Why Hire An Attorney
5 reasons to Hire An Attorney
Nearly a decade of legal experience and the trial results to prove it.
Handling the Paperwork
Personal injury claims are complex. When you’re injured, your focus needs to be on your recovery not paperwork. Personal injury lawyers know that proving your case requires gathering the right evidence. A lawyer can collect that evidence for you. Examples include medical records and bills, accident reports, photographs, insurance information, and eyewitness statements. A personal injury attorney can do all of the legwork so that you can focus on healing.
Leveling the playing field
Insurance claims adjusters are trained in specific tactics intended to completely deny or limit the amount of compensation you may receive. A skilled personal injury attorney knows these strategies and can fight back to ensure that you are not strong-armed into accepting less than fair compensation.
Personal injury claims can be compromised, even destroyed by small mistakes, such as missing deadlines or accidentally saying something that could be used against you. A lawyer can protect you from these missteps so that your claim is organized and placed in the right light.
Valuing your claim
Experienced attorneys have the benefit of settling many cases, researching jury verdicts, and connecting with other attorneys to understand case value. A savvy attorney will also recognize when it may be necessary to bring an expert into your case to better understand or explain an accident or specific injury. This kind of know-how tells insurance companies that you mean business, making them more likely to treat you fairly.
No fee unless you win
Most personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you pay no legal fees unless the lawyer obtains a verdict or settlement on your behalf. You don’t have to worry about upfront costs of the case while you’re also contending with other expenses like medical bills or time missed from work. The lawyer assumes the risk of the case with you. That means that you’re both interested in the best possible result for you.
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When to Hire a Lawyer
Not all cases require a personal injury attorney’s help. Consider speaking to a lawyer right away if:
- Your accident resulted in serious injuries or someone’s death.
- You or your family have been emotionally impacted by your injuries.
- The accident led to temporary or permanent disability.
- You have missed work due to your injury.
- You are unsure of the full extent of your losses.
- You are concerned that the insurer’s settlement offer will not cover your losses.
Most personal injury law firms offer free consultations to potential clients. You’re the boss – find someone you trust will advocate skillfully and aggressively for you. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to the law.