We talk to a lot of people who are going through the process of deciding whether or not to hire a lawyer. We understand why people are hesitant to want to “sue” another driver, a neighbor, or maybe even a friend or family member. The fact is, most of the time people have no other choice but to pursue legal action after an injury. Most injuries don’t just cause physical pain, but they cause financial pain as well. No one wants to get hurt or go to the hospital, but typically we can at least rely on health insurance to cover or contribute to the costs. If your accident was someone else’s fault, your own health insurance will likely deny payment and will try to hold the other insurance company involved responsible.
It’s a common misconception that people who are hurt, and then pursue compensation for those injuries are being opportunistic. However, without a lawyer to protect your rights, the insurance companies can become the opportunistic party, looking to settle your case for as little as possible. While there are injuries where compensation is provided for pain and suffering, you will likely need an attorney just to get compensation for your medical bills and time away from work.
A lawyer protects your rights, helps determine the amount it will take for you to be fairly compensated for your injuries, and fights on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured as a result of an accident (whether that be an auto or truck accident, a work-related injury, or a medial error), you will be dealing with an insurance company to be compensated for your injury. To be more specific, you will be dealing with an insurance company’s legal department. Insurance companies are in business to make a profit, and sometimes that can mean delaying or denying payment to legitimate claims.
Having a lawyer on your side ensures that the insurance companies take you, and your claim, seriously. We have extensive experience cutting through their tactics to get the best possible result for you. In the beginning of the process, claims are negotiated between the injured party and the insurance company. If they are unable to settle on the amount of compensation, the case is taken to court.
You do not have to pay anything up front to have us represent you. During your free consultation, you can tell us about your injury and we will determine if you have a viable case. If we are able to move forward, you pay nothing. We represent you and once we have secured a verdict or a settlement on your behalf, we are paid a percentage of that amount. That means that if we are unable to recover on your behalf, you pay nothing. We can start the process by simply helping you understand your rights under Missouri law, and your options for moving forward should you choose to.
We aim to make the entire process as easy on you as possible. Call today for a free consultation, or click here to submit your case via email.