Every day all over Virginia, hundreds of people fall victim to personal injury because of other people’s negligence. Unfortunately, many are unaware that they could be entitled to compensation because of their injuries, and they take no action. Minor injuries may be easy to overcome but more significant injuries can leave you with a mountain of medical bills, long-term pain, and possibly permanent lifestyle changes. Whether you have a minor or significant injury, it is always best to call an experienced personal injury attorney to get advice before you talk to the insurance companies. You should not have to pay for your injuries or property damage when it is caused by someone else, and a personal injury attorney can help guide you through this difficult time to ensure you are fully compensated.
Here are the top reasons you should hire a personal injury attorney should you find yourself injured at the hands of another person.
- Personal injury attorneys have your best interest at heart unlike the insurance company.
Insurance companies are businesses who are looking out for their bottom line and not for your best interests. Many insurance companies will use tactics to make it difficult to get the money you deserve, including disputing liability. Many of the large insurance companies try to argue that the injured person is responsible for their own injuries. In the state of Virginia, even if the other person is at fault – if you contribute to the accident in any way in the insurance company’s opinion, they can deny your claim. When you talk to the insurance company, they will want a recorded statement and there is a high likelihood that you could say something that could be damaging to your personal injury case. When you have been injured, you never want to talk to at-fault party’s insurance company until you have spoken to personal injury attorney.
- Personal injury attorneys provide you with a trusted advocate in your time of need.
A personal injury attorney provides guidance in a situation that most people have no experience with. They are there to protect your legal interests, present you your options, and ensure you get the proper care and compensation you deserve. Serious injury cases are complex and having someone that has the knowledge and experience to help get you through this time, that was of no fault of your own, can provide you with peace of mind so that you can focus on your recovery.
- Personal injury attorneys help level the playing field with the insurance companies.
Insurance companies will try to settle quickly, sometimes even before you know the full extent of your injuries or amount of your property damage. It’s not easy to navigate the insurance process and having an experienced personal injury attorney there to negotiate with the claims adjuster can not only save you the headache but can help ensure you receive full and fair compensation. Many times, a person that is injured has no idea how much their case is really worth, and the insurance companies can take advantage of that fact. An attorney will work to make sure your medical bills are paid in full, you recover your lost wages, and receive payment for your pain, suffering, and inconvenience.
- Personal injury attorneys provide the expertise in challenging cases.
We’ve talked about the fact that hiring a personal injury attorney helps in cases where there is a major injury involved, but what about a hit and run case or an injury resulting from either an uninsured or underinsured motorist? What if you are driving with an expired license or without auto insurance and injured by another driver? If you were injured through no fault of your own, these are all hurdles that an experienced attorney can help you clear to get the compensation you deserve.
- Personal injury attorneys provide the ability to go to court if needed.
When you hire a personal injury attorney, the insurance companies take notice and know that if their offer doesn’t cover your injuries sufficiently, you are able to go to court if needed. Many times, just hiring a personal injury firm is enough to get a larger settlement but also having the ability to file a lawsuit and go to court helps ensure you are fully and fairly compensated.
- You don’t pay anything upfront!
It is free to call and get advice for your situation. If you hire Huffman & Huffman for your personal injury case, you don’t pay anything until you receive your settlement. There are no upfront costs to you. Even if you choose not to hire us, it costs nothing to call to get advice. Your call is completely free!
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU
If you’ve been injured in an accident at the fault of someone else, please contact our firm for advice and help as soon as possible after your accident. Obtaining legal advice about your potential claim is always free. Not obtaining counsel could cost you thousands of dollars and a lot of stress. Some of the costliest mistakes people make with their claim are made right after the accident or relying on the insurance company for help. We understand just how important it is for you to obtain the proper compensation under the law, to pay for your damages, and get back on your feet. We will work hard on your behalf and handle your claim from start to finish so you can focus on getting better. Let our family help your family!
Contact Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC at (757) 599-6050 to schedule your free case evaluation. We have offices in Newport News and Virginia Beach and we are happy to come to meet with you at your home or wherever is most convenient for you. We serve clients all over Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas.
Should I Sue a Friend or a Family Member After an Accident?
You’ve been in an accident with a close friend or a family member. It’s a sticky situation because while you are close, there is damage to you or your property. Those damages cost money. An accident is an accident, and you don’t want to be on the hook for something you weren’t responsible for. Suing...
5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury is something none of us ever want to experience. These injuries are unpredictable, traumatic, and in most cases, expensive. Not only do you have to consider the costly medical bills resulting from your injuries, but you may also have lost wages due to time missed at work and other damages that affect...
Teen Driver Risk Factors
Becoming a licensed driver is a significant event in any teen’s life. Unfortunately, it can be terrifying for parents and caregivers. Driving is an enormous responsibility, and it is a task that requires quick decision-making. The reality is that teens are more likely to be in car accidents because of their lack of driving experience....