Why do you need an attorney if you are injured in a car accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or Orange County California? Why shouldn’t you just try to handle insurance injury claims yourself? The short answer is:
a) a lot more money, and
b) you will save a tremendous amount of time and hassle dealing with all of the medical bills, providers, collectors and negotiating with insurance adjusters.
After more than 40 years as an injury attorney I can tell you the experience and past successful trial verdict record of your attorney will make a substantial difference on the amount of money the insurance company will offer and ultimately pay. I’ve handled thousands of injury cases over the years, and in every case the initial offer from the insurance company has been far lower than the actual amount they ultimately settled the case for or paid after I put my client’s case before a jury. In fact, I’ve handled several cases where the insurance company originally offer $0 and claimed there was no injury for which they were liable, where in the end they wrote a check for hundreds of thousands of dollars. In one case the difference was $1.2 Million.
Why do you need an attorney if you are injured in a car accident? It is important to understand that it will take some time for physicians to identify and ultimately treat all of your injuries. Many injuries from a car accident affect not only your ability to work and earn a living, but may require long term medical treatment, physical or occupational therapy or even modifications to your home or vehicles. This is true even when you originally thought you had only a few bumps and bruises only to learn in several weeks you’ve suffered severe damage to the discs in your spinal column or suffered long term effects on your thought patterns or brain injury when you never even realized you had suffered an injury. You cannot go to the insurance company for payment at each step along the way. You only get one chance to settle a case and the offer you accept must cover all past, current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and provide fair compensation for having to suffer and endure the recovery from your injuries.
In addition to achieving a much higher amount from the responsible insurance company, I will negotiate with all of the medical providers to accept a much lower settlement. It is in their interests to do so. They know for certain they are going to be paid when an experienced attorney is involved. There is also a lot of “fluff” in these medical bills and we work to reduce the cost of your bills and increase the amount you will be able to keep.
I invite you to watch a video from a recent client talking about why it is important to have a good injury attorney, review the reviews of former clients, our peers and the recommendations of the legal industry and contact us or call (949) 305-1400 and speak with me personally for a free consultation. There is no obligation, and no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis. Why do you need an attorney if you are injured in a car accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or Orange County California? The genuine answers are a substantial amount of money, and saving yourself a lot of hassle and time.