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April 29, 2022 | Gary Burger

Is it Good to Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

Is it Good to Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident? If you've never been injured in a car accident before, you're probably wondering if it's a good idea to get a lawyer for your claim. The typical lawyer response is, "it depends," but typically, yes, it's worth it to get a car accident lawyer for your claim. Our consultation is free, so there's no reason not to call us to go over your claim. If you were injured because somebody else broke the rules of the road, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

Insurance companies love telling people that an attorney will only cost them more money in the end; indeed, many attorneys charge hefty hourly rates or flat fees. Our car accident lawyers work a little differently by charging a contingency fee. That benefits you in two ways:

  1. We charge no upfront fees. You only pay us when we win your case.
  2. We don't charge hourly or flat rates. Our attorneys' fees are a percentage of the total compensation you receive.

That means that we have no reason not to be honest with you about your chances of success or how much compensation you are owed. We won't give you the run-around or charge you exorbitant fees for work that won't pay off for you in the end. We'll precisely value all of your damages, demand that you receive a full financial recovery and we won't let up until you get it.

Why It's Good to Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident

When thinking about getting a personal injury lawyer, the question you have to ask yourself is: Will I get more money with a lawyer than without one? The answer is almost always yes. Suppose there's some slight damage to your car and your injuries only required a quick trip to the emergency room or your primary care physician. In that case, you may be able to get fair compensation from the insurance company when the driver under them was clearly liable. But if your injuries require ongoing care, there's a dispute about who's at fault or the insurance company just isn't being fair, it's time to enlist the services of a car accident lawyer. In one recent case, we turned a $3,900 initial settlement offer into $100,000 for a client who was injured in an auto crash.

Here's how a lawyer can help:

Battle the Insurance Company

Insurance companies will do anything they can to pay out as little as possible; including lying to you or even spying on you. At Burger Law, our car accident lawyers don't let them get away with their tricks. We have decades of experience standing up for the injured, and have learned a lot of great tricks ourselves to intimidate the insurance company and make them give you the compensation you deserve. We are more aggressive at filing lawsuits against insurance companies than most law firms; we like to let them know we mean business and let them know we're serious right away.

Be Your Legal Advocate

Legal missteps can sometimes significantly reduce your compensation or even limit your ability to be compensated at all. The insurance company may tell you you have to give an official recorded statement (you don't). If you wait too long before speaking to a lawyer, the statute of limitations may lapse. Some people aren't aware that they have a right to file an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim. We make sure you know all of your rights and that the insurance company doesn't take advantage of you. Our car accident lawyers take care of all documentation, negotiation and litigation so you can focus on healing.

Investigate Your Case

Burger Law's car accident lawyers have been investigating car accidents for over 30 years; we've seen it all. We know how to find the evidence you need in your claim. Once we have it, we'll consult with our network of crash experts to help prove that the other driver was negligent and caused you injuries.

Get You the Right Medical Care

Some people injured in car accidents make the mistake of not seeking the full medical treatment they need because they're not sure they can pay for it. We know a lot of great doctors who will get you the care you need to heal, and we'll make sure you receive compensation for all of your medical bills.

Put More Money in Your Pocket

According to one survey, people who hired lawyers for personal injury claims received an average of $77.6 thousand compared to just $17.6 thousand for those who handles their own claim. Burger Law will get you the great results you deserve.

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Never settle your case without speaking to an attorney first. We know how to value cases and will know when you're not getting a fair offer. Let us handle the insurance company and the legal aspect of your case so you can focus on healing. Call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Missouri or Illinois today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.