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Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?

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Date30 Nov 2020
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Do I need to hire a personal injury attorneyMany accidents leave their victims with both physical and psychological injuries. Accidents caused by another person’s negligence can be upsetting, to say the least. It leaves victims with so many questions. If this is your experience, you might be wondering who will pay your hospital bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses.

The negligent or “at fault” person or their insurance agency is required to compensate the victim for injury, damages, or harm. Sadly, the person at fault may not take responsibility for his or her mistakes. Plus, the individual’s insurance company may also not be willing to pay the injured party what they are entitled to.

If you or someone you love was a victim of an accident and were not at fault, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve and represent your rights and best interests in court if need be. These legal professionals specialize in an area known as tort law covering both private and civil wrongdoings or injuries, such as defamation and negligence. 

The goal of tort law is helping victims recover and discouraging other people from committing these crimes.

A personal injury lawyer can help you get compensated for:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Medical expenses 
  • Legal costs
  • Loss of companionship 
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

What are the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer can help you with a wide range of things, including:

Advice

You likely don’t know all your rights or what to do when you’re involved in an accident. A personal injury attorney can discuss your rights with you and advise you on legal issues and challenges.

Since there are time limits for filing a personal injury lawsuit, you should consult a lawyer immediately to avoid any complications with your legal process.

If you don’t know whether it is you or the other person’s fault, a personal injury lawyer can help you figure that out. Your lawyer can also help you determine whether you should file a lawsuit or not.

Collecting evidence

“Prove it” are the two powerful words — especially in a courtroom. You may be having apparent injuries, but you need to prove that the person you are suing was at fault. With insufficient evidence, the ruling may not be in your favor.

Personal injury lawyers have the experience and know-how to present evidence in court to ensure your ruling will be favorable. They know where and how to collect the evidence they need to prove the other person’s negligence caused your accident. 

Better settlement

Insurance companies tend to offer less settlement than what you deserve. Personal injury lawyers know how and what an insurance company does to take advantage of accident victims.

Never accept the first offer an insurance agency offers. Talk to an experienced p[ersonal injury attorney before answering questions or meeting with an adjuster. Letting your lawyer deal with the insurance company may optimize your chances for the most favorable outcome. 

If you have questions, schedule a time to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your circumstances and how you might be eligible for compensation.

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