When you’re injured in an auto accident or on the job; or if you’re hurt physically or psychologically through the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company or government agency there is normally some sort of insurance coverage which can help you with medical costs, lost wages and time off from work. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always have your best interest at heart. They are more concerned with numbers and how your claim can be quickly resolved. This is why you should have an attorney get involved. But can any attorney help?
The Law is the Law
Most people assume that any attorney has the same knowledge as another. This is mostly true. All attorneys are schooled and trained n different types of law from criminal law to divorce; but there are so many factors involved with each individual case that no one attorney can possibly be familiar and experienced with all of them. This is why attorneys specialize in different areas of the law to better serve clients. An injury lawyer is specially trained in “tort law” which includes civil wrongs and economic or non-economic damages to a person’s property, reputation or rights.
Insurance Companies can be Tough
When you’re injured on the job or as a result of another’s negligence or wrongdoing, your insurance company can suddenly become rather distant and pushy. They’re main interest is with the company’s position and not necessarily yours. Many people have been steamrollered by insurance companies wishing to come to a quick settlement of a claim. This can leave you without adequate money for all your medical bills and pain and suffering. An experienced injury lawyer will help negotiate with insurance companies and help you receive all that you deserve in an injury case.