Why Hire an Attorney in Montgomery
A serious personal injury accident can throw your life off track. Besides the trauma of being injured, you are forced to deal with the complex legal matters that accompany your injury. When your insurance company starts calling and medical bills start piling up, it is critical to have an experienced and skilled attorney on your side to explain your options and protect your interests.
When you hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your case, you can concentrate on what is most important: recovering physically after an accident. Stressing over the complex legal components of your accident will do little to help your recovery. An experienced lawyer can take over, allowing you to concentrate entirely on your health.
Attorney Cathy Donohoe has more than 35 years of experience in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Having recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of injured clients, she is well-equipped to handle the most complex cases throughout Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, Selma and surrounding areas.
Understanding Insurance Companies
As much as we depend on them to protect our financial interests in a time of uncertainty, insurance companies do not have consumers' best interests in mind. To them, someone who has been injured in an accident is just a claim number. They don't understand anything about the injured person or his or her circumstances. They are effective at depersonalizing a case to protect their financial interests.
A lawyer's help and advocacy can help personalize your case, communicating how your accident and injuries will affect your life. Additionally, an insurance company will usually pay more to an individual who is represented by an attorney. When you choose to be unrepresented, you are limiting your options for recovering maximum compensation.
The Importance of Trial Experience
Going to trial isn't always necessary in a personal injury case. However, regardless of whether your case gets settled in or out of court, it is important to work with an attorney who has significant trial experience. Insurance companies value this. Moreover, working with an attorney with trial experience will put your case in its best stance. This is important whether or not your case goes to trial.