It’s in your best interest to consult a lawyer if you suffer a personal injury
Written by our personal injury lawyers in Virginia Beach
People who are injured in an accident often want to try to resolve the case on their own. They make this decision because they want to be in control of any settlement negotiations and also don’t want to have to pay a personal injury lawyer.
However, there are a number of reasons why hiring a lawyer to represent you (even if you just want to settle the case and not sue) makes a lot of sense.
Our three lawyers have a combined 35 years of experience representing clients in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all of Hampton Roads. We understand the nuances, procedures, and tendencies of each city’s courts, and that knowledge may be the edge your case needs.
Why hiring a lawyer is in your best interest
First, a lawyer can give you a realistic settlement value of your case. This is determined by examining your medical bills, medical records, witness statements, and more. Good personal injury lawyers have a lot of experience valuing cases and will let you know how much a good settlement would be.
Second, experienced personal injury lawyers will be able to determine all sources of financial recovery. There may be insurance policies of which an unrepresented person may not be aware and this could mean that an injured party is leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table. Our personal injury lawyers in Virginia Beach know how to locate those policies and advise whether they may offer coverage for your accident.
Third, a good personal injury lawyer may be able to negotiate down some of your medical bills. There are times when an injured party’s medical bills exceed the amount of automobile insurance available to resolve the claim. This could mean that the victim would receive nothing and still owe their doctors. An experienced lawyer can call healthcare facilities and attempt to reduce monies owed so that their client receives money without owing a doctor.
At the very least, an injured person in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, or Hampton Roads should initially consult with a lawyer prior to making any decisions regarding their case. At Klein, Rowell & Shall, our lawyers have handled cases involving all nature of injuries.
For a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, please call us at (757) 432-2500 or use our online form below.
Personal injury lawyers in Virginia Beach serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all of Hampton Roads.