Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for my Accident?Trusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. May 03, 2019
When you’ve been involved in an accident, whether it is a car accident or a slip and fall, you may wonder if you should hire a personal injury attorney to help you out. Whether to hire an attorney is a very personal decision and there a number of factors you should consider.
Have You Been Injured?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident or a slip and fall, chances are your medical bills are mounting and you’re in substantial pain. With the high costs of healthcare, your medical bills could be significant. You want to focus on healing from your injuries and not on haggling with the insurance company. If this is the case, it is likely in your best interests to let an attorney handle the insurance company so that you don’t have to worry about the details.
Experience Dealing with Insurance Companies
Chances are you haven’t been involved in dozens of car accidents or slip and falls and that you don’t have a lot of experience dealing with insurance companies. Most people are not prepared for the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying claims. Experienced personal injury attorneys, like those at Abrahamson & Uiterwykdeal with insurance companies on a daily basis. They speak the language and know how to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Ability to Evaluate a Claim
When you’ve been injured in an accident, you probably have no idea how much your claim is worth. Sure, you know how much your medical bills are, but do you know the value of your pain and suffering and whether you are going to incur future medical bills? Insurance companies don’t have your best interests at heart and may offer you a settlement that will not cover all of your losses. The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have handled thousands of accident cases and are able to see a case for what it’s worth. Having an attorney on your side can be helpful in seeking to maximize your compensation.
Taking a Case to Trial
If settlement negotiations with an insurance company break down, there is always the chance that a case will have to go to trial. Chances are you don’t have the experience necessary to take a case a trial. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has experienced trial attorneys on their team who can move a case forward in the unlikely event that a trial becomes necessary.
Contact a Tampa Accident Attorney
If you still have questions about whether you should hire a personal injury attorney for your accident claim, you should consult with the experienced and helpful Tampa injury lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. We provide free consultations and are happy to answer any of your questions. Contact us online or call us at 800-538-4878 today to set up your free consultation.