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      Personal Injury

      When a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

      When a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

      If you’ve been injured in an accident, one of the best first steps you can take is to consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer. Although it’s possible to seek benefits and compensation without a lawyer, a lawyer can often make the process less stressful, help you understand your legal rights, and ensure that you are fairly compensated.

      Below, you’ll find out about scenarios where a lawyer can help make your life easier after an injury.

      When to Get a Consultation

      The law does not require anyone to hire a lawyer in order to go to court, but in many cases having the support of a personal injury lawyer is indispensable. Most lawyers offer free consultations, so it is usually worth it to at least meet with a lawyer so you can learn more about your rights and the compensation you are entitled to.

      Serious Injuries

      If your injuries are serious enough to have a big impact on your life, contacting a lawyer for a consultation is important. With more serious injuries, compensation amounts are usually very high, which makes the settlement process more complicated. A lawyer can not only make it easier for you to understand what kinds of compensation you’re entitled to, but they can help you navigate the complexities of your case and make sure you receive the maximum settlement you deserve.

      Stressful Cases

      All personal injury cases where injuries are serious can cause a lot of stress for you and your family. Even if your injuries are less severe, simple tasks like meeting deadlines, making phone calls to insurance companies, and getting copies of medical records can be burdensome.

      When you work with a lawyer, they can alleviate many of these stressors by filling out paperwork, guiding you through the complicated legal process, and helping you keep track of deadlines. This allows you and your family the time and space you need to attend to your recovery.

      Injuries Due to Negligence

      If another party’s negligence caused your injuries, a lawyer can ensure that they are held responsible for your injuries. While physical injuries are the first thing that comes to mind in a personal injury case, mental, emotional and financial damages are just as serious. To ensure that your expenses are taken care of, a lawyer that will hold the person who caused your accident accountable is essential.

      How a Lawyer Can Benefit You

      While many people who have been injured in an accident are hesitant to contact a lawyer because of expenses or potential stress, in reality these concerns are usually not a problem.

      One of the most important roles a lawyer can play is to properly estimate your past, present and future financial needs. While estimating these numbers may be complicated for you, an experienced lawyer will have the expertise to give you accurate estimates.

      A lawyer will also be extremely helpful to you if your case goes to trial or requires mediation. While you can always choose to represent yourself, this can be a stressful process that requires extensive and time-consuming legal research.

      Lawyers are also experienced in dealing with insurance companies. While it may seem simple enough to discuss your situation with your insurance company, more than likely you will receive a settlement that is less than the amount you’ll need. Your lawyer will have the expertise to negotiate with insurance companies and get you the right amount of compensation.

      Finally, a lawyer has access to experts and other resources that will bolster your case. Expert testimony is part of nearly every personal injury case and is one of the most important types of evidence. Your lawyer has connections to many experts whose testimonies will make it more likely for you to win your case and can even improve the amount of compensation you receive.

      Understanding Payment Options

      If you’re worried about how you’ll pay your lawyer, it’s important to know that most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not pay them unless they win your case, in which case payment is usually around 30% of your settlement amount. Make sure to ask about your lawyer’s fee structure during your consultation and, if you hire a lawyer, always get the fee agreement in writing.

      Now that you know more about when a personal injury lawyer can help you, learn more by downloading our free personal injury recovery kit or book a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer today.

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