It's Nearly Always "Worth It" to Hire an Attorney like Shaw Law, LLC.
You've got nothing to lose and a lot to gain.
What if My Injuries Are Minor?
Many people are reluctant to hire an attorney because they think their injuries are too minor or small to bother with the trouble.
But there are a few reasons why you might consider making a phone call or scheduling an initial consultation with a lawyer, even for seemingly minor injuries.
Minor Injuries May Turn into Major Ones.
If your injuries turn out to be worse than you and your doctor thought, and you have already accepted a settlement offer, there will be nothing you can do about it since you must give up any and all future claims arising out of the accident when you settle. A good lawyer will advise you to wait until you know the full extent of your injuries, and would help you to determine the right time to accept an offer.
You're Entitled to “Pain and Suffering” Damages under Indiana Law
The great majority of money offered in a settlement goes to pain and suffering and the emotional damages associated with that. A jury decides that amount, not an insurance company. Or your attorney and the insurance company can negotiate the expected amount a jury would give in your case under your circumstances.
Insurance companies rarely, if ever, offer a settlement that includes these types of damages without an attorney representating you. Your lawyer can explain all damages you may be entitled to, even for injuries that seem minor, and will advocate on your behalf to make sure you receive a satisfactory settlement.
Whenever you suffer from serious injuries, you need to get an attorney. That's because:
- Your lawyer can help you make sure you get the full damages you're allowed because they've handled those types of big cases before like Shaw Law, LLC
- Lawyers are trained in negotiation and can maximize your recovery.
- The insurers and defendants may take your claim more seriously once you're represented by an attorney.
Won't My Insurance Company Take Care of Me?
One reason many people cite for not hiring a lawyer of their own is that they have insurance, or that the other party has insurance. You may believe that insurance companies are there to look out for you. But in many cases, the insurance company's interests are directly at odds with yours:
- You have a primary goal of getting as large of a damage award as possible to compensate you for all you went through.
- Insurance companies have a primary goal of paying out as little as possible so that they have more in the way of profits.
You Can Afford a Lawyer Like Shaw Law, LLC
Another primary reason people may be reluctant to hire a lawyer is out of fear of paying legal fees. But almost all personal injury lawyers work on something called a contingency basis. This means that your personal injury lawyer will not be paid any money or legal fees unless you win your case or settle outside of court.
Here at Shaw Law, LLC, we believe that every accident is preventable. Every accident is due to someone's fault. You should not have to bear the brunt of the negligence of someone else.
You can hire us to start working on your case in less than 10 minutes. Simply click the 123.intake below, fill out a few simple information requests and we can get started working for you immediately. Then when you come in, we will have the information necessary to ask the real questions to get your case moving forward.
You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Contingency fee agreements work by allowing the lawyer to collect compensation right out of your settlement or damage award.
Shaw Law, LLC charges the lowest rates for settlements in Indiana while giving you over 25+ years of experience in getting the most for their clients.