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Should You Hire an Attorney or Deal with the Insurance Company on Your Own?

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Whether you’re dealing with property damage to your home or a personal injury, your first instinct might be to let the insurance companies handle everything and send you a check once they’ve finished their investigation. 

While this might seem like the “easy” route, it can leave you vulnerable to insurance adjusters denying your claim, sending you lowball offers, or delaying payment. In most cases, hiring an attorney is the smart choice. 

How a Florida Keys Injury Attorney Can Help Deal with the Insurance Companies

In an ideal world, you would receive a fair settlement in record time without having to jump through a lot of hoops. Unfortunately, in the real world, for-profit insurance companies strategically make things difficult for anyone filing an injury claim.

Clients rely on the expertise of personal injury attorneys to help them with the following challenges: 

  • Disputes about fault that led to the claim
  • Disagreements with insurance adjusters about the value of your damages
  • The complexities of the judicial system

When to Contact an Attorney About a Claim

You should contact an attorney before speaking with any insurance company. The reason is that you might say something that could be used against you in your claim. Insurance companies have a lot of experience in this area, and their goal is to maximize profits, which means paying you less money.

Being proactive about contacting a personal injury attorney or accident lawyer means you can start your claim off on the right foot and be armed with an attorney if the insurance company throws you an unexpected curveball, such as a settlement that seems inherently unfair.

To put things into perspective, the Insurance Research Council reports that personal injury victims represented by an attorney receive settlements that average 3.5 times more than people without legal representation.

Personal injury attorneys, including those at Lyons & Snyder, work on a contingency fee, and you don’t pay until you recover. 

Benefits of Hiring a Local Attorney to Help with Your Injury Claim

 In addition to receiving a larger settlement offer, attorneys provide clients with the following benefits: 

  • Formulate accurate value assessments of your damages
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary.

Contact Personal Injury Lawyers at Florida Keys Injury for a Free Consultation

Having an experienced attorney to help with your injury claim is vital to protect your rights. The attorneys at Florida Keys Injury have a successful track record of helping clients receive maximum compensation for their claims. Call us at 786-605-8500 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.  

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