Written on Apr 16, 2014 9:37:00 AM
10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need A Personal Injury Attorney
Following a personal injury, there is a good chance you’ll want to seek compensation to cover your medical expenses and any work absences you have had. Perhaps, you feel that you case is so obvious, that you don’t need professional representation to get the benefits you need. While this may be true, it is not in most cases.
Hiring a personal injury attorney to represent your case in court, and help you through the injury recovery process, can not only ease the process, but also increase your eventual rewards. Here, we’ve listed ten compelling reasons why you should consider seeking a personal injury attorney to represent your claims.
1.) They Can Help In The Recovery From Any Injury
Professional injury attorneys can help victims recover from virtually any type of personal injury and receive the compensation they deserve, no matter the cause. Many personal injury attorneys specialize in certain injury types, becoming experts within certain parameters; it’s important to find an attorney with experience in cases similar to yours.
Personal injury attorneys can help you with any kind of injury you may have, including those caused from:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Golf cart accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- Nursing home negligence
- ATV accidents
- Medical malpractice
The right injury attorney, however, will not use these injury types to filter or categorize their cases, but rather handle each individual case with the utmost commitment and passion for excellence.
2.) They Know What To Say, When And To Whom
When handling your own personal injury case, there are great risks associated with simple statements and verbal cues you may not have previously considered. Saying the wrong thing to insurance companies, the police and involved parties can ruin any chance you may have had for compensation. A simple misunderstanding between parties can cost you your entire case.
This is where personal injury attorneys come in. These legal professionals can guide you through the legal process, and ensure your conversations with insurance companies and other involved parties go smoothly.
3.) They Offer Free Case Consultation Beforehand
Additionally, many personal injury attorneys offer free case consultations before accepting your case, which helps you gauge your individual case’s potential for success. This saves you both time and money in the long run, and lets you know, from a legal professional’s standing, how well your case and claims will hold in court.
During these consultations, attorneys will often tell you how well your case aligns with their previous legal experiences, and advise you on the next steps you should take when handling your injury claim. Don’t be discouraged by the legal process. Contacting a personal injury attorney for consultation is hassle-free, and worth the great potential for later compensation.
4.) Unlike Insurance Companies, They Have Your Interests At Heart
Following a personal injury, insurance companies will do whatever they can to lessen, or even eliminate, rewards and compensation granted to you; they are, after all, businesses. Any incorrect or vague statements can be taken through different contexts and used to mitigate your compensation, saving the insurance companies involved money.
Fortunately, this is where personal injury attorneys can help. Contrary to insurance companies, injury attorneys will take on your case and fight for your compensation with your best interests at heart; your attorney will want your case to succeed, and will treat your case like it’s their sole job until they make it succeed.
5.) Contingency Fees Mean No Up-Front Charges
Where does this strong motivation to fight for your case come from? In addition to fighting for cases they believe in, many personal injury attorneys charge contingency fees, as opposed to hourly rates or up-front payments. What does this mean for you? It means that your attorney will not see a penny until your case succeeds, and will handle your case with the passion and fervor to see those results.
6.) They Can Navigate The Legal System Efficiently And Profitably
Typically, personal injury cases can last anywhere from a few months (ideally) to years, all dependent on the severity of your injuries, insurance coverage and how your injuries have affected your work and lifestyle. Sometimes, the most successful injury cases are longer cases, as attorneys involved in these cases are given more time to accurately estimate costs of work absences and medical treatment. Settling a case as quickly as possible is not always the ideal solution, as you may miss out on additional compensation for disability if detected later on.
Your personal injury attorney will know the best way to handle your case for the greatest compensation possible, whether your case is settled in months or years. Injury attorneys take the daunting, challenging legal process of injury claims and steer your case through it with unbeatable professionalism. They know where the greatest compensation and rewards lie, as well as how to get to them.
7.) They Gather The Information Needed To Prove Your Case
The strongest support for your personal injury case is presented in the form of sheer information; the more clear and detailed an account you can create about your case, the greater your eventual chances for compensation following court. Injury attorneys make gathering this information much simpler, and can help you create a comprehensive account of your injury, and all factors involved.
These factors typically include:
- The time of your injury and exact conditions that caused it
- Immediate and continued medical costs
- Psychological effects on yourself and family
- How your injury affects workplace performance and attendance
- If in an auto accident, repair costs and damages
8.) Strict Filing Rules And Procedures Can Be Overwhelming
Personal injury attorneys can also handle the strict and delicate filing rules, evidence logging and information processing required of a successful settlement. Simply, everything that goes into recording and organizing tangible support information can be overwhelming for injury victims without professional representation.
Injury attorneys will file your claim with your insurers, as well as corral the medical records you will need to prove your injuries in court. These legal professionals make sure you claim is processed successfully, and organize records on how you injury affects your life, such as lost wage records, vehicle damages and medical equipment.
9.) Unbeatable Experience With Cases Like Yours
By choosing a personal injury attorney with experience in cases similar to yours, you are almost guaranteed the most effective representation possible. Compatibility between your circumstances and their previous case handling plays a larger role in a settlement than you may expect. Ideally, you’ll want to find an affordable and fair attorney with the most possible experience with cases such as yours; these experiences can be with injuries similar to yours, or injury causes (car accidents, workplace accidents) identical to yours.
Also gauge communication skills and accessibility when selecting a specialized attorney, as these traits are crucial to the success of your case.
10.) Ultimately, You Can Receive A Higher Settlement
When it comes down to it, you need to contact a personal injury attorney for your injuries because they can significantly increase your settlement potential. Injury attorneys are trained professionals when it comes to dealing with insurance companies and the legal process, and know how to avoid common pitfalls in settlements. It is their sole duty to get you the greatest compensation possible, and will use their legal expertise and prior experience to maximize your rewards.
With attorneys that charge on a contingency basis, they will not receive a fee until a successful settlement is made. As they take a portion of your case rewards, they will naturally try to maximize your compensation and earn you as much as possible. With a personal injury attorney by your side, you are given the peace of mind that your case is being handled with the most promising and profitable hands possible.
Contact Us Today
The law professionals at the Lowman Law Firm are here for all of your Spring Hill personal injury needs. We can provide the support and representation you need for the greatest compensation possible, and offer free case consultation for any injury case. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have.