Many insurance companies and insurance agents tell people injured in accidents, that they should not hire an attorney.  In fact, most insurance companies claim that without an attorney, the injured person will be able to get compensated quickly. However, no insurance company is truthful with the individuals about the fact that insurance payouts are, on average, are 3.5 times higher for clients who have hired an attorney than for those without one.  According to the Consumer Panel Survey of Auto Accident Victims, “Paying for Auto Injuries,” settlements for injury victims were 40-50 percent higher with attorney representation than without it. At Giribaldi & Manaras, P.C., our attorneys have been able to secure millions for the clients injured as a result of someone’s else fault. Our office has also been very successful at obtaining settlement for clients who were turned away from an insurance company because of the chose the Limited Tort option on their insurance.