Regardless of the type of accident you’ve been in to sustain an injury, you need an attorney to help fight for your rights. However, it’s not uncommon for individuals to feel like they either don’t need to file any claim after an accident or that they can represent themselves. At Rodzik Law Group, we want to help you understand why it’s important to hire an accident attorney in North Carolina. Read our short guide below, where we’ve outlined five benefits of hiring an attorney.
Working your way through an accident claim can be a complex and frustrating process. You’ll often have people on the other side of the fence questioning the severity of your injuries in an effort to downplay your need for medical and financial benefits. This can be the party responsible for your injuries or an insurance company. Your accident lawyer will represent you in all interactions with the other party and insurance companies to ensure that you don’t feel intimidated or doubt the need to continue your fight.
Help you get medical attention
It’s crucial that you get medical attention as soon as possible after sustaining an injury. Not only are you at risk of your injury getting worse, but you have a small window of time to receive a diagnosis for legal purposes. You might have already seen a doctor for injuries you sustained in an accident. Still, your attorney will help verify that you have an appropriate diagnosis and ensure that you continue to receive the medical care you need. Beyond your initial medical assessment, your attorney will fight for you to receive ongoing medical treatment for as long as you need it.
Help with negotiations and lawsuits
In an ideal world, you could walk into negotiations with the person responsible for your injuries and their insurance company, provide evidence of your injuries, and walk out with the financial compensation and medical coverage you need. Unfortunately, this isn’t how things typically go. There is going to be a window of time where your attorney will negotiate with the other party’s lawyer and insurance company to get you the compensation that you deserve.
If they’re unable to reach an agreement, the lawsuit will go to court. Your lawyer will go to court on your behalf. Having an experienced attorney is essential when a case goes to court because it’s often unfamiliar territory for the layman.
Protects you from insurance companies
Your insurance company wants you to feel like they have your best interests in mind. They’re the type of organizations that are your best friend when you’re not doing anything more than paying your premiums, but things can turn quickly when you try to draw your benefits. Insurance companies are in business to make money but paying out benefits isn’t conducive to doing so. You’ll find that they will often try to short their clients when it comes time to provide benefits. Your accident attorney will fight your insurance company or that of the individual responsible for your injuries.
Provides value to your injury claim
The courts and insurance companies need to have a value placed on your injury claim. Your attorney can help you work with a medical professional to put a value on your injury, which makes it easier to ensure that you’re getting the medical care that you need now and into the future as necessary.
Call for a consultation
Get started hiring an accident attorney in North Carolina by calling our team at Rodzik Law Group. We’re experienced in working with injury cases and will fight for you. Call 910-762-1199 to schedule a meeting.