Why do I need a lawyer?

WHY DO I NEED A GOOD LAWYER? If you are injured, you may consider representing yourself.

After all, won’t the other side appreciate that you are being open and honest?
After all, you don’t want to take advantage of anyone.
After all, you only want what’s fair – surely the other side will be equally fair, won’t they?
After all, the other side will tell me what it needs to help me out, right?

NO. NO. NO. NO. The truth is, the other side is focused on doing their job. You may think that their job is to pay you the fair value of your claim. That would be a mistake. Insurance companies do not typically start their negotiations with a fair and reasonable offer. Instead, they start low, hoping they can save the company money. Their offer may be 75% of the reasonable value or it could be 25 % of the reasonable value (or less). How will you know what the real reasonable value of your claim is? The answer to that question is this – – YOU NEED A GOOD, EXPERIENCED LAWYER ON YOUR SIDE.

There are various claims that can be made and various types of damages you can collect. You need to know what those claims are, and present your case in the best manner to convince the other side to pay you full value. You also have certain obligations to repay medical providers or health insurers who make payments for your care. You need a good lawyer to make sure you do not run afoul of those requirements.

But doesn’t it cost money to hire a lawyer? Of course it does. However, studies show that hiring a lawyer results in higher payouts to the clients, even after paying a percentage of your recovery to the lawyer.

Whether you are hurt in a car wreck, a motorcycle injury, a big truck collision, or you are injured in a nursing home due to neglect or abuse, you have a law firm that can help you when you need it most. Call GODDARD & WAGONER at 304-623-HELP (4357) now. Talk to Dave Goddard or Eddie Wagoner, and get the help and support you need.