Why Do You Need An Attorney After an Auto Accident?
After an auto collision, friends and family may tell you to get an attorney on your case. You may ask: do I really need an attorney? It is worth it? Can I afford it?
The answer is undoubtedly “YES” and here is why.
While there are many complex reasons why you should get an attorney after your car accident, here are the simpler ones first:
The Longo Firm works purely on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are not paid until we win your case. We never ask our clients to pay anything out of pocket to us.
The Longo Firm also keeps tracks of important dates and deadlines, as well as works to immediately investigate your case. This includes preserving evidence and making sure the insurance company does not destroy any evidence. An example of this is outlined in this video that I created back in July.
Lastly, in previous posts, I discussed Medical Payments (MedPay) coverage and who pays your bills medical bills after a car accident in Colorado. Both of these videos outlined how an attorney can help maximize insurance benefits in your auto accident case. We can make sure your medical bills get paid without compromising any benefits you’re entitled to under the law.
The Less Basic
There are complex reasons on why you should hire an attorney for your auto accident case, some of which may be as apparent as the others.
Have you heard of "re-pricing" software?
Insurance companies have invested tens of millions of dollars in “re-pricing” software. This claims adjusting software helps reduce the amount of medical bills that the insurance company will agree to pay back.
As an example, if you had $5,000.00 in medical bills, the “re-pricing” software may reduce this amount to $1,000.00 and try to only pay that amount. Meanwhile, they try to leave injury victims left with the $4,000.00 balance.
This leads to the #1 reason why you should hire an attorney for your auto accident case: WE WILL HOLD THE INSURANCE COMPANY ACCOUNTABLE. The Longo Firm does not believe in short cuts or sub-value settlements/verdicts. If an insurance company is low-balling your case, we will take them to trial to obtain a jury verdict. Having someone in your corner to fight for you is the single biggest reason to hire an attorney for your case.
Having an attorney who is experienced with personal injury and car accident cases is an important factor in making sure you get full value for your case. The Longo Firm is always committed to our clients and their cases. Clients are never just another case to us. They are never assigned a case number. Clients First- Always.