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Why do I need a personal injury attorney?

If you are injured in an accident, you may be quickly presented with a settlement offer from the responsible party’s insurance company, or even from your own insurance company. When you are offered compensation with no effort on your part, you may wonder why you need to hire a personal injury attorney. The fact is that such quick offers for a personal injury settlement are often totally inadequate to cover the expenses and damages you have incurred and will continue to incur long after you accept a check.

When you hire a personal injury attorney to represent you, your lawyer will advocate on your behalf to push the insurance companies to offer you a settlement that fully compensates you for all your past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If the insurance companies are not willing to fully compensate you, an attorney can file and pursue a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.