When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Mar 11, 2015 in Personal Injury News
When you are injured in an accident due to negligence or intent, it is a scary and confusing time. You may not even have time to complete initial treatment for your injuries before the lawyers and insurance companies start calling.
Between paperwork, accusations and pressure to sign away your rights, there seems precious little concern for you, the injured party. The whole system seems designed to cheat you out of the means to get well and reclaim your life. All of this is why a personal injury attorney is so important.
When you are in an accident, the question is not whether you should hire a lawyer. The question is, "how fast can you do it?" The first thing you should do after exchanging information and getting looked at by a doctor is call an attorney. You should never try to pursue the long road to recovery while dealing with the legalities of a serious accident on your own.
What an Attorney Does for You
A professional injury lawyer can be a vital partner in your quest to get your life back. They will help you through the hard times ahead and stand by your side to fight for what you deserve. There is a lot of red tape and bureaucracy involved in injury cases, and an attorney has experience in dealing with the following
· Legal procedures, including assessing the value and validity of your claim, dealing with legal terminology and procedures and filing the right paperwork. In addition, your attorney will have experience working with other lawyers and dealing with insurance companies.
· Investigation of the incident: Attorneys will have an experienced team of researchers who are experts and specialists in the type of claim you are facing.
· Objective advice at a time when you need it the most. You will be facing a lot of anger, pain and frustration over what has happened, and it will be difficult to view the situation clearly on your own.
Resolution and Settlements
An attorney will know how to pursue the best form of resolution for your case. Many personal injury claims do not even go to court. If you can settle out of court, it can save you a lot of time, money and emotional turmoil. In general, using an attorney will get you better settlements than if you go at it alone.
If your case does go to court, you stand a far better chance of getting a positive outcome if you have an attorney to fight for your rights. In addition, you have very little to lose by consulting a personal injury lawyer, since there is generally no fee if you do not recover damages.
If you ever suffer an injury where someone else may be at fault, representation by a qualified attorney is critical. If you have any questions or are seeking representation for a personal injury case, we are here to help. Give us a call for a free consultation today.