A fter a motor vehicle accident, many people ask the question “Do I really need a lawyer to handle my Ohio personal injury claim?”
A lawyer is definitely not needed for every injury claim involving a motor vehicle accident. Some factors that suggest you need a lawyer include:
- Your treatment was more than a few hundred dollars.
- You may have future health problems needing medical care.
- The state of Ohio or federal government is paying the bills.
- There was more than minimal damage to your vehicle.
- Your injuries are more than an ER visit.
- You have health insurance that you do not want to lose when you settle the auto insurance claim.
- If you are having trouble getting medical care.
While no list is exhaustive, these are some factors that can help you determine if you actually need a lawyer. The best way to decide if you need a lawyer is to actually talk to an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer and ask him or her why you need to hire them in your particular case. An experience personal injury lawyer, like those at Chester Law Group, will be happy to explain whether an attorney is necessary for you particular case and what benefit they can bring to help you with your claim. The personal injury process is actually quite complicated, especially if you want to receive the highest possible settlement or jury verdict and repay the least to doctors and health insurers.
Attorney David Chester stated that he is always surprised at the number of people who try to handle their own cases, screw them up royally, and then call Chester Law to try to fix their mistakes. David asks the question, “You would not try to do brain surgery on yourself, would you?” Then why do the injured still try to handle complicated claims themselves? One misstep on your part and you can watch justice and a fair settlement walk right out the door, especially on larger cases.
Even when the insurance company offers their policy limits, a lawyer may be able to reduce the amount that must be repaid to your health insurer to zero, thereby more than paying for his legal fee and putting more money in the client’s pocket. Don’t listen to adjusters who tell you that you don’t need a lawyer. Would you listen to the fox who says he wants to guard the hen house? Probably not. Remember the insurance adjuster is working for the insurance company not you. They are trying to minimize their loses. Insurance companies actually try to keep lawyers out of the process because they know they have the advantage when an attorney is not involved. The only way you can protect your rights is to have the help of someone who understands the personal injury claim process. This is where the lawyers at Chester Law can help you.
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