When you become injured and another person is at fault for the injury, you may want to file a lawsuit to recoup compensation for expenses related to that injury. After making that decision, you will then have to decide whether to hire an experienced attorney to represent you, or whether you will represent yourself. However, you should know that there are many risks to handling a Cumberland County injury claim without a lawyer, making the former option typically the better one in personal injury cases.
One of the biggest risks of handling a Cumberland County injury claim without a lawyer is an unsuccessful fight with the insurance company. When most people are injured, whether it is in a car accident or at the workplace, he or she assumes the insurance company will take care of him or her. Unfortunately, this is not always true.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. In order to do this, the company cannot pay out huge benefits to everyone who applies for them. Insurance companies may outright deny benefits in some cases, or they may use unethical tactics to try to trick an injured person into claiming fault or otherwise voiding his or her claim.
A skilled attorney, however, could work to ensure this does not happen. The lawyer could speak to the insurance company on your behalf, thereby negating the insurance company’s potentially underhanded tactics. Once insurance companies determine that you have hired representation, they may be much more straightforward in awarding benefits.
Many people know that if someone causes you to sustain an injury, he or she can file a lawsuit in order to get compensation for that injury. Often, though, that is as far as his or her knowledge extends. He or she does not know how to file a lawsuit, the statute of limitations pertaining to the case, or what steps must be completed before and during his or her claim.
This lack of knowledge can significantly hurt a claim’s chances of success. When plaintiffs do not follow proper procedures, it may lead to a claim being thrown out of court, leaving the injured individual without any compensation at all. An experienced lawyer could not only know the law, but also make sure to take the proper steps in filing and pursuing a case.
One of the biggest risks of handling a personal injury claim in Cumberland County without an attorney is not getting sufficient compensation. Lawyers are typically accustomed to negotiating every day for individuals and trying to get the largest amount of compensation as possible.
The other side in a lawsuit may not offer a large settlement amount at first, but after tough negotiating and being presented with evidence from the other side, he or she may be more inclined to be generous. Individuals not familiar with the legal process are often not equipped to perform this kind of negotiating, so it is usually best to let a lawyer handle this part of the process.
The fact of the matter is that there are too many potential risks of handling a Cumberland County injury claim without a lawyer. Unrepresented plaintiffs often end up severely limiting the amount of compensation he or she receives, or risk being denied insurance benefits to which he or she is rightfully entitled.
If you suffer injury and wish to file a claim, it is usually best not to do so on your own. Speak to an attorney today who could properly represent you and pursue compensation on your behalf.
This team is incredible. They are friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciate everything they have done for me and would recommend them to anyone. Overall great experience
My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
I would definitely recommend Grungo and Colarulo.
Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Very professional, communicates well, makes me feel like they have my best interest at heart, and overall just a great company. Christine and the whole team has been on top of everything. Would definitely recommend!! 10/10
First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
Oh, did I mention, WE WON …
This teams knowledge of the industry is TOP NOTCH!
A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.
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