No one plans for a personal injury, but if it happens, you’ll want a qualified legal expert on your side to ensure you get the best outcome. A qualified personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complex process of recovering losses and damages and fighting for the compensation you’re entitled to, so you can focus on your recovery.
Here are 5 reasons to hire a Personal Injury Attorney:
1. Contingency Cases (if you don’t win, you pay nothing).
Studies show people who are represented by attorneys get larger settlements than those who represent themselves. Insurance adjusters know this, and will try to convince you not to get an attorney. We recommend finding a qualified personal injury lawyer who works on contingency; meaning, they won’t charge you any fees if they don’t win your case. If you do win, their fees will be taken out of your settlement, so no money will come out of your pocket!
2. Anything YOU say can be used against you. Let your lawyer do the talking!
Insurance adjusters are trained to record calls and look for anything that could be used against you. Let your personal injury attorney do all the talking! Since they didn’t witness the event, they can’t be cross-examined, and they’ll know how to handle difficult questions while advocating to maximize your settlement. By using investigators, accident reconstruction experts, witness interviews, and conducting extensive research, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help prove your injury case – even if the other party claims you were at fault.
3. Do you want “any” medical care, or the BEST medical care?
Believe it or not, there are doctors and medical facilities who are in the pockets of the insurance companies and don’t always prioritize your best interests. An experienced personal injury attorney will make sure you visit the provider of your choice and that your settlement covers the medical care and ongoing treatments you’re entitled to – not just what’s most convenient for the insurance companies.
4. Leave the work to them so you can focus on recovery.
Unless taking on the hassle of auditing medical bills, liens, and police reports, establishing proof, and dealing with insurance companies sounds like a good time, leave it to a personal injury expert! An experienced attorney will work with a team of lawyers and investigators to conduct research and work through the maze of complicated paperwork and legal procedures while protecting your rights. They’ll also make sure your medical care goes uninterrupted so you can focus on your physical, mental, and emotional recovery while they deal with the red tape.
5. Jurys, judges, and courtrooms.
If your case goes to trial, being represented by a skilled personal injury attorney usually results in more favorable courtroom negotiations and jury verdict. Your lawyer will fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve to cover legal and medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other expenses related to your injury.
Contact us to schedule a 100% free, no obligation consultation with a personal injury attorney!