How A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

Posted on: 15 December 2016

Have you recently been injured in an accident? Are you finding it difficult to convince the insurance company to compensate you for your losses? Unfortunately for you, it's in an insurance company's best interests to try to get away with paying as little as possible for each accident or injury case. Obviously, this is not in your best interests at all. In order to make sure that you get the money that you deserve, you'll likely have to hire a personal injury attorney to take your case. But besides showing up in court to make your case, there are other things that an attorney can help you with. Some of these things include:

Dealing with creditors: If you're in debt as a result of your injury, your attorney may be able to help you with that. While personal injury attorney services don't include credit counseling, what he or she can do is contact your creditors on your behalf to let them know that you are expected to receive a settlement and that they will get their money at that time. While you will still owe the same money as you did before, hearing from your attorney may be enough to make your creditors back off for the time being.

Talking to the insurance company: When you're going back and forth between doctor visits, it can be a huge hassle to deal with any insurance companies. They may call right before an important appointment, forcing you to choose one or the other. And then when you talk to them, it may be only to try to pressure you into a lower settlement than you deserve. You shouldn't have to choose between your health and your money. Dealing with the insurance company on your behalf is a standard part of any personal injury attorney services. Once the insurance companies know that you have an attorney, they'll be legally obligated to deal with him or her instead of calling you.

Keeping track of deadlines: Between going to doctor appointments, recuperating, and possibly still trying to go to work, it can be easy to lose track of things like deadlines for filing paperwork and when you're due to appear in court. As part of a personal injury attorney's services, he or she will file the paperwork on time and will also remind you when you need to be in court. This will leave you with more free time to get better and to concentrate on your recovery.