People often wait until months after an auto accident to speak with an attorney.
Unfortunately by that time the damage has been done and the defendants insurance company has already received the benefit. Consulting with a personal injury attorney immediately following an auto accident will benefit you in many ways.
Insurance companies are usually looking out for themselves. This means that the injury victim is often treated unfairly and does not receive the full compensation they are entitled to, regardless of any previous statements made by the insurance company. The tactics used by insurance companies to get out of paying accident victims are not new to experienced personal injury lawyers. Not only are they aware of these tactics, they know the best way to overcome them.
Most personal injury law firms offer free consultations. Regardless of your situation, a good car accident lawyer will take time to answer your questions and provide you with valuable information.
Why is it important to consult with a lawyer?
Simply put, consulting with a lawyer, even for 30 minutes, can make a big difference down the road. When someone is involved in a car accident, they are often unsure of the next steps to take, and consequently make common mistakes that discredit their case.
For example, many personal injury victims reason that the insurance company will “take pictures” of the accident scene and then keep those pictures for them. However, because insurance companies do not always have the victims’ best interests at heart, it is important to take pictures yourself. Documenting and preserving evidence will assist you in building a strong case.
Free Personal Injury Consultation
If you have been injured in a Missouri auto accident contact The Hoffmann Law Firm to schedule a free and private consultation. We will be able to answer many of your questions related to your accident and can assist you in building a strong case.