When you are involved in a collision, a representative of the other driver’s insurance company might imply or expressly state that there is no reason to hire an attorney. The claim might even be made that hiring an attorney will simply mean you receive less of a net recovery after your attorney has been paid. Any accident victim given such advice should consider the source. The adjuster’s job involves ensuring the insurance company pays out as little as possible on claims. Sometimes adjusters receive special compensation or recognition for limiting claim payouts.
Most people would never consider handling their own medical procedure because they lack the education, professional training, certifications, vocabulary, and specialized knowledge of medicine. A claimant without legal training or education should not expect to fair much better in a courtroom. The litigation process is complicated and governed by exhaustive legal standards, procedural rules, rules of evidence, court rules, and a plethora of other areas of specialized knowledge that fill law libraries. The insurance company has a team of attorneys, investigators, adjusters, experts, and others all working to ensure that claimants receive as little as possible in payouts.
Despite the claims of some self-serving insurance adjusters, the decision to hire a car accident attorney can significantly improve your likelihood of success as well as the amount of your settlement or verdict.
Typically, car accident attorneys have an undergraduate degree, a JD following three years of specialized legal training in law school, years of experience handling injury claims, mandatory continuing legal education requirements, and perhaps even board certification.
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