4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Mon Aug 2021
- Personal Injury,
An accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but the ramifications can forever change your life. If you or a loved one has gone through a challenging, traumatic, or life-altering experience as a result of an accident, then discussing your legal options with a New Jersey personal injury attorney is a good idea.
Below is a list of 4 reasons why you should hire an attorney. As you consider your options and the situation in which you find yourself, you should take into account who the insurance company is really working, the time frame which you have to settle your claim (known as the “statute of limitations”), the rules with which you must comply, the damages you incurred, and the complexities of proving your case.
- Insurance Companies Do Not Care About You or Your Injuries.
Although each state has specific laws that govern how insurance carriers must operate, it cannot control their motive in how they actually handle the claims. Insurance companies have teams of attorneys on retainer to assist them in finding ways to minimize the amount of money they pat out on accident claims. If they have attorneys working for them, should you have someone fighting to protect your rights?
- File or Settle Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
You only have a certain time frame to begin the legal process to file your accident claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you miss this deadline, you could be forever barred from recovering anything for your damages. An experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney will know these deadlines and will prevent miss out on your opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries.
- Complying with Strict Rules
After an accident, there are specific procedures that must take place as the claim is investigated. You need to complete paperwork, schedule property damage inspections, and of course follow procedure to accurately diagnose and treat your injuries. Dealing with all these steps while taking care of your injuries can be overwhelming. An attorney can handle the legal aspects of your claim and allow you to only worry about your injuries.
- Proving Your Case Can Be Complicated
Not every accident is clear cut, and even those that may be seemingly easy can be complicated. Proving the full extent of your injuries and getting the full compensation that you deserve can be more difficult than most accident victims expect. The main reason is that the insurance company will take every step possible to settle for as little as possible. With an aggressive New Jersey accident attorney on your side, you can be confident that your claim will settle for the full value of what it is worth.
Call a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, an experienced attorney can help. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 908-355-7100 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.