by Tim O’Hare
Have you suffered a serious injury, from an accident such as a truck, work or construction accident? If so, do not hesitate to call an experienced personal injury attorney before choosing to settle with an insurance company. In these cases, having a reputable personal injury lawyer on your side is in your best interest. Settling your case without the help of a lawyer who is legally obligated to act in your best interests will cost you money.
The little-known truth is that insurance adjusters receive raises and promotions based on how much money they save their company. No matter what an adjuster may tell you, the insurance company is not on your side and you can be sure an adjuster is not looking out for your best interests. A lawyer, however, is your friend.
Contrary to what you see in ads on TV, most personal injury attorneys are not “ambulance chasers,” just out to make a buck off of your pain and suffering. A reputable personal injury lawyer’s end goal is making sure their client receives enough compensation to cover medical costs and to meet the financial needs of their family for what is lost due to the accident, including past and future economic losses.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured through no fault of their own, call a reputable personal injury attorney who can protect you or your friend from being taken advantage of by the insurance company. A serious injury could result in financial hardship for the rest of the injured individual’s life which can be dealt with by an experienced attorney working on that individual’s behalf.
To ensure you get a fair settlement, here are three things you should know:
Don’t talk to an adjuster without an attorney. Before innocently answering questions that will be twisted and used to devalue your claim, contact a personal injury attorney and let them speak for you.
Be patient and wait for the right settlement. Do not jump on the first settlement offered to you. Chances are, it will be weeks before you know the total cost of the accident and your actual losses. Insurance companies will often make an offer right away to avoid paying what they know will be fair. Don’t fall for it. Get a lawyer on board quickly. It will be to your advantage.
Hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Only a lawyer will know all the laws regarding your case, and how they apply to you. To get the best settlement in your case, hire a personal injury lawyer. Insurance adjusters want you to deal with them and not hire a lawyer because they know it will save the company money, hurting you in the process.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare are attorneys you can trust to always look out for your best interests. D Magazine has named Tim O’Hare one of the best personal injury lawyers in Dallas for three consecutive years. He is an attorney you can trust to make sure your future is protected when an accident not your fault makes life uncertain.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury as the result of a car wreck or work accident, or if you need someone to handle your will, trust, probate matters, bankruptcy, child custody or child support issues, business formations or another legal matter, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas-Ft. Worth personal injury attorney.
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