A question every victim asks themselves, “do I need to hire an injury attorney”?
The answer is not simply yes or no. It really depends on the accident, the injuries and your case. Personal injury attorneys fight with the insurance company on behalf of their injured clients to make sure they receive just compensation for their wage loss, medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering as a result of physical and psychological injuries sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence.
In this article, you will learn what a personal injury attorney can do for you.
How a personal injury attorney can help you
There are many ways a personal injury attorney can help an injured party. Here are some of the most common reasons you may want to hire them to help you.
Gather the evidence for your case
Perhaps the most valuable way a personal injury attorney can assist you is by helping obtain the evidence you need to build a strong case against the party responsible for harming you.
Your attorney works to bring you justice by overseeing the collection of the necessary evidence in your case. They will investigate the circumstances of the incident, which may include investigating the site of the incident, interviewing witnesses, or collecting evidence like photographs and videos of the incident. A good attorney will know how to preserve evidence properly so it is admissible should your case go to trial.
File your lawsuit
In some jurisdictions, there is a fixed time limit during which you can file a lawsuit, and failure to do so may bar you from ever receiving compensation for your personal injuries. It’s a good idea to contact an attorney early on to make sure specific deadlines are not missed.
Filing a lawsuit is also complicated. Experienced attorneys will know how to prepare the lawsuit with the proper language and file it on your behalf with the court. If the lawsuit is not prepared properly, it can be dismissed by the court.
Help you with insurance companies
Dealing with insurance companies can be stressful and frustrating, which is by design. The insurance company wants the claims process to be stressful so an injured individual settles quickly and on their terms. Insurance companies make money by charging premiums at market rates and then paying out claims for the lowest dollar amount possible.
An attorney can help take the stress of dealing with the claims process off your shoulders and allow you to focus on healing from your injuries. A personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complicated requirements that insurance companies put in place to discourage claims and reduce payouts. A personal injury lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and ensure that your settlement is fair in light of your injuries..
Professional representation in court
The most well-known way a personal injury attorney helps their clients is by representing them in court. They prepare the case for presentation to a judge and/or jury. However, despite what we see on TV, a good personal injury attorney is able to settle most cases in their client’s favor before they go to trial, allowing you to receive your settlement quicker.
Secure fair compensation for you
Most importantly, a personal injury attorney will ensure you get fair compensation for your injury.
They have the expertise to determine fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, along with pain and suffering you endured. These attorneys are also able to fight for future medical expenses, financial losses, temporary or permanent disability, and more on your behalf.
A personal injury attorney working for you is a good idea if you want the best settlement possible for your case. Keep in mind that most firms like ours provide a free initial consultation to determine if you need an attorney for your injury claim. Make sure you speak to an attorney early on following an accident and before you speak to the insurance company to find out about your rights.
Brian P. Azemika, Esq.
Law Office of Brian P. Azemika
Personal Injury Attorney Brian Azemika represents injury victims involved in car/auto accidents, trucking accidents, Uber/Lyft accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, animal attacks, premise liability cases & slip, trip and fall accidents.
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