If you have recently suffered a personal injury, you might be wondering what you can do so that you will get the money you need to cover the medical bills and other expenses. People often overlook the fact that some injuries require time away from work to recover. When you are deciding whether you need to go to court, consider how long it will take to heal and how you will pay your living expenses in the process. The simple answer is that going to court is your decision, but learning as much as you can about personal injury claims will work wonders when it comes to making the right choice.
Accepting the Offer
When you file a personal injury claim against a business or insurance company, the defendant will likely want to settle out of court and will make an offer. If you feel as though the offer is reasonable, you can opt to accept the payment. The amount that you receive will likely be less than the amount for which you had asked. People sometimes accept the offer to avoid a court battle, but you will need to look at each side before you make a final decision. Even though it might feel tempting, rushing the process can hurt you over the long run.
Denying the Offer
Many people soon discover that the company does not want to provide them with fair compensation for their injuries, and they take the issue to court for resolution. When you use this option, keep in mind that the court battle could last for several months or years, and you might not get the funds that you need right away. On the other hand, this path can provide you with enough money to compensate for the injury and lost wages. Choosing one over the other is not always easy, and many individuals start feeling lost and confused.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Facing the difficult decision of whether or not going to court is the answer can be overwhelming, and without the proper training and legal experience, making mistakes will be easy. A qualified lawyer will look at your case, medical bills and other expenses to determine what path makes sense for your situation. Your lawyer will know if the insurance company is providing you with a fair offer and your odds of winning a court battle. You can then use this information to make your choice with confidence.
You should not be forced to handle this problem alone, and you can’t allow the insurance companies to cheat you out of the compensation to which you are entitled. While facing this dilemma alone is a risk, a kind and caring lawyer will walk you through each step so that you won’t need to worry about making a wrong turn. Because the insurance companies want to protect their interests, you need to have someone who has your back, serving to level the playing field.
If you don’t think the insurance companies are going to give you a fair deal, it’s time to take action, and you don’t need to face these problems by yourself. We invite you to contact the law offices of Lamber and Goodnow, and you will know that you are in good hands. With a 99 percent success rate, our team has what it takes to help you win and to get your needed compensation. Some people are worried about spending money on a legal team that can’t get the job done. Because you won’t pay a dime unless you win, you won’t take any risks when you turn to us for help.
We know how troubling it can be to face a personal injury, and we don’t think that people should jump through hoops to get their money and to move on with their lives. We will handle the legal battles so that you can focus on the recovery process. Our team can’t stand to see big companies try to take advantage of people, and we promise that we will do what is required to build a solid case. If you don’t want to waste any more time, you can get started right away.