If you are hurt in a car accident because of another driver’s negligence, there is no guarantee you will be compensated for your injuries. Whether they are insured or not, your payment can be dependent on circumstances and situations out of your control. And if you receive a payment, it may or not be a fair amount.
Hiring an Indiana personal injury lawyer with experience and knowledge of all automobile accident related laws may be the difference between being compensated for your pain or potentially having to pay the bills yourself.
Here are a few tips on deciding whether you should find a personal injury lawyer:
If you sustained serious injuries that may involve long term consequences (concussions and other head injuries, neck trauma, etc), then you absolutely want to be represented. All insurance companies are well trained in giving you as small a payment as possible. In such a highly sensitive situation, don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of.
If the other person is uninsured or you’re unsure about what they’ll cover, then you should find legal representation. Your best chance of not being ripped off is finding a lawyer with the experience and knowledge to protect your rights.
If you find yourself being pressured into a quick settlement. Insurance companies will often times try and push you into signing a quick settlement, usually paying severely less than your proper compensation.
If you feel that the compensation is less than what your injuries will cost. Do not risk being underpaid. Insurance companies make a living off underpaying victims.
If you having minor injuries (scratches, small bruises, etc), you may not need a lawyer. However, it is always a good idea to seek professional advice, as some injuries may not surface immediately.
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