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After you’ve been badly hurt, why do you need a personal injury lawyer?
Justin Smith is an attorney with Sloan Law Firm based in Longview, Texas. He primarily focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury litigation. He has also assisted clients with matters related to commercial litigation, civil rights, employment-related class actions, police brutality, and legal malpractice.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-364-6814 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
Insurance companies are notoriously tricky to deal with after an injury. Whether it is your own insurance company or that of the other party you are trying to seek compensation from, it’s important to keep in mind that they make their money by reducing and denying claims wherever possible. For this reason, it can be immeasurably helpful to have an attorney on your side who is versed not only in personal injury law, but also insurance law. The initial amount of compensation an insurance company offers to pay for your damages is often insufficient and can be greatly increased by a lawyer who knows how to push policy limits on your behalf and protect you from potential insurance bad faith.
Additionally, it is not uncommon for insurance adjusters to try and convince you to make a statement indicating that you are taking responsibility for the injury, in which case they can deny your claim or greatly reduce it. With an attorney on your side, all you need to do is take down the contact information of the insurance company and let them know your attorney will be in touch. A good personal injury attorney will know what to say or not say in order to keep you safe from the tricks and traps of unscrupulous insurance companies.
Not only is there a statute of limitations or time limit after which you can no longer file for that injury, which varies from state to state, but there are other reasons to file quickly as well. The more time that passes between the injury and when you involve an attorney in your case is more time for important evidence to be hidden or destroyed. Additionally, this is more time that you are stuck paying your own medical bills and possibly contending with other damages such as lost wages and/or pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney will know exactly where to look for the facts they need to present to a judge and jury to tell your story accurately and convince them to make the right decision regarding your case.
What’s more, most reputable personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means you will not pay a penny unless or until your attorney wins your case, at which point they would be paid a percentage of the winnings. Even the consultation is free, so if you have been injured and need help dealing with an uncooperative insurance company or help filing a claim, take a moment to request a consultation and learn more about what an attorney can do for you.
To learn more, contact Justin Smith directly by calling 888-364-6814 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
Do you know why you need to get a personal injury attorney involved if you've been badly injured?
We asked Texas attorney Justin Smith in this AskTheLawyers.com Quick Question.
A lawyer can take the fight to the insurance company, they can team up, bust the policy limits and they've got exposure beyond what their insurance contract says they have to pay, they can file a lawsuit and investigate the claims and ultimately bring that case to a judge or jury to decide right and wrong, and force them to do what is right and pay fair compensation for the injuries that someone suffers.
The more time that passes, the more difficult it is to do that investigation and gather up all the facts that you need in order to put them in front of a judge and jury, so that they can do the right thing.
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