Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents of all kinds are stressful, but accidents that lead to injuries and were no fault of your own are much worse. Not only must you deal with healing, but you must also take care of the inconveniences, financial worries, and stressors of insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits.
That’s where a personal injury lawyer comes in. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you manage the stresses and complexities in a case and can also free up your time and energy to make it easier to help you focus on healing. Here are the four main reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer.
Avoid the hassle
There is a lot of paperwork, phone calls, and planning that go into a personal injury case. Hiring a lawyer will free up your time and remove all that hassle, therefore allowing you to focus on healing after your accident, spending time with your loved ones, and getting back to normal life.
A lawyer can help manage to collect medical records and bills, talking with doctors, fielding calls from insurance agencies, and organizing finances. An experienced attorney handles these tasks all the time and can, therefore, do so for you efficiently and effectively.
Level the field
Many people are wary of hiring an attorney after an accident because they don’t want to seem greedy or aggressive. The opposite is true. You need to hire a lawyer after an accident because you can bet that the responsible party, the negligent party’s insurance company, and even your own insurance company all have teams of lawyers working to minimize the accident and what they will have to pay.
You need an attorney representing you and your best interests to level the playing field. Even your own insurance company isn’t looking out for you, as they are not in the business of paying out claims. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side will make sure that every involved insurance company deals with you in a timely and fair manner and that your rights are protected.
Years of experience
There are complexities in even the most seemingly straightforward personal injury case that only an experienced lawyer will know how to handle. Don’t try to deal with your case all on your own when you can retain an experienced professional to not only do it for you but to do it right.
If you try and take on your case all by yourself there are tons of easy mistakes you could make out of simple inexperience. For example, when asked in court or in negotiations how you are feeling, you might respond, “I’m fine” or “I’m OK” out of polite habit. The opposing legal team can take and twist that statement to mean that you are uninjured and therefore don’t deserve compensation. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you avoid this and other common pitfalls.
Get the compensation you deserve
Finally, statistics show that hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you in your case will increase the likelihood of your compensation and the amount of your compensation.
The Insurance Research Council conducted two studies. The first, done with 6,000 people that suffered injuries in car accidents, found that victims that retained lawyers received 40% higher settlements than those that didn’t. The second study found that 85% of all insurance settlements paid for injuries were awarded to those represented by lawyers and those settlements were three times higher than the ones paid to victims without lawyers.
Your chances of getting not only compensation but the maximum possible compensation will increase when you hire a personal injury attorney. Considering the devastating effect an injury can have on your finances, getting the compensation you deserve is absolutely vital.
Ellis Injury Law
Ellis Injury Law Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have the experience, compassion, and dedication you need on your side. We strive to treat every client with respect and personal attention as we understand how lifechanging and stressful an injury can be.
We work on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t owe us a cent unless we win your case. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose and the above four reasons to gain by calling an Ellis Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today.