FAQ Spotlight: Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Many of those injured in car, motorcycle, or bicycle accidents, by defective products, or in other circumstances wonder whether they should hire a personal injury attorney at all. After all, most people think, lawyers are expensive. And the insurance company or opposing party may already be offering some quick money to settle the case. Some also associate lawyers with going to court, which can be stressful and time-consuming. That is what insurance companies want injured people to believe.

In fact, hiring a personal injury attorney will usually yield better results. It is not uncommon for an attorney to obtain a recovery for a client that is 5 to 20 times what the insurance company initially offered. Insurance adjusters often try to get injured people to agree to quick, small settlements early in the process, knowing that their claims could be worth much more. And at the La Rocco Law Firm, P.C., if a potential personal injury client would be better off pursuing the claim on their own, we will be the first to say so—we want to help where we are needed. Moreover, hiring a lawyer does not necessarily mean going to court. Our attorneys are prepared to litigate to protect our clients if necessary and if that is what the client wants, but at the end of the day nearly 95% of personal injury cases in the United States are resolved by pretrial settlement, which often works out better for all parties.

If you or your loved ones have been injured in Washington State, remember: It costs nothing to talk with us to find out what your claim may really be worth and if you are being treated fairly by the insurance company or at-fault party. We stand by our clients, and our goal is to provide you with the highest quality representation and guidance, as well as peace of mind throughout the process. Consultations are always free — it costs nothing to sit down with us to talk over your case, discuss your options, and determine if we are a good fit for you. And you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you; in short, we don’t get paid unless you do. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney, call The La Rocco Law Firm, P.C., at (360) 603-9545.

1 Comment

  • Gregory Willard

    It’s crazy that insurance adjusters will try to get injured people to agree to settlements early in the process. I personally like to make sure that I am getting the best from the situation. I never really knew when to hire a personal injury lawyer until now. Thank you.

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