There are several reasons you should hire a personal injury lawyer in the unfortunate event you or a loved one find yourself having had an accident.
The first reason is that the field of law is large and complicated, making it a minefield for someone unqualified to negotiate, meaning if you tried to pursue compensation from an insurance company, by yourself you are unlikely to get all that is due to you. By hiring a qualified personal injury lawyer to take the case on, you can ensure that they are working to ensure you come away with the best compensation. Considering how many medical bills are, this will give peace of mind at an already stressful time.
Taking someone to court is an expensive process with fees for lodging the various pieces of paperwork that all need to be paid upfront. Generally, personal injury lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning you need not pay anything upfront, nor do you have the hassle of lodging all that paperwork. A reputable law firm will advise of this policy, along with the terms and conditions, on their website, letting you can make an informed decision from the start of the process.
It’s not just medical bills that you may be entitled to, and by having a personal injury lawyer on your side, you won’t miss out on potential compensation. Additional compensation covers such things as covering lost income for any time missed off work, repair or replacement of damaged property, the list goes on. All these things add up and are not always obvious when tallying up the cost of an accident, leaving you potentially out of pocket by thousands of dollars. Your injury lawyer works to ensure you don’t miss out on these incidental costs being covered.
By taking on an injury lawyer, your case will be dealt with in a timely manner. If you are badly injured, it may take some time before you are in a position to personally file any papers in a lawsuit, meaning it will take additional time for your case to be settled and adding to your stress levels. Additionally, due to the various forms that must be filled out and filed, often within specific time frames, it is easy to make minor mistakes or miss important deadlines that can cause delays to your case, again adding stress at an already stressful time. A lawyer whose job it is to deal with these forms will be able to fill out and lodge the paperwork while you are still recovering, moving your case along speedily.
When making claims to an insurance company, they are by their nature going to try to pay out as little money as possible; your personal injury lawyer is in a far stronger position to negotiate with these companies for a fair settlement in your favor. Whereas trying to take on an insurance company alone will see you missing out on a good payday, especially where there are incidentals to consider.