But remember, the adjustor has a job to do. His/her job is to pay out as little on your personal injury claim as possible. Why do you think they imply or outright tell you not to get an attorney.
Most attorneys work on a contingency fee and so the incentive is for them to get you as much as possible. Even with the attorney’s percentage being deducted in many cases you may get more than without an attorney.
An experienced personal injury attorney should be able to tell you if he can add value to your claim. For instance, if you just went to the emergency room or your family doctor one time for your injury, you probably can negotiate this yourself.
However, if you have a significant injury with ongoing treatment, you should consider retaining an attorney to protect your rights and fight for what is fair. Often it pays dividends to let an attorney take the hassle out of dealing with the insurance company.
Even if you have an offer from the insurance company, some attorneys will only take a fee out of the amount they get for you above the insurance companies lowball offer. So don’t be bullied or sweet talked into taking less than you deserve by big insurance.
Anthony Castelli is an aggressive Cincinnati accident and injury attorney. He welcomes your questions and offers free initial consultations. You can reach him at 621-2345 orwww.castellilaw.com for more information.