Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
Although many of us enjoy being handy around the house, there is one time when it does not pay to "do it yourself" — when you or a loved one has been injured. Rather than trying to handle a personal injury claim yourself, you should seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer for several reasons:
EXPERIENCE: By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you can take advantage of the lawyer's experience. This experience helps evaluate your case and helps determine what you are legally entitled to recover.
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: You can be sure that the wrongdoer's insurance company is going to have experienced adjustors and lawyers working against you. Often, an insurance company will delay settling claims and even deny valid claims altogether. Even when it does offer to settle the case, the settlement offer may be unfairly low. It pays to have a lawyer on your side to prevent the wrongdoer from paying you less than you deserve.
PAY ONLY IF YOU WIN: Most personal injury lawyers work for what is called a "contingent fee," which does not require money up front. Contingent fees allow injured persons with valid claims but little money to get good legal representation. Also, most contingent fee agreements provide that you only have to pay the lawyer's fee if you win.
OTHER ISSUES: In addition to the injury claim itself, your lawyer can help you resolve matters arising when someone has been injured, such as providing referrals to competent doctors and repair shops.
So if you have been injured, don't do it yourself. Seek the help of an experienced professional to insure you get what you are due.