trying to minimize their potential obligations to you throughout your case.

Know that each and every call or exchange that you have with an insurer will be recorded and added to your case file. Anything that you say is fair game for them to use against you. No matter how minor and insubstantial some things may seem, your words can be twisted to try to reduce the compensation you receive. You need someone to handle these discussions for you, so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.

Reason #3: The decisions you make are final

If an insurer makes what seems like a fair offer and you decide to accept, your case is over. If you require additional care or your condition does not improve like expected, you will bear the burden of paying for this treatment. You will be unable to go back to the insurance companies and ask for more money.

An attorney can evaluate settlement offers and help you apply it to your current situation. This will help you make the right choice about the direction your case takes. If you have an attorney working for you from the very beginning, you will not have to scramble to find someone to take your case if it ends up going to trial. You will be prepared and ready for anything that will happen, which can help ensure that you maximize the potential recovery available to you.

Schedule A Free, No-Obligation Consultation With Our Experienced Team

If you would like to discuss your motor vehicle accident case with us, please call our office at 816-569-9772 or send us an email. We can explain our role in the process and what we can do to ensure that your case is treated fairly by the insurance companies.