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You get into an accident and magically afterward you start getting mail from personal injury lawyers. You might start asking yourself: “Do I need a lawyer?”
There are a lot of factors that come into play with personal injury cases. The best way to know if you need a lawyer is to have a conversation with an expert in personal injury cases. At Berkshire & Burmeister, we have experts that are happy to consult with you!
One thing to understand is that insurance companies have attorneys on staff working for the company’s best interest. The insurance claim adjusters that you may work with are also working for the company’s best interest. The attorneys are experts in insurance and personal injury law. The insurance claim adjusters have specialized training in personal injury matters and do it every day. Simply put, the insurance companies know what they are doing and they are looking out for the insurance company’s interest not yours. Most individuals do not have experience or expertise in dealing with the legal aspects of a personal injury claim to be able to negotiate with the insurance companies experts. This is one very good reason to hire a personal injury lawyer. They are experts and will advocate for you against insurance companies who have lawyers representing their interests whose goal is to pay as little as possible for your claim.
When you have a personal injury lawyer, the lawyer will use strategies that have proven to work. The lawyer knows a variety of legal remedies to help you financially recover from your injury, beyond the basics that an insurance company is likely to offer. We will do the legal research, handle communication with the insurance company, and obtain any medical bills or records that we need to get the best results. Insurance companies often use computer programs to determine what they will pay for your claim. It takes specialized knowledge and expertise to understand how the programs work and to provide information to the adjuster in a way that maximizes the figures the computer program will calculate. Our goal is always to use our expertise to maximize your ultimate recovery.
Recovering on your claim can also mean that you have to repay part of those sums to other entities, like your health insurance provider for instance. Berkshire & Burmeister ensures that those details are resolved as part of the process in your case so that no one comes looking for reimbursement from you later.
Maybe you’ve decided you probably need a lawyer, but now you’re wondering how to afford the lawyer. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that the lawyer only gets paid when there is a remedy to your case, whether it was awarded by a court or settled outside of court. If no remedy is reached, the lawyer does not get paid. At Berkshire & Burmeister, we work our personal injury cases on a contingency basis. Our attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in this area of the law.
Here at Berkshire & Burmeister, we do not send unsolicited communications by pulling copies of accident reports from the public record. We will not send you an unsolicited letter asking about your injury. What we will do is be your advocate in this process and work towards the best possible outcome if you reach out to us and we find together that our firm is the best fit to handle your claim. Call us today to set up a free and no obligation consultation: 402-827-7000.