If you have been seriously injured due to an accident caused by someone else it can be a bit disorienting not to mention expensive. While you are not required by law to hire a personal injury attorney as a result of having been in an accident, it just makes sense to do so. So, what are the benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney to fight for you? There are several reasons why you should hire a personal injury attorney, some of them include:
They will be able to cut through the red tape: Laypeople know very little about personal injury law or how to deal with insurance companies who are bound to erect all kinds of roadblocks to your case. Personal injury attorneys are trained to cut through all the red tape on their way to getting you a fair and timely award.
Personal attorneys work with investigators: The insurance companies you will be dealing with will have investigators handling your case, so should you. Your attorney’s team will be able to examine every detail of the case, do re-enactments, interview witnesses, etc. These are actions that would be difficult for most people to do by themselves.
They know the statute of limitations: It is not just important that you have a solid case; you must also file your claim in a timely manner. If you miss important deadlines, it could prevent your ability to recover anything for your damages. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will know what these deadlines are and will make sure that you do not miss them.
Damages from your injuries may be more extensive than you think: Many people who are injured in an accident don’t realize that their claim may entail more than just being reimbursed for immediate medical expenses. The law also allows injured persons to be compensated for intangible damages, such as pain and suffering, etc. A personal injury attorney will be better able to assess this than most people are.
Personal injury attorneys can get you the best settlement: A lawyer may be able to negotiate a settlement with the party and avoid having to go to court at all. Under this scenario you will forfeit your right to sue but will receive a payment or payments instead.
In short, personal injury law is a unique and often complicated legal field for many people. If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of yours, you will need to have the best chance of being made whole again. Contact me today for a free consultation about your case. I also handle workers compensation cases.