Is Hiring a Lawyer The Best Thing for My Case? | Florida Injury Lawyers Whittel & Melton


Suffering an injury because of another person’s negligence can flip your life upside down. The aftermath of a car accident, a slip and fall, a workplace accident, or any other personal injury accident can be daunting, with growing medical bills, lost pay, and pain and suffering to consider. However, when it comes to recovering compensation for your losses, hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer at Whittel & Melton can make all the difference.

Keep in mind that the opposing party’s insurance company is not your friend. Without a doubt, they will advise you against hiring an attorney as doing so will probably result in a larger payment from their business. Their primary purpose is to reduce the amount they must pay, whether by shifting blame to you, undervaluing your injuries, or pressuring you to accept a low-ball settlement offer.

Your personal injury claim is likely worth much more than the insurance adjuster is letting on, which may shock you. The truth is that the insurance industry’s own research has revealed that clients who are represented by a personal injury lawyer receive three times larger payouts than those who choose to take these cases on without legal representation.

Findings From the Insurance Research Council

According to the Insurance Research Council, accident victims with lawyers by their side receive payouts that are roughly 3.5 times more than those without. Since its initial publication in 1999, this research has been revised and is still valid.
In addition to greater settlement amounts, the Insurance Research Council discovered that 85 percent of all insurance settlements for bodily injury claims went to individuals who hired an attorney.

The Insurance Research Council’s findings are supported by an internal investigation done by The study found that 91 percent of individuals who hired a lawyer received compensation, compared to 51 percent who received no payout. Furthermore, even after accounting for the attorney’s contingency fee, claimants with legal assistance received around three times the amount as those without. According to a 2023 update from, the average payout is $52,900, and personal injury verdicts and settlements normally range from $3,000 to $75,000.

Insurance companies do not want you to work with an attorney because they know that this most likely means they will pay more for your claim. Do not be fooled by their attempts to make you a “fair” offer. It is in your best interests to sit down with our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, who have the experience needed to handle personal injury cases as well as a proven track record of success, and discuss your claim in a free consultation before accepting any offers from insurance adjusters. When you meet with us, we can ask questions and discuss the details of your case in further detail so that you can determine how you would like to proceed.

You can contact us for a FREE consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online or call us at 866-608-5529. Past results do not guarantee, justify, or predict future outcomes.

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