Have you ever been injured in an accident and had someone try to steer you away from seeking legal advice? Questions, misconceptions, and doubts about personal injury accidents often cause victims to avoid contacting an attorney, like Littman & Babiarz, Attorneys at Law. But when another person tries to keep you from seeking professional advice, or pressures you to just accept whatever may be offered by an insurance company, you need to consider if they really have your best interests in mind.
Most of the time, those trying to influence you away from seeking legal advice have no legal training themselves, and cannot properly evaluate what to do in situations involving personal injury claims and insurance. That is why personal injury lawyers exist, to help accident victims guide personal injury lawsuits through the court system and insurance settlement process. Without proper legal counsel, you may not realize that you have a case, or its potential strength; or you may think you have a case, but the matter is not worth pursuing.
At Littman & Babiarz, Attorneys at Law, our initial consultation about your personal injury case is absolutely free. We provide our experienced and professional legal advice to residents of Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Elmira, about whether or not you should pursue a legal claim for no cost to you at all. In that case, what have you got to lose?
Who Would Prevent an Accident Victim from Pursuing Legal Counsel?
There are plenty of other parties that would likely benefit if you take their advice and decline to seek legal counsel after suffering a personal injury accident. These people or entities are simply looking out for themselves. Littman & Babiarz, Attorneys at Law, believes that every personal injury victim has the right to legal counsel, and we are ready to advise you in the event of an accident. Following are a few examples of those who may advise you against talking with an attorney:
The Other Party Involved in Your Injury Accident
If you are involved in an accident with another party in Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca, Elmira, or anywhere in Central NY, they may want you to avoid legal counsel and simply make some sort of private settlement. This would be in their best interests, especially since most people do not know all that can be involved in recovering from a personal injury. They may assure you that they have insurance coverage, and that will suffice to meet your needs. However, they, nor you, are qualified to make such a determination.
The Other Accident Party’s Insurance Company
Another party that will fervently persuade you to not seek legal advice after a personal injury accident is the insurance adjuster for the other people or entities involved in the accident. Insurance companies are in business to make money, not provide for your welfare. And insurance adjusters are primarily concerned with reducing risk and payouts. They will try to influence you against involving legal counsel in order to manage the settlement proceedings in their favor.
In the event of an accident at work, your employer is required by law to have worker’s compensation insurance that covers your accident recovery needs. However, such coverage is lacking in many areas. Without an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to advise you, many of your needs for recovery could go unmet, causing you to suffer undue hardship. Your employer may seek to reassure you that their insurance coverage will suffice, and to simply accept the insurance settlement offered without making waves. However, you still have the right to seek legal advice, and you should.
Littman & Babiarz, Attorneys at Law for Personal Injury Claims
When you have suffered a personal injury as the result of an accident, it is always in your best interests to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. Littman & Babiarz, Attorneys at Law, are your personal injury attorneys for Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Elmira, as well as Central New York. Do not listen to those who would influence you to not seek advice, or to accept what an insurance company or other party would provide. The initial consultation is free, so you have absolutely nothing to lose, and much to potentially gain, by seeking legal advice.