When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
If you’re an avid reader of our blog posts then you know well that we love to provide opinions about injury law. While our website does not provide legal advice, for legal reasons, we do post opinions. The Tijerina Legal Group, our attorneys, and our entire staff truly enjoy helping accident victims. From the moment you walk into our office you are met with smiles and positive energy. We know that injury victims have enough stress dealing with recovering from their injuries. Our job is to help victims get back on their feet. So, today we wanted to tackle what we believe is an important topic. Is there a time when you need to hire a lawyer? In this article, we’re going to discuss when to hire a personal injury attorney. We will also touch on some of the benefits of retaining a law firm to manage your claim.
As always, the Tijerina Legal Group provides a free consultation. You can always reach a legal team member by calling (956) 777-7777. If you require after-hours services, or if you wish to talk with a personal injury attorney in McAllen open 24 hours, click here. Mr. Tijerina believes that every question and every concern troubling an injury victim deserves to be addressed. While other injury law firms may pass cases to junior attorneys or associates, Mr. Tijerina does not. He personally meets with every accident victim who chooses to utilize our law firm.
So, do you need to hire an injury lawyer? Is a personal injury attorney right for you? Let’s discuss when to hire a personal injury attorney and why the Tijerina Legal Group might be the law firm for you.
Why Would You Want to Hire an Injury Lawyer?
We don’t believe that anyone wakes up in the morning excited to hire an injury attorney. Why would you? If you’re in the market to retain an injury law firm then chances are either you or a loved one has been hurt. Dealing with physical therapy and recovering after an accident injury is anything but fun. However, accidents happen. When then do, you may be facing a large financial battle. Medical expenses lost wages, and auto repair bills can become overwhelming. While most people are under the impression that insurance companies are built to cover accident injury costs, the truth is far different. This is where we want to start our discussion.
Insurance companies, regardless of what they portray on television, do not line up to pay you after an accident. Insurance companies are financial institutions. Or, to make things more simplistic, insurance companies are somewhat like investment firms. They take the money we pay for our policies and they, well, invest it into financial vehicles in hopes of yielding a return. That’s how they make money. In contrast, they lose money when they pay big injury claims. In fact, insurance companies hire adjusters and underwriters who work to protect their financial positions. So, it quickly becomes clear that insurance companies have a vested interest to deny your injury claim.
In other businesses they may consider this set up as a “conflict of interest” and some business regulatory agencies may even prohibit this type of arrangement. However, it’s totally legal in the world of insurance. So, why would you want to hire an injury lawyer? Simple, to protect your financial rights after being hurt in an accident. Our McAllen personal injury attorneys know how to protect your best interests. To be blunt, you may want to hire an injury attorney after any type of accident in which you sustain any level of injuries.
What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Law Firm?
So, if you’re still reading through this article it’s a safe bet you’re considering retaining an attorney. You may be wondering what are the benefits of hiring a personal injury law firm, and that’s good. We believe that no one should rush into any type of legal decision. Instead, we suggest doing your own research. In order to make an educated choice you first need to educate yourself. One great way of doing this is by talking with personal injury attorneys in McAllen. It’s our opinion that by asking questions and addressing your concerns you can gain insight into your legal options.
Think about where you are at in your life, your career. You did not get there without learning. If you’re pondering the potential of taking an injury claim to court or fighting to get paid after an accident, you should know your rights and the way the law works. Humberto Tijerina and our entire staff at the Tijerina Legal Group put accident victims first. We believe there are multiple benefits of retaining an injury attorney to submit and manage your injury claim. Here are the top five reasons we think you may want to hire an injury lawyer.
The Top Five Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident
As we mentioned earlier, and we mention often, we believe in free information. Transparency, honesty, and knowledge are pillars we’ve built our law firm upon. By educating our clients we believe that they can not only learn more about how injury law works but more importantly, about how our legal system works. The United States is the land of opportunity, a new beginning. Most of us in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley are either first-generation Americans or our children are. Mr. Tijerina’s roots in McAllen are rich and he believes in educating anyone who desires to learn about their legal rights as accident victims.
With that said, different lawyers may have different opinions on why you should retain their services. Here are the top five reasons to hire a personal injury attorney after an accident, based upon our opinions. Remember, at any time if you wish to speak to an injury lawyer in McAllen call us at (956) 777-7777.
Knowing the Law
Attorneys are educated individuals that have met the requirements of their states and or venues and have been licensed to practice law. Okay, so what does that really mean? Simply put, lawyers are professionals who have spent time educating themselves about the laws that govern certain topics or areas. Personal injury attorneys practice injury law. Knowing the law, understanding how rules and regulations may affect your claim, are all valuable things. Hiring an injury attorney means that you have a trained professional managing your claim rather than trying to handle it all by yourself.
Understanding How Insurance Companies Work
As we mentioned earlier in this article insurance companies care about profits. They also spend lots of money employing adjusters, underwriters, and their own injury attorneys who work to protect their financial interests. Understanding how insurance companies work may make a difference in the courtroom. Understanding what your opponent may do or bring to the table during a legal battle can give you an upper hand. Injury lawyers tend to know lots about how insurance companies work and the little “tricks” they try to win a legal war.
Denied Injury Claims
Insurance companies are notorious for denying injury claims. Now, insurance companies also lose billions of dollars due to fraudulent claims. So there’s a reason why they would want to and need to, protect themselves. Unfortnelty, as we’ve touched on multiple times, insurance companies also have a vested interest to deny claims. Injury attorneys may be able to submit and manage your claim better than you can all alone. This may increase the chances of your claim getting paid, instead of being denied.
Showing You’re Ready to Fight
Hiring an injury attorney also means you mean business. In our opinion, showing you’re ready to fight means the insurance company won’t try to walk all over you. When you go up against an insurance company on your own we believe they may take advantage of you. By “lawyering up” we think it makes the insurance company second guess trying to play games, or offering a low ball settlement amount just to try and pressure you.
Obviously, the number one reason you may want to hire an attorney is to get paid. Injury clients want to get paid quickly and for the most money possible. Personal injury attorneys build your case and manage your claim. By gathering medical records, witnesses, professional testimonies, and documentation an injury lawyer can fight to win your claim.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a McAllen Injury Attorney
If you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury please call us now at (956) 777-7777. We provide a free, very thorough injury consultation. Mr. Tijerina holds a perfect 10 Avvo rating and knows how to fight to protect your rights after an accident. We have office locations in McAllen, Brownsville, and we service the entire Rio Grande Valley. In addition, our entire law firm staff is bilingual. Humberto is fluent in both English and Spanish and if you need, he will come to you to perform the injury consultation. Call us now if you would like to learn more about your rights after an accident.