Getting hurt in a car crash or on someone else’s property might mean that you have to file an insurance claim in order to cover the costs you incur. The longer the claim process takes, the more in need of funds you may be when you finally get a response.

Companies will sometimes offer people a lump-sum settlement. Seeing a relatively large figure in writing can make some people excited and eager to sign and accept the settlement. Unfortunately, if you don’t have someone looking out for your best interests, you may be taken advantage of by the insurance company.

Your lawyer will help you put a fair price on your claim

The chances are good that this is the first time you have had to file a large insurance claim or have struggled with injuries that have kept you from working. As such, you might not really appreciate how the impact of your injuries could continue to have financial consequences for some time. The financial impact of an injury will vary and can easily approach six figures.

An attorney with experience and personal injury cases will understand the best way for you to put a value on your injuries and their impact on your life. Once you do that, you will be able to determine whether the settlement offer is reasonable or if it is far too low.

Your lawyer can negotiate so that you can focus on healing

Stress can compromise the function of many critical systems in your body, including your immune system. If you try to handle the negotiation on your own behalf, you may end up impacting your own recovery in a negative manner.

As if that weren’t bad enough, you likely aren’t an expert at negotiating. An attorney has experience in handling the process of managing personal injury claims. Not only can an attorney manage the stressful process on your behalf, but they can increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.