Should You Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident?
If You Are Injured in an Auto Accident, Speak With a Lawyer First
You’ve seen the commercials promising to save you money and fast claims service. Insurance companies spend a lot of money on advertisements to convince you they are your easy-going friend. But when it’s time to pay an injury claim, they can be quite difficult to work with. When someone is injured in an auto accident, they should file a claim against the responsible party’s insurance policy. As should be obvious, the insurance company does not have a shared interest with the injured person. The insurance company would prefer to pay nothing or a very small amount to resolve any claim. The injured person should get full and fair compensation. The insurance company has experienced adjusters and lawyers. Shouldn’t you?
An Attorney Ensures that Your Medical Bills are Paid
Even after you have received the necessary medical bills, there are situations where the insurance company will deny or delay payment. This can cause a lot of unneeded stress for someone who is working through a physical recovery. A New Jersey car accident attorney working for you becomes the main contact point for all interactions with medical bills, insurance claims and ensuring payments are made.
Medical bills arising from an auto accident can be very confusing. New Jersey requires no-fault auto insurance, meaning your own auto insurance pays for your medical treatment. Each policy has co-pays and deductibles. Insurance companies offer to save you money by having your health insurance pay these bills. Not all health insurance companies will agree to pay these bills. You need an experience attorney who knows where to look for payment.
An Attorney Helps Negotiate an Appropriate Settlement Amount
Accidents and injuries do not come with a clear price tag. A typical claim calculates time missed from work, medical costs (both past and future) as well as compensation for your pain and suffering. There can be a large range of what may be an “acceptable” amount. An attorney working for you negotiates on your behalf with the insurance company to ensure that you recover every possible dollar.
What if I Can’t Afford an Auto Accident Lawyer?
I have been helping people affected by auto accidents make their best possible recovery for years. I have worked with people who were extremely hesitant to contact a lawyer; some because they thought it would be expensive, and others because they already had an offer from the insurance company and wanted to accept it. You pay nothing out of pocket to hire me as your attorney. I handle your case, and then I am paid a percentage of the recovery (or verdict) I secure on your behalf. If I am unable to make a recovery, you pay nothing.
Start with a Free Consultation
The first step is simply meeting with me so that you can understand how I will be able to help you. I will get you acquainted with how New Jersey law applies to your situation and explain the process for moving forward. If you choose to hire me, you pay nothing. I am only paid after I make a successful recovery on your behalf.