A severe personal injury can have a significant impact on your life. Beyond the injury itself, you have to deal with medical bills, paperwork, and insurance companies. It can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to focus on recovery.
A victim of a personal injury has to enter into a legal battle with the defendant, and the insurance company to receive full compensation for Injuries sustained which is impossible without the able guidance of a competent and experienced personal injury lawyer.
TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER!
If you have been hurt in an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help and guide you with what to do next.
Ten reasons to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer are:
1. PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS KNOW THE LAW AND THE SYSTEM.
One of the obvious benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer is that he or she is well aware of the prevailing laws. Accident cases involve complex and intricate legal concepts. Experienced personal injury lawyers possess in depth knowledge and experience to assist you and your family to navigate through complex accident laws. These lawyers would have worked on many cases similar to yours in the past too.
There are specific time limits, restrictions and rules for filing a personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney ensures that you fully understand the Federal, State and Local laws that might apply to your case.
2. A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER KNOWS YOUR CLAIM’S WORTH.
One of the most valuable benefits of hiring experienced personal injury lawyers is that they can unravel the true value of your case. Rather than relying on what you think you should get, a seasoned personal injury lawyer will calculate the value of your claim based on your financial losses and non-economic damages.
Damages that are typically included in a personal injury claim are:
- Medical Bills.
- Lost Wages.
- Future earning capacity.
- Damages suffered due to Pain and Suffering.
- Damages suffered due to Emotional Distress.
- Costs of future corrective surgeries.
- Damages suffered due to loss of enjoyment of life.
- Damages suffered due to loss of companionship.
3. PEOPLE WITH LAWYERS GET BETTER SETTLEMENTS.
Without a good personal injury lawyer by your side, your claim will not live up to it’s potential. Many people who try to settle their accident claims on their own do not get a fair deal from insurance companies. It is also difficult for the injured victim to gather relevant information and evidence while he or she is recovering from injuries sustained. Due to lack of knowledge of legal procedures and errors in their claims, a case is over before it began for many victims who do not hire a personal injury attorney.
4. DON’T HAVE TO PAY LEGAL FEES UPFRONT.
Most lawyers believe that legal representation should be available for all regardless of one’s financial standing. Most personal injury lawyers work on contingency basis. This means the lawyers get paid only after having secured a favorable outcome in the case on your behalf. No legal fees until you been compensated for damages suffered.
5. YOU FOCUS ON RECOVERY. YOUR LAWYER WILL FOCUS ON SEEKING COMPENSATION.
A personal injury lawyer assists individuals who have sustained injuries in accidents to recover financial compensation. Just after your accident, when you should be focusing on healing and recovery, you are bombarded with calls, messages, and requests from insurance companies, police, doctors, and others which can be overwhelming and stressful.
A personal injury lawyer will perform the following duties while you focus on your rehabilitation and recovery:
- Explain to you how the accident affects your legal rights.
- Help you understand complicated legal procedures and interpret medical and insurance jargon for you.
- Get through the maze of paperwork required in filing a claim.
- Help you decide your future course of action.
An experienced personal injury lawyer has greater understanding of serious injuries and enjoys business relations with medical professionals. Such attorneys can recommend a particular specialist who might have provided superb results in previous cases.
6. THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF THE ACCIDENT.
In Personal injury cases, much of your success rests on proving negligence of another party. Proving negligence allows you to collect compensation for your injuries. The presence of evidence will help you build a strong case.
An injured person, who is already dealing with injuries and trying to recover cannot be expected to gather and preserve evidence. In most cases, victims don’t even know what to look for. A personal injury lawyer possesses the expertise and experience to compile and analyze relevant evidence such as:
- Accident scene evidence.
- Eyewitness statements.
- Damage to your property or motor vehicle, if any.
- Police accident reports.
- Surveillance camera footage.
- Opinion of experts.
7. SEEK A TIMELY SETTLEMENT.
Personal injury lawyers present a strong and solid case to insurance companies and demand full and adequate compensation for their clients.
Personal injury lawyers strive harder to secure compensation for their clients as early as possible. Most Attorneys work on a contingency basis and get paid only after having secured a settlement or favorable verdict for their clients. Lawyers assist the Courts by refraining from seeking adjournment or doing anything that might stall proceedings.
8. EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH OTHER LAWYERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Insurance companies use pressurizing tactics to make victims settle for less. Opposing lawyers tend to not allow victims to put across their thoughts and feelings. Such arm-twisting tactics don’t work on a personal injury lawyer.
A personal injury lawyer will negotiate a fair settlement on behalf of a client without being confused or pressurized by representatives of the defendant.
Personal injury lawyers know how to effectively deal with Attorneys and Insurers of the Defendant who try to deny the plaintiff’s claim or reduce the claim value significantly.
9. TAKE YOUR CASE TO COURT.
Although a victim can potentially obtain greater compensation in the form of a jury verdict, a trial can be a long process.
On an average, only 5% personal injury cases in the country go to trial. An experienced personal injury lawyer will assess your case and let you know your odds of being more successful going to trial versus achieving a quick settlement.
Trials can be an expensive and risky proposition. By settling, a plaintiff can take guaranteed money or go to trial and risk the possibility of getting lesser money or even no money.
10. COMPASSIONATE ADVOCACY.
Personal injury lawyers provide genuine support and compassionate advocacy for each and every victim of personal injury. Lawyers know how stressful being injured in an accident can be – especially when you are not at fault.
Compassionate lawyers like us are committed to taking the stress and confusion away that that can accompany a lawsuit. Personal injury lawyers serve as partners and guides who help you pursue compensation you need and deserve.
CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER.
If you or your loved one has been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else, you deserve to be duly compensated for the injuries suffered and other damages. Call an experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm for a free case evaluation right away.