Finding a dedicated Black Forest personal injury lawyer is a great first step to claiming compensation. Tackling insurance companies to win compensation for people just like you is what they excel at.
Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Hiring a specialist personal injury lawyer is a great idea. Here are all the reasons why.
1) No Win, No Fee
First things first, personal injury lawyers work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. If you didn’t know, this means that you won’t pay your lawyer if they don’t win your case. This is a great way of making justice accessible: no matter what happens, you’ll never be out of pocket.
It’s so important to have at least some attorneys working on a no win, no fee basis. If there was no alternative to hourly fees, then the majority of U.S. citizens simply wouldn’t be able to afford justice. If you were to hire a lawyer on an hourly basis, bear in mind that these cases can take months or years. Over the course of those months or years, your lawyer’s hourly fees would no doubt build up to the point that you paid them more than you settled for.
2) Free Consultation
Your Black Forest personal injury lawyer doesn’t just work on a no win, no fee basis. They also offer free consultations. Again, this is great for anybody looking to keep to a budget. The point of a consultation is for you and your attorney to find out more about each other. That’s useful from two perspectives: first, you can find out whether the attorney is right for you. Over the course of months and years, it’s incredibly important that you work with an attorney you get along with.
Perhaps even more important, though, is that your attorney gauges your claim. Over the course of a consultation, they’ll ask you all about your accident- was it a car accident, a slip or fall, or something else? Through the conversation, they’ll be judging whether your claim is one that’s worth pursuing. Because they’ll only be paid if they’re successful, no win/no fee attorneys have an incentive to only take on claims that are likely to be successful. So after a free consultation, you’ll know that you’re not wasting your time by making a claim.
3) Statutes of Limitations
Here’s something incredibly important that hardly anybody knows about. Statutes of Limitations are basically cut-off periods that apply after a certain amount of time after your accident. If you wait to file your claim, you can fall foul of one. No matter whether the accident was your fault, or how badly you were injured, it doesn’t matter- if you wait too long, your claim is extinguished.
To meet these statutes, you have to file your claim on time. The problem is that there are different statutes that apply to claims against insurance companies and third parties. Not only that, but filing your claim involves filling in all kinds of forms. Not only is it no fun, but it can be enormously complicated. It’s best to leave these forms to an attorney.
4) Negotiation Expertise
Throughout the claims process, the relevant insurance company will continually send you offers. The point of these offers is to encourage you to take less than your claim is worth. They send these low-ball offers when they think you’re at a low point; after all, giving out less than they take in is how insurance companies stay in business. Unfortunately, people who take on insurance companies alone often fall foul of these offers.
Your Black Forest personal injury lawyer is an expert negotiator. They’ve been in this position dozens of times before, at least. They know exactly when an insurance company is offering less than your claim is worth; in response, they know exactly how to send a strong counter offer.
With an attorney by your side, you’ll have free advice on whether on offer is a good one or a bad one. Bear in mind that settlements aren’t all bad. Sometimes, they’re a great alternative to court. Plus, it’s always tempting to finally put a pin in the case rather than letting it go on for another year or more. Without an attorney, you won’t have access to that advice.
5) Based Locally
Another advantage of hiring a Black Forest personal injury lawyer is that they’re based locally. Hiring an attorney who knows the area has a few advantages. First, they’re typically more invested in your case. Local lawyers are proud to fight your corner, especially against ‘big businesses’ from who knows where!
Not only that, but by hiring a local Black Forest personal injury lawyer, you’re helping the local economy. National firms with branches in Colorado can be just as effective in terms of winning your claim. But if you’re successful, the fee that they take doesn’t stay here in Colorado: it goes to New York or Los Angeles. It’s nice to know that the fee for an attorney’s services are staying within the community.
How Do I Find a Black Forest Personal Injury Lawyer?
The best way to find a local attorney? Through 719-PAIN. We’re a hotline dedicated to helping the people of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area to find legal assistance. And if you need medical help after a personal injury, we can help you find a physician and a chiropractor too! Here’s how it works:
- It all starts when you call our 719-PAIN hotline.
- You’ll get through to one of our expert advisors, who will ask you a few non-sensitive questions. Their job is to find out more about your accident, so that they can find you the help you need.
- Once our advisor knows how to help, they’ll offer you the best attorneys, physicians and chiropractors available in the Colorado Springs area.
We don’t charge a fee for the service, nor do we receive payment to make any particular suggestions. So give us a call today to find the help you need!