No one expects or prepares for a car accident. But if you do happen to be in one- and it’s not your fault- then don’t worry. Hiring an auto collision attorney will let you get back everything you’re owed. The purpose of this post is to explain our top four reasons why an auto collision attorney can help win your case, get you back more money, and provide a top class professional service. Read on if you would like to know more!
Having the right experience is important
If you’re in an auto accident, you can always choose to go it alone. In fact, many people choose to do just that. But if this is your first time fighting with an insurance company, or even representing your own claim in court, you might not realise how difficult it can be. Having the right experience is absolutely vital, and can be the difference between getting as much in damages as possible or getting nothing at all; depending on your injuries and the damage to your vehicle, that could be a very large amount.
A professional attorney has just the right experience. We’ll talk more about fighting insurance companies in a moment- but for the time being, all you need to know is that they’ll use every trick in the book to give you as little as possible. That’s how they stay in business. That’s how they make money for their shareholders. They don’t stay in business by helping you out, and just handing out what they really owe. If they did, there wouldn’t be any more insurance companies!
A specialist auto accident attorney can calculate what damages you’re likely to be offered, and the maximum of what you might be able to get. This information can help at various points during the negotiations, since you’ll know whether to take an offer or hold out for more. And as we’ll come to in a moment, an attorney like Doug Allen can represent you professionally and successfully in court. Going it alone just isn’t an option against big insurance providers and their teams of highly-paid legal henchman. But hire someone like Doug Allen and you’ll stand a great chance.
A specialist attorney can fight the insurance company
Like we said above, insurance companies are built on not giving you what you’re owed. If you’re going it alone without an attorney, they’ll do everything they can. So what might they do?
- First, they start off by low-balling you. They’ll offer hardly anything compared to what you’re really owed. The hope is that you’ll be in such a stressful situation- getting a replacement car, recuperating from your injuries and so on- to just accept it without too much fuss. This is where a specialist attorney will immediately recognise that they’re offering far less than your damages are really worth.
- At every stage of your claim, the insurance company will try to deny their liability for your claim. They will make out that you were actually at fault for the accident. This is where a specialist attorney can help you amass evidence like witness statements to counter their efforts here.
- Another thing they’ll try to do is to make out that your injuries or the damages to your property are less than they really are. A specialist attorney can help assemble records from doctors and so on to prove the value of the damage done.
But a specialist attorney can do so much more than take on the insurance companies.
A specialist attorney can represent you in court
If they have to, your auto collision attorney can represent you in court. This can happen if the other party deny liability, and the case cannot be settled by mutual consent. If it comes to that, the case may have to be settled in court, and you are much better off with a specialist auto collision attorney than trying to represent yourself.
Why? Because you’ll be an easy target! You would be offering yourself up to be taken advantage of. If you don’t have an attorney, you can be sure that the other side will. And just like the attorneys who work for insurance companies, they will do everything they can to help their client. That’s why you need somebody on your side who can do the same, but for you.
An auto collision attorney will net you a bigger settlement
The most important reason to hire a specialist attorney is that they will help you get more damages. Go it alone and you might get nothing. Hire a non-specialist and the process might take longer, and your attorney might not be able to get you as much. But hire a specialist like Doug Allen, and you can get everything you’re owed and maybe more. Doug has been helping people take on the insurance giants, and win, for decades. He knows every trick of the trade to get you the biggest settlements possible. And on top of his expertise, he’s helpful, cares about his clients, and answers every phone call himself. If you don’t believe that, then why not check out some of the reviews happy clients have left on his testimonials page here?
Do you have any questions or comments? Then why not get in touch? Doug would love to hear from you. You can contact him through our website, or over the phone– today!