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An auto accident of any sort upends your life. Far too many Americans are involved serious and fatal accidents. For these individuals, the choice to obtain a lawyer is often easy.
If you are lucky enough to walk away from an accident, or if you get checked out at the ER and everything looks OK, you may assume that you don’t need a lawyer. Your intuition might tell you that the most important thing is putting the accident behind you and getting to normal as soon as possible. So you shake off your injuries and try to go about your normal routine.
But what happens when weeks or months later that dull pain intensifies and makes it hard to get out of bed? What happens when, despite physical therapy or chiropractic care, you can’t seem to return to your usual activities without pain? Now you may decide that a lawyer is necessary. Yet, because the accident happened weeks ago, it will be difficult to investigate the accident thoroughly. What may have been a slam dunk case and easy settlement could now turn into protracted litigation or worse, no compensation at all.
I get it. You aren’t exactly excited about contacting a lawyer after an auto accident. But if you are at all concerned that you may have been injured in an auto accident, it’s important to get in contact with a lawyer now. You can always decide not to pursue a claim later if you get better, but you cannot go back in time and preserve crucial evidence regarding liability.
Insurance companies do not want to pay you fair value for your injuries and expenses. Rather, they are only interested in limiting their own costs. The only thing that can convince them to make fair and reasonable offers is if they know that they are dealing with someone who is willing to take them to trial if necessary.
Think about it this way: when a district attorney makes a plea deal to a criminal, it’s understood that if that deal is rejected that a trial will ensue, at which point even more serious charges may be sought. Similarly, when the Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC makes a settlement offer to an insurance company, it’s understood that if that offer is rejected, we are not afraid to go to trial and ask a jury for an even larger recovery.
If you are unable to work as a result of an auto accident, in addition to filing a lawsuit, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Our firm has extensive experience handling claims for Social Security Disability benefits and can guide you through that complicated and difficult process. You won’t have to hire one disability attorney and one personal injury attorney. You can house all of your legal needs under our roof.