Three Reasons To Have A Personal Injury Lawyer On Your Side

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be considering hiring an attorney. Like many people in this situation, you may be hesitant to involve yourself in the legal process. Rest assured that the attorneys at Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, know that, and that's why we ask that you take the time to heal while we do our job protecting your rights.

The truth is that you don't need a lawyer to file a personal injury claim. However, having an experienced law firm on your side can benefit you in numerous ways that can be difficult to see unless you have been through the process before.

1. The insurance companies don't care about you. It's sad to say, but typical insurance companies will not settle with you for a fair amount unless you have an experienced attorney on your side. The attorneys at Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, can file your case and put the kind of pressure on an insurance company that an individual cannot. This pressure almost always results in higher settlements and jury verdicts than you could ever attain on your own.

2. A stronger case can lead to better results. It takes years of knowledge and experience to circumvent the insurance company's overall goal — that is to get you to take well below what your case is worth so the adjuster who gets you to settle can earn a quarterly bonus. Your lawyer will also examine your case and make the decision whether one or more parties are responsible for the injury you or a loved one has suffered.

3. Once you settle a claim, you cannot pursue it again. If you make a mistake and accept a settlement that doesn't address long-term injuries or fails to provide the full compensation you need, you don't get a second chance. It is very important to get it right the first time.

An attorney will carefully consider a variety of possibilities, including the fact that you may never fully recover. Before you agree to a settlement, do the wise thing and consult an attorney. If you do not consult an attorney and you try to settle the case with the "friendly adjuster," you'll find that you sold yourself short and you will NEVER have the chance to seek fair and just financial compensation for the harms you and your family have suffered.

The attorneys at Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, will look at the big picture: How is my client now? How was my client before? And what will my client need in the future? Without knowledge on your side, you could most certainly be selling yourself short. Don't make a mistake you cannot afford to make. Retain a seasoned attorney who will be focused on getting you the results you want so you can focus on regaining a normal life.

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Hiring a lawyer is a big decision. That's why we offer a free initial consultation. In your first meeting, we will listen to your story, answer your questions and help you understand the process of pursuing a claim.

To schedule your free consultation, call us at 562-485-9376 or get in touch with us by email. We're happy to come to you if you cannot come to us. We serve clients in Long Beach and the nearby areas of California.