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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident Claim

People who need advice about their rights in the aftermath of a serious car or truck accident will usually talk to an attorney as soon as possible. They know that it won’t be easy to recover the hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of dollars necessary to support a lengthy period of treatment, rehabilitation or permanent disability.

In less severe car accident cases, however, there can be a powerful temptation to handle the claim yourself. “Why pay a lawyer to recover auto accident damages for you when the police reports, witness statements and insurance claim adjusters all suggest that you’ll get paid without any problem?”

A myriad of things can go wrong, even in the case of an ‘easy’ accident. People often settle their own injury claims for a fraction of the case’s true value because they don’t know enough about the proof of medical claims, their rights under their insurance policies and the insurance industry settlement practices that work to reduce the payout. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand the value of your claim and the necessary steps for getting fair and just compensation.

At the office of Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law, we have more than 40 years of experience protecting the rights of personal injury victims throughout central New Jersey, including people hurt in motor vehicle accidents. To set up a free initial consultation, contact our office online or call us at 732-537-8570.

Work with Lawyers Who Understand the Claim Settlement Process

Most people don’t understand that an insurer is motivated to pay as little as possible on valid claims, and will only pay more when forced to. The only way to develop the leverage necessary to move an insurance company up from an initial low-ball offer is to demonstrate your ability to prove your claims in court.

  • Do you know how to interpret the different insurance policies that might apply to your case?
  • Do you know to use medical records and expert testimony to prove a disputed injury claim?
  • Do you know the pretrial litigation strategies that can prod the insurer toward a better settlement offer?

From the earliest stages of the case on, an experienced New Jersey car accident attorney can help you avoid the mistakes that are all too easy to make when dealing with insurance companies. You’ll be protected from providing the wrong information at the wrong times. You’ll be able to evaluate settlement proposals with a good sense of what your case is worth. Most of all, you’ll know that you can protect your interests in court whenever necessary.

At Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law, we help clients learn about the claims settlement process while helping them protect their interest in full compensation for their injuries. We also make sure that each client receives the best possible medical treatment. Our lawyers are especially careful to make sure that what might first have seemed like minor injuries are properly identified and diagnosed.

New Jersey Car Accident Claims: Call 732-537-8570

Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law, can help you understand what and what not to do to protect your rights and interests. To learn more about your legal and practical options, contact our office online.

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