After a serious accident, you have a number of important decisions to make. First, you must visit a doctor and discover the full extent of your injuries. Once you know, you’ll need to decide whether you want to pursue a personal injury case.
If your accident happened as the result of the negligent or criminal behavior of another party, then you might have a case. You deserve compensation for your medical bills and the other hardships you’ve gone through as a result of your accident.
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case?
You don’t technically need to work with a law firm to move forward with your injury case. However, unless you have a great deal of legal experience, your chances of success will be much lower on your own. If your injuries are minor enough, it’s possible that the insurance company of the other party might be willing to make a small offer. Sometimes, it’s easier to simply pay the person off rather than face the situation going to court.
In most cases, this isn’t the way it goes. If you have the desire to take legal action, chances are that your injuries are serious, which means you stand to win a much bigger amount in court. This means the insurance company will be willing to fight, and you’ll need a lawyer who knows how to fight back.
Reasons to Work with a Personal Injury Attorney
It Removes the Burden
If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury, how do you expect to handle the hard work of setting up a court case? You might be underestimating all it entails. There’s a great deal of paperwork, research and strategizing to work through. Evidence needs to be gathered and studied carefully. For most cases, it will take a lot of time.
You need to be concentrating on healing right now. By allowing your lawyer to handle the work of your case, you’ll be free to focus on the healing process.
It Allows for Professional Negotiation
A qualified lawyer has the experience that’s needed to successfully negotiate with an insurance adjuster. This is likely not your area of expertise. It would be nice if we lived in a perfect world, but the reality is that representatives from insurance companies can be manipulative. If you’re not careful, you could end up getting talked into receiving much less than you deserve.
Any lawyer with a history of injury cases knows every trick in the book. They’ve seen the tactics that insurance companies use, and they know how to negotiate through them. An insurance adjuster is also less likely to try anything shady when they see they’re dealing with a professional.
It Ensures Nothing Will Be Missed
There are so many complicated aspects of injury cases. You can go over all the details and keep track of everything important, but unless you know what to look for, you might miss something. You likely don’t know everything about the law, and it would be impossible to learn everything you need to know within a timeframe that would allow success with your case.
Some of the possibly confusing factors to consider when working through an injury case include how fault and legal liability are determined in your state. There maybe be precedents set by past cases that are similar to your own. Only a qualified lawyer will know this information.
It Helps You Avoid a Trial
A trial will drag the situation out and take up more of your precious time and energy. While it may sometimes be necessary for justice to be served, a good attorney will avoid going to trial whenever possible. Settlements, arbitration and mediation are all options that don’t require a trial. It is, however, quite important to work with an attorney with trial experience. Negotiations don’t always go well, and you want your lawyer to be capable of handling a courtroom if necessary.
Nothing to Lose: Getting Your Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer
You really have nothing to lose by getting a consultation with an attorney. The consultation is free, and you usually won’t have to pay anything unless you win your case. For most people, hiring an attorney is the most logical option after dealing with a serious accident.
Call Fenster & Cohen P.A. today at 954-473-1500