If you’re worried that hiring a Warwick Rhode Island personal injury law firm like Sands Law Offices will cost you too much of your settlement money, the simplest answer I can give you is this: IT WON’T. In fact, the truth is that it won’t cost you anything compared to the losses you’ll have by trying to go it alone and represent yourself. This is a common question people ask when a seemingly simple accident like a rear-end collision occurs. I think you always need someone to fight for your rights, but of course you know I’m biased. As a professional who’s devoted 20 years of my life to this area of legal practice, I know it’s always in your best interests to have legal representation. However, there are many objective reasons to hire someone like Sands Law Offices to represent you. Here are a few for you to consider.
1. People that hire attorneys recover an average of 50% more compensation
That means that, even after paying legal fees, a person would still recover significantly more than if they tried to do things on their own. I’m not making this up to get business. It’s been researched by the insurance industry. Here is a link to the study if you’d like to read it. It’s also important to remember that Sands Law Offices is not an average law firm. Since we devote our practice entirely to injury law, the recovery you would get by hiring us versus representing yourself would likely exceed the 50% increase in compensation noted in the study.
2. It’s more convenient for you
Your time is valuable. Why waste it dealing with insurance adjusters and body shops? This is especially true when you’re already injured and not feeling well to begin with. This can be a frustrating and overwhelming process. Retaining a law firm such as Sands Law Offices to handle your auto claim means that you can focus on healing from your injuries, which is the most important thing of all.
3. You can rest easy knowing your claim will be properly handled
Some things are better left to the professionals, and this is one of them. If you’re not a surgeon, chances are it won’t end well if you try to perform an operation. Likewise, if you’re not a lawyer, it’s probably not a good idea to try to play that role when it comes to handling your own personal injury case. Mistakes will inevitably be made when people try to represent themselves. Understand this has zero to do with intelligence. Very smart people still lack familiarity and experience with the finer points of the claims process and the applicable laws. Not only do people who represent themselves recover substantially less money as the study referenced above shows, but there are situations where you could actually agree to a settlement where you end up losing money due to a lack of knowledge about the laws of subrogation.
Representatives from healthcare providers, insurers, or even government entities such as Medicare and Medicaid may be looking for repayments that are due from your settlement. Other issues arise if you’re receiving SSI payments from the government. An experienced attorney will help you properly settle all aspects of your claim, including post-settlement issues such as lien reimbursement/reduction and governmental payer issues.
If left unresolved, these can cost you significant amounts of your settlement money. Sometimes, failing to resolve these issues properly can even disqualify you from future health insurance coverage for necessary medical treatment if the care is for the same body parts that were injured in your accident.
Recover more compensation. Save time. Worry less. Leave it to the experts at Sands Law to help you. It’s what we’re here for.