If you’ve been injured in an accident, you likely need compensation for your growing medical bills or to make up for lost work. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know where to begin or how to get the money you deserve for your injuries. Hiring a personal injury attorney can make the process far less confusing and easy to manage. Read on to learn how a personal injury attorney can help you after an accident, then contact an experienced Arcadia & Whittier personal injury attorney with any additional questions.

You can rest easy knowing your claim is in competent hands: Handling your accident claim without professional help means that you’ll have to spend time learning about the claims process, gathering evidence in support of your allegations, negotiating with adjusters, and generally fighting for the money to which you are otherwise entitled. This would be challenging under normal circumstances, but when you’re still recovering from serious injuries or caring for an injured family member, you may not have the wherewithal to fight on an unfamiliar field. Instead of adding more stress to your life by handling your claim alone, a personal injury attorney can take up the fight and advocate on your behalf so that you can focus on the more important task of recovering after an accident.

You’ll be on equal footing with defense attorneys: While you’ve likely never had to deal with more than one or two accident claims in your lifetime, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys handle claims like yours every day. Their job is to protect their company from as much loss as possible. They are well-versed in tactics that get claimants to settle faster and for less than they may deserve, and they will take advantage of the fact that you don’t understand the full value of your claim. By working with a seasoned personal injury attorney, you’ll be protected against a low-ball settlement by having a knowledgeable and experienced advocate fighting on your behalf.

You’ll be ready for trial if negotiations fail: Settling claims out of court is ideal, but sometimes parties can’t agree on the amount of damages owed. By hiring an attorney early in the claim process, you’ll be ready to file a lawsuit if you’re unable to reach a settlement through mediation. What’s more, your attorney will already be familiar with the facts of your case and have conducted an extensive factual investigation to support your claim, making them ready to plead your case before a judge if negotiations ultimately fail.

If you need compassionate, skilled, and experienced legal help after an injury accident like car, truck, motorcycle accident or dog bite, brain injurywrongful death in Southern California, contact the offices of Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP for a no-cost consultation on your case at 562-698-6446.