Reasons to Hire a personal injury attorney. Sometimes people tend to think that it’s not necessary to hire a Personal Injury Attorney. They can solve it with their insurance adjuster.
The reality is insurance companies will try to settle as low as possible. For that reason, here we list 5 Reasons to Hire a personal injury attorney.
- Liability is Unclear
- You Need Help Negotiating with the Insurance Company
- You Deserve to Receive Larger Settlements
- There’s No Cost to You if You Don’t Win
- An Attorney Can Go to Trial for You
1. Liability is Unclear
If liability is unclear, it is your responsibility to prove your innocence. To do this, you will need abundant evidence proving your injuries resulted from someone else’s negligence.
Your attorney will investigate for you. So, in this step, your sole responsibility is to rehabilitate and get as close as back to normal as you can.
If you have lost a loved one, then your sole responsibility is to grieve the passing of someone dear to you.
2. You Need Help Negotiating with the Insurance Company
Insurance adjusters are notoriously challenging to work with. An experienced attorney who is skilled in the art of persuasion and negotiation can help.
On your own, an insurance adjuster will almost certainly have the advantage over you. They know the law. They know how to convince you that a low-ball offer is in your best interest when it isn’t.
An experienced attorney knows the tricks and tactics used by insurance adjusters. For that reason, you can be certain you won’t be cheated if you have an attorney on your side.
3. You Deserve to Receive Larger Settlements
Think about it. Insurance companies are businesses, and they work to win money. One of the ways to earn more is to try to settle accident victims as low as possible.
Even the insurance adjuster can appear friendly and compassionate. His job is to help his business to save as much money as possible.
An attorney who knows all the tricks and the strategies and understands what levers to pull will lead to the ideal resolution.
4. There’s No Cost to You if You Don’t Win
There is no cost to you upfront—no legal fees. It is only when your case is won that payment enters the picture.
As we wrote in this article, Personal Injury Lawyers work with a contingency fee model, which means lawyers will receive a percentage of the monetary amount their client receives when they win or settle their case.
If we don’t win, we don’t charge you.
5. An Attorney Can Go to Trial for You
If the settlement offer is too low or the opposing party refuses to settle, an attorney can move to take your case to court.
How To Find Us
Our office is conveniently located off Huebner Road and only about 20 minutes away from the Bexar County Courthouse. If you are visiting from San Antonio International Airport, the drive should take you about 25 min during normal traffic conditions. If you come from the Downtown San Antonio, the best route is to take the I-10 until exit 561 and turn right on Huebner Road. You will find our building on the left after 0.4 miles
Originally from Kyle, Texas, Mr. Ornelas is a first-generation college graduate and a first-generation attorney.
Licensed in Texas, Cesar Ornelas’s nationwide practice is entirely contingency fee-based and consists of a wide variety of catastrophic personal injury and death cases. He has represented countless victims of catastrophic accidents across the United States.