Do You Need An Attorney For Your Car Accident Case?

After a person is injured in a car accident, they may hesitate to contact a lawyer. Maybe the insurance company promised to handle their medical fees, or the injured person was worried that they might lose money in attorney fees. Unfortunately, waiting to get an attorney involved can be an expensive mistake.

If you need immediate assistance after a car accident, you can call Southern Oaks Law Firm. Our personal injury attorney will take immediate action to get you compensation for the care that you need. You can call our office now at 337-704-7255 to schedule your free consultation at our Lafayette office.

What Can Go Wrong Without A Lawyer?

Many injured people make the mistake of trusting insurance companies after their accident. Trusting an insurance company is a bad idea because their highest priority is to stick to their bottom lines, not helping the insured person. There are many documented examples of insurance companies using tactics to minimize or deny valid claims for compensation.

One example of insurance company tactics is to approach an injured person right after an accident with a small offer. If the injured person accepts this offer, they may not be able to get any more compensation once the full cost of their injuries becomes clear. This lack of insurance coverage leaves the injured person on the hook for the medical bills and out of work.

Insurance adjusters are also often on the side of the insurance companies, even if they claim to be a neutral party. Injured people can do irreparable damage to their personal injury claim by saying innocuous things to an adjuster. Do not speak to any representative of an insurance company without an attorney by your side.

How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?

Many personal injury attorneys represent injured clients on a contingent-fee basis. Contingency fees are only paid to attorneys if they win compensation for their clients. This type of fee structure means that the injured person will not have to pay out-of-pocket for hiring an attorney.

Call A Lawyer Now

If you would like to learn more about how our attorney can help you, please contact our office. We represent clients in the Lafayette area and across Louisiana. Call us at 337-704-7255 or send us a message to schedule your free consultation.