Whether you were partially to blame for your automobile accident or you were an innocent victim, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, car repairs and lost wages that resulted from the crash. In order to get the right settlement amount from the insurance company, you need to know a lot about how car insurance companies evaluate and pay claims. If you or one of your family members was injured in the accident, you will also need to know the true extent of the injuries. Unless you have a lot of knowledge and experience in the insurance industry, it may be difficult for you to handle your claim without the assistance of an auto accident lawyer in Baltimore.
Many people decide to hire an attorney after they have already tried to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company and have been unable to get the insurer to offer a reasonable amount. By consulting with an attorney, an accident victim can get a good idea of how much their claim is really worth. Most personal injury lawyers do not charge their clients a fee unless they are able to get them an insurance settlement. Seigel Tully and Furrer LLC does not require any payment unless the case is settled. You should always discuss the fees with a lawyer before you sign a contract so you are certain of how much of your settlement you will have to pay in legal fees.
Your Auto Accident Lawyer in Baltimore has experience working with insurance companies and settling claims similar to yours. Negotiating with an insurance company can be time consuming and even stressful. While you are recovering from your injuries, your lawyer will be working hard on your case. You can expect regular updates on your case as your attorney negotiates a settlement on your behalf. Most car accident claims are settled without an attorney having to file a lawsuit. However, if your case involves serious injuries or both sides are not able to reach an agreement, your attorney may advise you to file a lawsuit so your case can be decided by a judge or jury.