Reno Personal Injury Lawyers
Shook & Stone - Reno Personal Injury Attorneys
Reno Practice Areas
A Reno Personal Injury Law Firm
Personal Injury law covers many aspects and types of injuries from personal injury, to workers’ compensation and social security disability. At Shook & Stone we have a track record of proven trial experience and fighting for maximum compensation in personal injury cases.
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Why You Should Retain A Reno Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are injured in an accident, you may be tempted to try to handle the insurance claim on your own.
After all, the insurance company seems like they are trying to help you, and you do not want to spend the money on an attorney.
However, there are several very good reasons that you should always consult with and retain a personal injury lawyer after being injured in an accident:
1. The Insurance Company Is Not Your Friend
The insurance company is not your friend, no matter how nice the adjuster seems. Their job is to pay you as little as possible, or ideally, nothing at all. They are not looking out for your best interests, and they will take advantage of you if they can. If you try to handle your own claim, the insurance company will likely take advantage of you and low-ball you on your settlement.
2. You Need an Advocate
When you are dealing with the insurance company, you need someone in your corner who is looking out for your best interests. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to negotiate with the insurance company to get you the best possible settlement.
3. You May Not Know What Your Claim Is Worth
If you try to handle your own claim, you may have no idea what your claim is actually worth. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to evaluate your case and give you a good idea of what your claim is worth. This is important because if you settle for too little, you will not be able to get the compensation you need and deserve.
4. The Statute of Limitations
There is a limited time in which you can file a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations. If you try to handle your own claim and miss the deadline, you will not be able to file a claim at all. An experienced personal injury lawyer will make sure that your claim is filed on time so that you do not miss the deadline and lose your right to compensation.
5. You May Need to Go to Court
If you try to handle your own claim, you may end up having to go to court. If the insurance company will not give you a fair settlement, your only option may be to file a lawsuit. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to take your case to court and fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is always in your best interest to consult with and retain a personal injury lawyer. At Shook & Stone, we have a team of experienced personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for you. Contact us today at (775) 323-2200 to schedule a free consultation or fill out the form.