How A Personal Injury Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
When you've been injured in a car accident or at work, you may assume you can work out a settlement with an insurance company on your own. However, a good personal injury attorney can protect your rights during this process and it's always recommended that you consult with such an attorney before agreeing to any settlement offer. Consider why this is so beneficial for you and how the right attorney can protect you after any type of injury.
1. You may face future medical bills and costs
Once you sign a settlement offer, you typically give up any right to have your future medical costs paid for by the insurance company. It's easy to think that you've been diagnosed with all the conditions you're going to face from your injury, but some symptoms and complications may take weeks to appear.
A personal injury attorney can protect your right to have all your medical costs covered in the future even if you do accept a settlement offer. They can structure the settlement so that those costs will be paid no matter when those complications appear.
2. You may have rights to sue other parties for your injuries
If you were involved in a car accident, you may have several parties to sue because they were at fault. A business may have been negligent by over-serving a patron who was drinking at their establishment and a bartender may also be at fault for serving that person. A city may be at fault for not having proper lighting on the road or road signs.
Consulting with a personal injury attorney can ensure your rights are protected when it comes to filing claim against any and all parties that were involved and that are responsible for your injuries no matter their cause.
3. A settlement offer may not be fair at all
When you've been injured, you have the right to a fair amount of compensation. A settlement offer may seem very generous to you, but remember that attorneys are more familiar with these offers than you and they may realize that the offer is not fair, based on your injuries.
By consulting with an attorney you can ensure that you get a fair offer or will know if you should instead go to court to get the money you deserve. This will protect your right to fair compensation based on the extent of your injuries and how they may affect you in the future.
For more information, contact Randall A. Wolff & Associates, Ltd. or a similar company.