So you’ve been in an accident. You’re probably stressed, irritated, hurt, and confused. You may be wondering what your next steps should be, maybe you’re wondering if you should get a lawyer. The short answer is, yes. If you’ve been in a car accident in Massachusetts you should definitely get a lawyer.
Many people wonder if it makes sense to pay a lawyer 1/3 of the settlement. Studies show that even after the lawyer is paid his/her 1/3 fee, you still will receive more money than had you handled the case on your own. Specifically, The Insurance Research Council found that car accident victims received a settlement roughly 3.5 times higher than they would have received had they not had an attorney on the case.
Plus, besides getting you a FAIR settlement, the attorney can make sure all other matters are taken care of such as handling all paperwork, dealing with the insurance company, and negotiating a settlement for you. Also, a qualified and experienced lawyer can help you sleep at night since you don’t have to worry about being taken advantage of by the insurance company.
When you have a medical problem, you don’t try to practice medicine on yourself. Similarly, if you have a legal problem, such as being the victim of an accident, you don’t practice law and represent yourself. Get legal help today for your case from an experienced, honest, and aggressive attorney. The legal process is one you should never dabble in.
In addition, an attorney provides peace of mind. It is tough enough dealing with the physical and emotional issues of an accident. Not having legal help on your side can make the entire situation even worse. You can rest assured when you have an attorney going to bat for you.
Should you ever need to hire an attorney for an injury or accident you’ve had, call our office for a no-obligation, free consultation; 617-444-7777.