In a desperate time where you are in physical pain, may be out of work and have all kinds of bills stacking up, a quick insurance payout might seem like a good option.  Sure, a settlement through mediation is quicker than a lawsuit, but hiring an attorney ensures you will have someone working by your side and in your favor during the whole litigation process.

An insurance adjuster who is employed by the insurance company will take on your claim and determine it’s worth. Since the adjuster doesn’t work for you, they will offer the smallest payout possible to keep the insurance company in business.

Attorneys work for you

If you have fallen victim to a car or slip and fall accident, you should also be mindful of insurance company attorneys. Insurance company attorneys will give their all to defend the party at fault in both small claims and higher court lawsuits. Without an attorney, you will have to defend yourself in court.

Hiring a personal injury attorney will not only provide you with professional representation, but you’re likely to receive a higher settlement in the long run.

You’re worth it!

Without the help of a personal injury attorney, you could lose out on compensation, including medical bills for immediate injuries, the cost to recover from other physical and emotional injuries that develop as an effect of original injuries, property loss or damage and loss of income.

The bottom line is, it’s not your fault you have suffered an injury. Mediation can help resolve a situation in a timely manner, but the company — who’s wrong-doing led you to the emergency room — shouldn’t be able to get away with the damage they have done.

Receiving the justice that is due in a court setting will create a public record of the misconduct committed and prevent future cases like yours.

Don’t commit to long-term losses through a quick insurance payout.