Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury AttorneyTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. December 31, 2018
When you’ve been injured in an accident or as the result of someone’s negligence, you may be on the fence about hiring a personal injury attorney to help you with your case. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t take on a claim alone. A personal injury attorney is critical to your case if you have suffered serious injuries. Reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer include:
Experience Assessing Claims
An experienced personal injury attorney has handled hundreds of cases just like yours. They are in the best position to assess how much your claim might be worth and the appropriate steps to take.
No Fees if You Don’t Recover
Because most personal injury cases are based on a contingency fee arrangement, you don’t have to pay the attorney any fees if you don’t recover damages in your case. If you do win, fees and costs would come out of the settlement amount.
Being injured in an accident can be stressful, and you may not always be in the right frame of mind to handle your claim alone. An attorney can take an objective look at your case and make decisions based on facts and not emotions, thereby helping to help pursue the maximum compensation.
Gathering together medical records, medical files, police records, and dealing with insurance companies can take a lot of time. If you put your trust in a personal injury attorney to handle the details, you can save yourself some time and hassle.
Experience with Insurance Companies
Personal injury attorneys are used to working with insurance companies. They do it every day and know the ins and outs of the system.
Fair Representation in Court
Although many cases are settled out of court, if a trial becomes necessary, a personal injury attorney can zealously represent you in court. Your attorney will work hard to obtain the best possible jury verdict in your case.
If you are going to hire an attorney, you should act quickly. Insurance companies begin asking questions immediately. Let an attorney handle those questions for you. In addition, there may be evidence that needs to preserved as soon as possible so give the attorney an opportunity to determine that up front.
If you’ve been injured as the result of someone’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact the trusted lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk online or call us at 1-800-538-4878 to schedule your free consultation.