You go through life in your little world without ever giving a thought to what would happen if you are seriously injured. And then it happens, you are the victim of a serious accident. This can have lasting effects on your personal life. It can limit your mobility, preventing you from moving up the ladder at work, take a toll on your family as well as overall enjoyment in life. To seek justice for your injuries and get a fair settlement for your injuries, it’s best to use an established and respected company like Morelli Law Firm. They will use their knowledge and area of expertise to represent you through this difficult time.
While you can choose to represent yourself, unless to have an understanding of the laws it’s in your best interest to have knowledgeable counsel do what they do best – win cases. There’s a lot at stake. There are many factors that go into preparing a just settlement. You need to address your diminished quality of life, lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering that affects both you and your family. A law office such as Morelli Law Firm knows what a fair offer is and what’s unacceptable.
You might think you can save a few bucks going it alone. In the end, unless you know how to present your case, deal with the insurance companies and the courts, you will be settling for far less than you deserve. Insurance companies hire attorneys to settle cases quick. The reason for this is so that you don’t have the time to factor in what you’ve lost. When you see a settlement offers for $5, $10 or $20,000.00 dollars it seems like a fair amount. That is until after you’ve agreed to it and accepted the check. By the time you start to calculate the doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, and medications, all with out-of-pocket deductibles, it’s too late. Then there’s your inability to advance on the job. This in itself is worth much more than you’ll receive. Also, there’s your pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life. Is this really worth just a few thousand dollars?
Life happens and while you can’t always avoid the outcome, you can get compensation. Knowing when to accept an offer and when to say ‘no thanks, we’ll see you in court’ comes from an educated equation. What your attorney will do is meet with you. He/she will do an intake to get the facts, get a copy of all the medical records as well as a copy of the accident report. After that, you need to file papers with the court and the case begins. It’s a back and forth battle that can go on for several months or a year depending on the evidence. Most attorneys will not bill their fee for services until the case settles. They will also have you go to a doctor of their choosing at no out-of-pocket expense to you.
While nobody plans for an accident, having the right representation at your side is important. They have the experience and knowledge in dealing with the insurance companies and the courts. It allows you to recover and find some normalcy until the case gets settled.