Trust me, you will know when to hire a personal injury lawyer when the time comes. In a situation whereby an injury is been inflicted on you as a result of a negligent behavior exhibited by another party (corporation or individual), you must hire a personal injury.
I have seen many individuals go on to take care of their injury claim on their own and end up failing woefully because of lack of essential details.
The amount of money that will be paid to an individual who handles his injury case himself and another who hires a law firm to handle his case is very different.
So many studies have shown that a claimant who is being represented by a legal counsel will receive 3 times the money the person who handled the case on his own will receive.
When you decide to handle your injury claim on your own, the insurance company will be willing to offer you a minimal amount so that you can close the matter quickly but when you go with the backing of a television law firm that is capable of broadcasting such event to the media which will create a bad name for the company, they will be willing to pay any amount proposed to them by the law firm so as to close the case quietly without further consequences to their family name.
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
- Objectivity: If you find yourself in an accident, there is a high possibility that your judgment will be cloudy and you will not be objective in your approach. When you have an attorney, he or she has no personal claim to the case so he or she is going to be objective and will be in a better position to decide on your behalf and make sure you will be compensated for the injuries incurred.
- Experience: These types of cases are what personal injury lawyers deal with all the time so they have a lot of experience in this field. You will not have to bother yourself too much, your lawyer knows what should be done and knows how to go about it.
- Alternatives: You will need a lawyer to suggest faster, easier and inexpensive solutions that can be applied to the situation at hand, it is not compulsory that your case will end up in court.
- Red Tape: For the fact that you are a layperson, there is every possibility that you have little knowledge of personal injury law and will not know about the red tape that many insurance companies love to bring up. A personal injury lawyer is there to handle all the necessary paperwork any form of red tape that comes your way, except you want to learn all about legal and medical ways.
- Work with other Lawyers: The other party you are up against will have its attorney and only your lawyer has the experience to work with them directly and they might even know each other. The whole process will be very easy and a good settlement will be reached quickly.
- Save Time: The job of a personal injury lawyer is to review police files, medical records, communicate with insurance companies, communicate with the court, etc. all these tasks take a lot of time which I am sure many of us don’t have due to the responsibilities holding us back but this is what personal injury lawyers are for so why waste time.
- Investigators: A lot of personal injury lawyers out there work together with investigators. These guys will assist in examining every detail of information to ensure that the right settlement is paid.
- No Fees: You will not pay any legal fee if you do not win your case, it is as simple as that. A contingency fee is what is charged by a lot of personal injury lawyers out there, you will not be responsible for the attorney fee.
- Jury Trials: In a situation whereby you do not find yourself in a courtroom, the help of a personal injury lawyer is needed to ensure that you get a nice jury judgment. The lawyer will make sure that what you get will be able to cover all legal costs, medical costs and so on.
- Settlements: Instead of the case to go to trial, a lawyer can propose a settlement and negotiate with the other party. This way there is no need to sue anyone but you will still receive payment for loss and pain.
Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney
- Free Consultations: A lot of personal injury attorneys are ready to give free consultations to clients who request for them. You will be able to obtain reasonable information about the case at hand and know how to go about and succeed. Also the way the lawyer responds to your claims and the kind of attention he or she gives you will show you how well he is going to handle your case if you end up hiring him.
- Reduced stress: The main reason you hire an attorney is to relieve yourself of the stress that is followed from the tasks that are involved in handling such a case especially when you are up against a strong opposition who are ready to shut you out and make sure you receive minimal or no payment.
- Ability to negotiate: They are a lot of ways about the law that you have no idea about which a lawyer knows about and is ready to handle. He knows negotiation and can easily help you put pressure on the opposition and force them to comply with the terms and conditions provided for them.
If you notice that the corporation or individual is not ready to listen to your plight or even try to help you out in the unpleasant situation they placed you, this is the time to bring in the help of a legal practitioner to assist you in the fight for your compensation.
It is not going to be easy but you will have an upper hand in the case when you involve a lawyer.