If you were injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, you might wonder why you need to hire a personal injury attorney. There are several reasons why hiring an attorney is a good idea, even if the insurance company has already initiated contact and expressed willingness to provide compensation.
Low offers and negotiations
Insurance companies and adjusters work to minimize their losses. In many cases, adjusters may make unreasonably low offers to see if the aggrieved party will accept them. In other cases, they may make no offers at all and deny liability. Even if you have received an offer, it is a good idea to have it reviewed by an expert. An attorney will properly value your claim, and if he finds the offer insufficient when compared with your losses, he will negotiate with the insurance company to work towards obtaining fairer compensation.