Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney? That’s a question most people ask themselves if they’re hurt in an accident. When you’re suffering after a personal injury, you might wonder what a personal injury lawyer can do for you. In most cases, having an attorney can significantly improve the outcome in the case. Our personal injury attorneys explain if it’s worth hiring an attorney.
Is It Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
Attorneys know how to pursue all types of compensation and with their experience and legal strategies, they can optimize the approach to your case and avoid procedural missteps. An attorney provides expert management of the case-building process, and they give reliable advice about decision making that occurs in the case.
In cases with only minor injuries, that are easily settled through insurance without a dispute, an attorney may not be necessary. However, in all other cases, it is worth hiring a personal injury attorney.
Are Injury Lawyers Worth It?
Personal injury lawyers are worth it because they maximize your settlement. They have knowledge and experience about personal injury law that most people aren’t aware of. With their expertise, the victim often receives much more than they would have by trying to manage the case on their own. In addition, the attorney handles legal pleadings and case preparation efficiently on behalf of the victim. In nearly all cases, injury lawyers are worth it.
Why Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
You should hire an injury attorney to ensure that your case is handled appropriately. When you need to get full compensation, an attorney has the qualifications that you need to win what you deserve. They work quickly and with precision to do what’s needed on your behalf.
Reaching the right result in a personal injury case takes a wide range of knowledge and skills. A qualified injury attorney has years of experience putting their skills to work. Ultimately, you should hire a personal injury attorney to ensure that you get the case result that you deserve.
Here are several scenarios where an attorney benefits their client:
Example 1 – A personal injury victim doesn’t know where to begin to file their claim. The attorney prepares a summons and a complaint for the client. The complaint details the legal causes of action and the relief that the victim demands. An attorney files the case in court and serves the other side with the claim. The attorney then continues to work on behalf of the victim to pursue the case and fair compensation for their client.
Example 2 – The personal injury victim wants to file a claim for compensation. However, they aren’t aware that they can claim compensation for pain and suffering. When they decide to work with an attorney, they learn that the value of their case is much higher than they previously thought. On their behalf, the attorney includes a demand for pain and suffering compensation, along with the other claims for relief.
Example 3 – When the plaintiff files a claim for compensation, the defendant responds by pleading contributory negligence. The plaintiff doesn’t know how to respond. Not only does the attorney prepare the appropriate responsive pleading, but they also develop the evidence to refute the arguments from the other side.
Example 4 – During the trial, the defense objects to the admission of a piece of evidence. The defense says that the rules of evidence that the victim wants to use to admit the evidence don’t apply. However, the victim’s attorney knows the rules of evidence thoroughly, and they point out to the court the applicable rules and how they allow the court to receive the item into evidence. The court agrees to allow the plaintiff to admit the valuable piece of evidence.
Example 5 – The defense has offered a settlement agreement. The plaintiff doesn’t know whether they should accept the offer. Together, the plaintiff and their attorney discuss the pros and cons. Armed with honest, informed advice, the plaintiff can make a decision that ultimately results in the best possible outcome for their case.
How a Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Is Beneficial to Your Case
These examples are just a few reasons why it’s worth hiring an injury attorney. An attorney provides an array of benefits that may improve the outcome for the client. In some cases, the client’s compensation may be several times higher than it would be if they tried to handle their case alone. Here are some of the ways that a personal injury attorney is worth it to their client:
- Case evaluation to know the approximate value of the case and what to expect from the beginning to the end
- Expert training to identify and plead all of the possible causes of action
- Answers to legal questions at any time
- Guidance to the right medical experts to identify current and future economic damages
- Full inclusion of all categories of damages including lesser-known types of damages
- Identification and preparation of the evidence that the victim needs to win for each of the pleaded types of compensation
- Creating court documents; drafting legal documents in reply to the other side’s filings
- Access to a network of expert witnesses as needed to value losses and explain technical evidence to the jury
- Preparation for trial
- Conducting settlement negotiations with the opposing party
- Giving sound guidance, based on training and experience, about whether to settle the case
- Collection of judgment; taking legal action as necessary to ensure enforcement of the judgment
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Attorney Kyle Bachus knows first-hand how difficult it can be to suddenly lose a loved one in an accident. It’s also devastating when you or a family member suffers severe injuries that forever change your lives.
Kyle wrote this book as a resource from his personal experience for families who have suffered a traumatic loss.