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Should I Hire a Plaintiff Attorney for my Car Accident Case?

If you have been injured in a
car accident, it is likely that you will want to file a personal injury claim against
those responsible for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances, you
may be considering handling your claim on your own in order to save on
attorney’s fees. While you can indeed settle your own claim, this
may not be the most desirable option. Before you attempt to take on your
claim on your own, it is important you consider the benefits that a plaintiff
attorney can bring to your case.

Reasons to hire a car accident attorney include:

1. Knowledgeable advice: Getting involved with any sort of legal matter will expose you to a myriad
of legal terminology and laws that can be difficult for the average person
to comprehend. As new laws become implemented and older laws become obsolete,
it can be an understandable struggle for a common person to stay on top
of all the relevant legal material available. An attorney can handle the
legal heavy lifting on your behalf, including negotiating with the involved
insurance companies

2. Level the playing field: While insurance companies may present an appearance of being on your side,
it is important to remember that they are still businesses with shareholders
to please and profits to protect. Insurance providers may attempt to do
everything they can to limit, delay, or deny your claim. Without legal
help, it is highly likely that you will only receive the bare minimum
for your suffering – or possibly have your claim denied entirely.
An attorney can help ensure you have a fighting chance against an insurance
company and maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.

3. No fees unless you win: Many people think that hiring an attorney will cost far too much money.
In reality, an attorney can often help you recover a settlement that is
up to three times larger than what you would have received on your own.
Furthermore, a majority of car accident cases are represented on a contingency
basis, meaning that your attorney will not get paid for their services
unless they are successful on your behalf.

Call Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci

If you have been injured in a car accident, our four states car accident
lawyers at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci can fight to maximize your
potential financial recovery and help you get through this difficult time
as quickly as possible. Backed by more than 140 years of combined legal
experience, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.

To get started towards filing a claim, call (833) 600-0125 or
contact our office online today.

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