Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
Most people hope they will never need the assistance of an attorney. Most people do not like to admit that there are some things that they are unable to do themselves. Unfortunately, fighting with an uncooperative insurance company is one of those things that is very difficult, if not impossible, to do on your own. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, it is time to give an experienced personal injury lawyer in Minneapolis, MN, a call to see how an attorney can assist.
Goal of Insurance Companies
Most people in the world have insurance, and few people frequently use the coverage provided by their insurance. Insurance is one of those things that typically is not something you think about on a daily basis. It is important to remember that insurance companies, however, are for-profit business entities. They do not want to have to pay on any claims. They hope that you go through your entire life making monthly premium payments without actually receiving any sort of payout from them. You probably hope this is true as well. Unfortunately, there may be a time when you find yourself involved in an accident where you are forced to seek medical treatment. If this happens, you hope that your insurance company does the right thing and pays for your medical bills. If an insurer does not, then it is time to talk to an attorney.
How an Attorney Can Help
If you are in an accident, an attorney can help you through the process right away. There are many things an attorney can do to assist with the process from the moment an accident occurs. After a car accident, an attorney can investigate the other driver to determine the type of insurance the driver has. Next, an attorney can help you determine what type of documentation of injuries you should acquire as well as determine when to start visiting specialists if needed. Third, an attorney can help negotiate with your employer if you need to take time off from work while recovering from your injuries. Finally, once the extent of your losses is known (including time off work and medical bills) an attorney can help negotiate with the insurance companies to ensure that all of your injuries are covered. Additionally, an attorney can help with any legal proceedings necessary if working with the insurance company requires hearings or litigation. This process, although time consuming, is extremely complicated. Most personal injury attorneys will work your case without requiring a down payment. Instead, the attorney will take a percentage of any award you eventually receive as payment.
Call us at Lord & Associates for a free consultation. 612-333-5673 (LORD).