Do I Lose Money by Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

June 10, 2013  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Many people believe they’ll ultimately end up with a smaller check in their pocket after hiring a personal injury attorney, so they avoid calling a lawyer when they could actually really use the help. In reality, the opposite is often true.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can help you save time and energy fighting with insurance companies, and worse, collection companies looking for payment on medical or other your injury may have prevented you from covering. Hiring a personal injury attorney may also mean a larger settlement than you could have negotiated for on your own in the end.
As personal injury attorneys our job is to help you get the maximum legal compensation for your claim. This is often the opposite of what other parties in the case want to do. They usually want to get you to settle for the minimum legal amount they can offer you.
We can help you by advising you on what you’ll need to do in order to get the full value for:

  • Your medical bills, especially for injuries that doctors might not have diagnosed on the day of your accident.
  • If the accident has rendered you unable to work for any period of time, your lost wages.
  • The loss of your vehicle, vehicle value, or the use of your vehicle.
  • Compensation for your pain, your suffering, and assorted other expenses you might hae incurred while dealing with your accident.

For a great example of the differences between insurance company settlement offers, the cost of an accident, and what a lawyer can accomplish for you, take a look at this blog post by CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The numbers may just surprise you. If you take a look at the specific case Cooper covers you’ll see that the lawyer’s fees would still have left the plaintiff well ahead of where she would have been had she taken the insurance company’s offer.
Remember, our personal injury attorneys don’t charge you anything until your claim is paid.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, don’t wait. Call us for your free consultation today. We’ll come to you in Coon Rapids or anywhere else in the Minneapolis metro area.