While many people may hesitate to pursue legal action, understanding the role of an attorney can make a significant difference in maximizing the value of a personal injury claim such as a car wreck, slip and fall, or dog bite. There are a few key misconceptions about hiring a lawyer you should know before you decide against hiring one.
Misconception 1: Hiring a Lawyer means Filing a Lawsuit
One of the primary misconceptions about hiring a personal injury attorney is that it automatically leads to filing a lawsuit. Not every case requires going to court. Injury attorneys possess the knowledge and expertise to build a strong case or claim and communicate effectively with insurance adjusters. By presenting your case in the right format and language, attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve often without filing suit or stepping foot in a courthouse.
Misconception 2: Anybody can Beat the Insurance Company
David Greene’s 25 years of experience in the field highlights the importance of hiring a knowledgeable attorney. At Greene & Phillips, their team includes former claims handlers for insurance companies, giving them a deep understanding of the rules and the value of your claim. By assessing the situation, attorneys can advise you on whether filing a lawsuit is necessary, considering factors such as the potential need for subrogation and paying back hospital liens.
Misconception 3: Health Insurance Will Not Seek Reimbursement for Medical Bills
Subrogation refers to the process of reimbursing your health insurance for medical bills they have covered. Many individuals assume that their health insurance provider should bear the responsibility for these expenses. However, health insurance companies often have the right to seek reimbursement from you out of whatever settlement you get. Hiring a lawyer ensures that subrogation matters are handled appropriately, protecting your health coverage and ensuring all parties involved are paid accordingly.
Misconception 4: Most Lawsuits go to Trial
Most personal injury cases do not go to trial. Instead, attorneys work towards reaching a settlement with the insurance company pre-litigation. Settling a case involves understanding the language of insurance companies, presenting your case effectively, and negotiating on your behalf. Ultimately, the goal is to secure fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
In summary, by enlisting the expertise of injury attorneys like those at Greene & Phillips, you can navigate the complexities of personal injury claims while maximizing the value of your case. Injury attorneys bring extensive experience, knowledge of insurance company processes, and the ability to communicate effectively, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Finding out if you may have a case is easy.
- Give us a call or fill out a contact form. We’re able to tell you if you may have case in less than a minute
- Stop by for free consultation with a lawyer. They’ll answer all your questions, and walk you through our process. This often takes less than 30 minutes.
- Focus on getting better. We’ll handle all the bills, paperwork, negotiations and subrogation on your behalf.
Remember, at Greene & Phillips there’s no charge unless we get money for you.