Can I Obtain Fair Compensation Without an Attorney?
Many people think that they can handle their own insurance claims. Insurance companies strive to make the claims process seem easy, straightforward, and accessible to the general public. In reality, the claims process can be quickly complicated by any number of factors, leaving the claimant wondering if they need an attorney to help them. In personal injury claims, you have the right to handle your claim on your own or you can hire an attorney. If you are dealing with an insurance company directly, they may try to give you the impression that an attorney is unnecessary. It is important to keep in mind that insurance companies, even your own, are not looking out for your best interests; they are looking out for their own. That being said, even if you want to settle without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an attorney. This is not to say that you cannot get a fair settlement without the assistance of an attorney. You can, but without the advice of an attorney, you may not know what a fair settlement is and what you are entitled to recover. Even simply consulting with a personal injury attorney about your claim can help you understand your rights to compensation and give you an overview of how settlement negotiations are handled. If you are hesitant to retain an attorney for fear of the cost, keep in mind that many personal injury attorneys will work on a contingency fee plan, meaning they only get paid if you do. Also, having an attorney represent you can result in a higher claim value because an experienced attorney will know how to skillfully negotiate your settlement in a way that maximizes your recovery. Sometimes, having an attorney represent you can mean the difference between a low settlement and one that exceeds your expectations. If the insurance company has already extended you an offer, and you are not satisfied with it, you may need to hire an attorney to ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses. It is extremely difficult for an injured party to negotiate directly with an insurance company that is tendering low-ball offers. While you have the right to negotiate on your own, the insurance company is much more likely to offer a fair settlement when an attorney is in the picture. Insurance companies generally want to avoid going to court, and so they are generally more amendable to fair settlement negotiations when you have an attorney representing you. If you're involved in a personal injury claim, our skilled attorneys are here to help. Thomas C. Rowsey, P.C. will work hard to protect your rights to compensation and can help you get a settlement you feel is fair. Based in Roswell, GA, Thomas C. Rowsey Attorneys at Law serves those across the greater Atlanta metropolitan area including Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Milton, Cumming, Dunwoody, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs. Contact our office today at (770) 993-5317 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. Offering expert legal counsel in personal injury, criminal defense and family law, Thomas C. Rowsey Attorneys at Law are here to help.