Is it Worth It to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
After an accident, many people are reluctant to hire a personal injury attorney. It’s common to have concerns over the cost or feel like it’s too much of a hassle. However, there are many advantages of having a seasoned professional by your side, particularly if you’ve suffered a serious or long-term injury.
Following are five reasons why hiring one of Gallagher & Hagopian’s personal injury attorneys is well worth the effort.
1. Objective Advice
When you’re injured, you’re likely to feel frustrated and angry. This can lead to emotional decision-making. Our personal injury attorneys will help you weigh your options and provide you with objective advice based on the likely outcome of your decision.
2. Faster Compensation
An injury can prevent you from being able to seek compensation until you’ve healed enough to deal with it. Calling the Gallagher & Hagopian team right after your accident will allow us to get the ball rolling right away. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to sidestep roadblocks that would otherwise slow down the process.
3. Better Negotiations
It’s common for insurance companies to offer lowball settlements. Inexperienced individuals may be duped into accepting far less than they’re entitled to. Our personal injury attorneys will calculate how much your claim is worth and fight hard to make sure you get it.
Hiring a skilled attorney also improves the chances that you’ll receive a higher settlement than you may get on your own. In addition, if we’re not able to reach a fair settlement, we’re always willing to take the case to court for you.
4. Less Stress
After an accident, you may experience post-traumatic stress and/or severe emotional trauma. Trying to handle a court case on your own during this time can exacerbate your stress. The Gallagher & Hagopian team will take over the complex details of your case, so you can have the peace of mind you need to properly recover.
5. No Upfront Cost
If you’re worried you might not be able to afford the cost of hiring a personal attorney, you’ll be glad to know our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means if you don’t win your case, you won’t owe us anything.
If you do win, our compensation comes out of your settlement, so you won’t have to come up with any money upfront. In addition, we’re often able to negotiate a settlement that is high enough to offset our fee and still leave you with more than you might have received on your own.
Schedule a No-Cost Consultation Today
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the attorneys at Gallagher & Hagopian are here to help. While we can’t make your pain and suffering go away, we can fight to make sure you’re compensated appropriately. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.