6 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for a Personal Injury Case
You’ve probably heard that hiring an attorney will get you a better settlement for your personal injury claim. In our experience, this is true.
Hiring a personal injury attorney leads to higher settlement values for a number of reasons. Overall, having a personal injury attorney on your side along with the resources they provide strengthens your case.
Keep reading for 6 reasons you should hire an attorney today.
1. An Objective Perspective
When you are the victim of another’s negligence and you are injured in an accident, you probably aren’t in the best frame of mind.
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you have a second opinion, and usually a more logical one. Being involved in a lawsuit is stressful for anyone, especially someone who was injured in an accident.
When it comes to making decisions about your case, you are understandably biased. It’s important to be level headed when working to resolve your case.
Your attorney will not have a personal stake in the case, so they are able to provide an unbiased opinion. Your attorney will help you make the best decisions for your case and work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
2. Experience and Expertise
If you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit, we hope it’s your first one. When it comes to being a victim of negligence, it’s a good thing to lack experience.
However, having experience and expert knowledge on your side is the best way to win your case and get a large settlement.
Personal injury attorneys are experts in this type of case. They’ve dedicated their entire careers to fighting for the rights of victims like you. Having a personal injury attorney on your side will give you an edge.
Trying to handle your case on your own is not in your best interest. The amount of research you would need to do in order to have a fighting chance would be overwhelming.
An attorney will have studied in law school for at least three years, taken and passed a bar exam specific to your state, and has years of experiencing handling cases like yours. They will be able to answer all of your questions and will know exactly what to do throughout every step of the process.
3. Save Time and Effort
Making your personal injury case requires a lot of time and effort. This is best left to a personal injury attorney, as this is their entire job.
For the average person, it’s too big of a task to take on by yourself. For example, you will have to order and organize all of your medical records and bills. This can be a complicated process as doctor’s usually outsource recordkeeping to a record management company.
You’ll have to deal with multiple parties that might be hard to identify. You’ll also have to order police reports and read through them. You’ll have to compile witnesses and go over what they plan to say about what happened.
The worst part of handling a personal injury claim is dealing with the insurance company. Their goal is to make sure you don’t hire an attorney.
Communicating with insurance companies takes a lot of time and making a mistake can be costly to your case. You’ll also have to spend a lot of time researching what to do and say.
When you hire an attorney, you’ll have an entire team of legal professionals doing this work for you. You probably have a job, a family, medical appointments, and other responsibilities and don’t have time to do the job of an attorney.
4. Access to Other Experts
When you hire an attorney, you get access to other experts who will help work on your case.
Personal injury attorneys will hire various special investigators who will help make your case. These investigators are experts in different areas who will conduct a scene investigation, construct reenactments, interview witnesses, and find any negligence that caused your injury.
If you don’t have an attorney working on your case, it will be too hard and too expensive to retain these kinds of experts on your own.
It’s important to be aware that insurance companies will also use these types of investigators to prove their case and disprove yours, so you want to make sure you have your own experts on your side.
Having your own attorney makes dealing with the attorneys for the other side more tolerable. When you are represented by your own attorney, you will be taken more seriously.
Attorneys for the other parties involved in the case will try to intimidate you. Having your own attorney will show them you are serious.
Your attorney will work directly with these other attorneys. The legal world of personal injury law is pretty small. It’s likely that your attorney and the other attorneys on the case will know each other and will have worked together before.
This makes it easier for them to work together again. This can be especially beneficial during the discovery phase of the lawsuit when information and evidence are exchanged between parties.
6. Guaranteed Results
The reality is that claimants who are represented by an attorney get higher settlement awards than those who represent themselves.
There are a few different reasons for this including the simple fact that an attorney understands what your case is worth and makes sure you get the best settlement possible.
If your case goes to a jury, an experienced trial lawyer will sell your case to the jury and get you the award you deserve.
Most personal injury cases settle out of court. Having an attorney will help you settle your claim without going through the hassle of a trial.
They won’t take the easy way out though. They will make sure you get the settlement you deserve.
Hire an Attorney Today
If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you should hire an attorney.
These are just a few of the ways hiring an attorney can help you get the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact us today for a case evaluation.