Do I need a lawyer if I have been injured?
It is always easier to preserve your legal rights if you have an attorney who is working on your behalf. In fact, often times it can be difficult to handle a personal injury claim without the assistance of a lawyer. One reason for this is that insurance companies seldom offer fair settlements to injured persons who do not have lawyers. Even though we are inclined to hope that insurance companies will treat all those that are injured fairly, they will usually try to settle a case for as little as possible, even if the case is worth significantly more. This tendency is made worse when there is no lawyer who can pose the threat of taking your case to trial. A lawyer will know how much your claim is really worth and won’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. A personal injury attorney will also make sure that your case isn’t settled too quickly. Often times, the true cost of medical expenses isn’t fully apparent until months, or even a year or more after the injury occurs. In these cases, it is important to assess the full value of the case and be aware of all medical expenses before settling a case. While medical expenses are one component to your injury case – economic damages such as lost wages, lost opportunity for advancement and other economic harm also needs to be included in any and all settlement negotiations.
Even if you feel you would be able to take on the insurance company without the assistance of a skilled attorney, consider the following statistic: those victims that hire attorneys receive more money than those that don’t hire attorney, even once you deduct the attorney’s fees. An experienced attorney can help you possibly get more money for your injuries than you would without the help of an attorney. At Altman & Altman, personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only recover a fee if we are able to get you compensation for your injuries. Since we offer services on a contingency fee basis, there is no downside to calling us and seeing if you might have a case. Our attorneys have been handling complex personal injury cases for over 40 years, and we are extremely confident in our abilities resolve cases favorably for our clients.
Call our Boston Personal Injury Attorneys at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
If you think that you might have a personal injury claim, it is in your best interest not only to get a lawyer but also to get one of the best lawyers around. Altman & Altman LLP, has a team of some of the best personal injury attorneys that the Commonwealth has to offer. Together we have more than four decades of experience, and we draw upon that to get our clients the best results possible, even in tough cases. Our client service is without comparison, and we look forward to serving you. Please call us at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online, and we will provide a free consultation. You have absolutely nothing to lose and possibly very much to gain. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and to help with your case.