One of the most common questions asked by our Passaic County personal injury clients is “Why should I hire an attorney? What benefits will the expense of legal representation provide for me?”
While the simple answer is that we can help you to recover full and fair compensation when insurance companies are generally disinclined from doing so for injury victims without legal representation, how we actually help you do this is a much more involved response.
Accurately Evaluating Damages in Passaic County Personal Injury Claims
One of the most important things our attorneys can do for you is to help you accurately value the extent of the damages you have suffered in your accident. Once you accept any kind of settlement for your personal injury claim, you are legally prevented from pursuing further compensation should you discover that the settlement you accepted doesn’t actually cover these expenses. This is why it is critical that not only do you have a complete and accurate understanding of the full extent of your damages, you also secure a settlement which accurately takes these factors into account.
While it may be easy for you to add-up your medical expenses and lost wages thus far, many serious injuries can result in requiring long-term medical treatments, loss of employment, and even the inability to continue in your previous line of work.
By working with both experienced medical professionals as well as financial experts, our attorneys can help you to gain a complete picture of your medical expenses and lost income, and with this picture, work to secure you a settlement that is truly fair to you.
Helping You to Avoid Common Mistakes which Prevent Recovery
Beyond our ability to help you accurate evaluate, and secure, fair compensation, we can help you to avoid making many of the common mistakes that injury victims make during the personal injury process, mistakes which can result in greatly reduced settlements, or even your case being dismissed entirely!
By retaining legal representation, the insurance company is barred from contacting you directly. Instead, all communications with the insurance company, by law, must be first be directed to your attorney.
Remember, the insurance company is not representing your best interests, they are representing theirs, and as such their primary goal is to settle for as little money as possible. With this in mind, they can, and most certainly will, use anything you say or do against you if given the opportunity.
As your legal representative, we can ensure that you have a clear understanding of your rights, the questions you can expect from the insurance company, and how to answer them throughout the personal injury process, all the while ensuring that your best interests are protected, and ultimately secured.
Securing You Greater Total Compensation
Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning all expenses associated with your personal injury claim as well as our own fees will be paid by our firm until we secure you a recovery.
Additionally, as a general rule of thumb, while you will eventually have to pay your personal injury attorney for their services, the greater total recovery that an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to secure for you will almost always pay for their services, and often much more.
So not only does it cost you absolutely nothing to hire an attorney and retain their services throughout the personal injury process, the fact that they will be able to fully evaluate the extent of the damages you require, prevent you from saying or doing things which can weaken your case, and have experience standing up to and negotiating with large insurance companies all combine to provide excellent reasons for why you should hire a personal injury attorney any time you are seeking financial compensation.
Contact Our Clifton Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our attorneys have over 50 years of experience helping clients across Wayne, Clifton, Paterson, West Milford, and the greater Passaic County area to secure financial compensation in personal injury claims of all kinds.
To speak with our firm today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your accident and a better understanding of your options for recovering compensation through a personal injury claim, please contact us online, or through our Clifton, NJ office at (973) 777-8600.