If you were injured and have an insurance claim to settle, you may be wondering why you should hire an injury lawyer or attorney. The answer is simple: You are far more likely to be paid what you legally deserve with a lawyer’s help than if you go alone against an insurance company or a bad, deadbeat driver.
The Willis Law Firm stands ready to help you with your case. We have many years of experience dealing with insurance companies and insurance adjusters, and we know the tricks of the trade. We know that insurance companies tend to deny, delay and underpay their clients, and we can work to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.
Granted, if the stakes are small, you may choose to represent yourself in an injury claim. But if you or a family member suffered a significant injury — say, a broken arm or leg, or even burns, paralysis or traumatic brain injury– you have a significant claim which merits help from an injury attorney.
After all, injuries can be extremely costly, not only in terms of medical and healthcare expenses, but also in terms of lost present and future wages due to the injury, as well as pain and suffering caused by it.
You can gain economic recovery for all these things, but probably not without engaging a knowledgeable and skilled injury lawyer to stand up for you against corporate insurers. Such insurers can afford to hire their own lawyers to downplay your claim. Why shouldn’t you also hire a lawyer to make sure your legal rights or protected?
Your injury lawyer from the Willis Law Firm will have the knowledge and experience to know what your injury is worth. He or she will know when an insurance company has made a “low-ball” offer that’s far below what you should be paid, just to entice clients with a quick settlement. Instead, you should hold out for what you legally deserve, which is to say full payments for your painful, costly injuries.
Besides, the Willis Law Firm charges no up-front legal fees. Instead, we work on a contingency basis. That means we aren’t paid unless we win your case for you. And even then, we’re only paid a portion of the settlement amount gained in your favor, and not from your pockets.
Also keep in mind that the majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court, with no need for a trial. In many cases we can negotiate with the insurance company to get you the settlement you deserve without having to wait for a lengthy trial.
All this can be done in your behalf if you or a loved one was injured due to some else’s careless, recklessness or negligence. That can range from a bad driver to a defective drug to a defective auto part that causes a crash. If you were injured and someone else was to blame, you have a legal right to claim financial compensation.
Even then, getting paid for your injury losses can be a challenge, especially if you were hurt in a car wreck and lack uninsured motorists coverage as part of your auto liability insurance.
Your insurer is required by Texas law to ask if you want to purchase uninsured motorist coverage when you buy liability insurance. Such coverage means you can claim payments from your own insurer if the at-fault driver lacks his or her own insurance. (Though auto insurance is required by Texas law, an estimated 20% or more of drivers hit the roads without any insurance.)
In such a case, it may be even more important to have an injury lawyer at your side to fight for your rights. But the Willis Law Firm also encourages you to purchase uninsured motorists coverage for your auto liability insurance policy. Then you have a much better chance of recovering damages.
Severe injuries such as amputation or paralysis involve such high stakes, and that means that an injury lawyer becomes even more needed. An insurer is likely to contest such large claims in order to keep as much of your money as it can for itself.