Objections to Hiring a Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer Answered
When you are involved in an accident, suddenly there are a lot of things to worry about. There is the loss of your automobile, bills, ongoing medical treatment, and more. It is always best to get sound legal advice, but above all you should feel 100% comfortable hiring an attorney. We asked our own clients to tell us what objections they had before they hired us to represent them. Here is what they had to say:
1. Lawyers Are Expensive
It is true legal work can be expensive but not for you. Our Contingency Fee Agreement means that you don’t any fees to hire us. What it does mean is that we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation for you. We use every resource available to us on every case we have to work on your settlement to address the impact the accident has had on your life. Even our first consultation meeting is free so what you really need to ask yourself is, what will it cost you if you don’t hire an attorney.
2) Settlements Take Forever
Every accident is different and so is every case. The time it takes for you to get a settlement is normally determined by your treatment, the severity of any injuries suffered and the Statute of Limitations. A personal injury case shouldn’t take much more time than the time needed to treat your injuries.
3) I’m Not The Type to Sue
Even if you believe your injuries are not that serious, or that there isn’t much property damage, there may still be long-term consequences for things not being handled properly in an auto accident. A lot of our cases are settled before ever going to court. It is a fact that most people that hire an attorney are more likely to receive a settlement that could be up to three times higher than the initial offer. Insurance companies have hundreds of lawyers. Who do you have? With our risk free consultation, not getting legal advice could be what costs you.
4) My Insurance Rates Will Go Up – No Insurance
Before insurance companies bump up your rates there are several factors they look at first. They review your driving history, the severity of the accident and who’s fault is was. Often people try and avoid reporting accidents to avoid insurance companies from increasing their rates. Accidents are a matter of public record and they eventually find out anyway.
You are paying out monthly premiums for car insurance so you have a right to use it. If you are hurt in an accident and you are not insured, rest assured that won’t stop us from investigating the at-fault party’s insurance to recover what compensation we can.
5) Legal Process Is Too Much Work
When you are involved in an accident there is a lot of paperwork, insurance adjusters, police reports and accident investigations, negotiations, court preparations and of course the legal grunt work. With our Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers at McMahon, Kublick & Smith, you get a dedicated personal injury legal team working on all aspects of your case and we are always here to answer your questions in a prompt, courteous, professional manner. Your focus is to recover from your injuries and get back to living your life. Our focus is to take the rest of the burden in preparing your case and helping you get back to living your life.