Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Since so many types of injuries fall under the category of "personal injury," it's especially important to talk with an attorney who specializes in this type of law, like Michael Wise & Associates, P.C.
If you have a lawyer negotiate with an insurance company, it's very likely he or she will offer you a larger settlement than if you negotiate directly with the insurance company yourself.
A lawyer will also know what documentation you will need to help build the strongest case possible.
Another benefit of hiring a lawyer is that he or she will know which questions to ask, such as:
1. Are there other sources of insurance?
2. What is the monetary value of your case?
3. When is the best time to settle?
4. What about medical treatment in the future?
5. Can I receive wage loss payments?
Michael Wise & Associates, P.C., can also help you decide whether you should file a lawsuit. Once a lawsuit has been filed, we deal with another attorney instead of an insurance adjustor.
Also, once a lawsuit has been filed, the court is involved in the supervision of the case. Your case will have deadlines for the filing of various documents, depositions of witnesses may be taken and important documents may be subpoenaed. Having a lawyer file a lawsuit doesn't necessarily guarantee a larger settlement, but you are more likely to get a settlement that reflects the true value of your case.
Michael Wise & Associates, P.C., specializes in representing the victims of serious automobile injuries, medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death.
Call us find out how we can help.
Michael Wise & Associates, P.C.
385 First St., Suite 221
Lake Oswego, OR 97034