Chiropractors know that their motor vehicle accident patients need a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help set up their patients PIP claim, claim all the harms and losses suffered by the patient, and make sure a reasonable settlement is reached.
However, many chiropractic patients object to getting a personal injury attorney. Their most common objection is: “I’m not that type of person.”
Overcoming objections to getting a personal injury attorney
Personal injury attorneys, like chiropractors, have a negative public perception. They’re labeled ambulance chasers, greedy, and advocates for fakers.
Retaining a personal injury attorneys makes you that type of person in the eyes of many chiropractic patients.
So, how does a chiropractor overcome this objection and help insure that their client is working with an attorney?
First, it’s important to explain to the patient that an attorney will help manage their claim and let the patient focus on getting healthy. Do they really want to respond to all of the insurance phone calls and requests?
Next, an attorney will help make sure the the patient is claiming all of their harms and losses. Many people don’t know that they can claim lost wages, diminished value and other things as part of their claim. They just assume their claim only includes their medical bills.
Finally, an attorney knows a fair settlement. A patient doesn’t.
Ultimately, it is up to the patient to retain a lawyer. Often times are office finds that people try to handle their own claim, but either get frustated or insulted by the insurance adjuster.
So, if your patient was injured in an automobile accident, remind them of the benefits of working with an attorney. It doesn’t make them that “type of person.”
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