Hiring A Lawyer Means Better Settlements

The Messina Law Firm June 13, 2018

Despite what insurance companies say, hiring a lawyer results in better settlements. An (IRC) study found that 85% of all money paid out by auto insurance companies for claims is paid to individuals who have hired an attorney. With more frequency, insurance companies are contacting people who have been injured in an accident immediately and are offering to settle the claim. If this happens to you, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not looking after your interests but, rather, its own.

Why? Because a lawyer knows the rules.

Insurers have been known to suggest that a quick settlement will net more money than if the insured hires a lawyer, but this is not true. Studies show that victims who choose to be represented by their lawyers get bigger settlements. They consistently recover more for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Than do those victims not represented by a lawyer. Even after the lawyer’s fee has been paid! Why? Because a lawyer knows the rules. A lawyer knows what you are entitled to receive. A lawyer knows how to present all of this to the insurance company and, if necessary, do so in court.

Can “child resistant” still be harmful?

Just because a product is advertised as being “child resistant” does not mean that it cannot cause harm. In a case recently decided in Texas. A young girl was severely injured when her brother began using a supposedly child-resistant lighter. He was using it to melt crayons and accidentally set his sister’s dress ablaze. The sister suffered serious burns over 55% of her body. A lawsuit was brought against BIC, who manufactured the lighter.

The jury heard evidence that the lighter in question did not even meet BIC’s own internal standards for child resistance. That it was easier for children to use the lighter than it should have been. Based on these facts, the injured girl was awarded $4 million for pain, suffering, disfigurement, and punitive damages.

Hiring A Lawyer Often Results In More Money In Your Pocket

If you are injured in an accident, contact this office as soon as you can, because having a lawyer on your side is better than fighting alone. The legal staff at Messina Law Firm are here for you. Contact our legal staff if you’d like free no-obligation assistance with your personal injury legal questions.