If you have suffered an injury from an accident, you are likely in pain, stressed and wondering what to do next. In many cases the best answer is simple: rest and recover, of course. However, in many cases, it makes sense to talk to a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve for the conditions that led to your accident.
Here are some of the top reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer.
A Personal Injury Attorney Wants What You Want
Many people think of lawyers and see an image of their bank account draining like a bathtub. However, most personal injury lawyers work on contingency which means they only get paid if you get paid. They want what you want: to win. Your personal injury attorney wants to get you the biggest settlement—or trial victory payout—possible because his or her paycheck depends on it. This also means they work harder and faster on your behalf.¹
Personal Injury Lawyers Know What You Can Get
If you are filing a personal injury claim without a lawyer’s input you are basically taking a shot in the dark. A lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases has experience and know-how that is priceless. They know the range of payout you can expect and know how to look at the extent of your injuries, hardship and accident circumstances and put that into context. They also understand how insurance companies work: how hard they will fight and when they will give up and pay what they owe.¹
Lower Stress Levels
Getting injured is already stressful enough, particularly if you have had to go to the hospital or require ongoing visits to the doctor. The last thing you need is more stress trying to navigate a legal case. A personal injury lawyer knows the ropes and will assist you in the hurdles that could come your way so you can spend your time getting better and put your mind to rest.²
A Higher Chance Of Victory
Insurance companies deal with people who have been injured every day. They have more tricks and half-truths up their sleeves than a professional juggler has balls. Even if you study the law all day, insurance company lawyers know how to psychologically intimidate, cajole and deceive.
If you hire a personal injury attorney, you are working with someone who knows the maneuvers of the insurance company bigwigs and how to beat them. Your odds of winning money and not wasting your time are much higher—as are the chances that you will get more money more quickly. It’s a win-win situation.³
Trial? No Problem
There is always the possibility that your personal injury case gets drawn out, nasty and complex. In these cases it may go to trial. Having a personal injury lawyer means you will have someone who knows how to take a case to trial and has already considered this eventuality in handling your case. Assuming you have hired a high-quality personal injury lawyer they should be good negotiators with a competence for all areas of personal injury law, ability to win at trial, good reviews from past clients and a record of many wins.²
Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Your Area
Finding the best personal injury lawyer in your area is a matter of searching online, asking family and friends and thinking carefully about your needs and your case. Some lawyers are particularly experienced and knowledgeable with certain kinds of personal injury cases. This is worth looking into, because choosing a lawyer who specializes in dealing with clients exactly like you is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth experience and a successful resolution to your case.