Why Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident is a Must
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, you are probably wondering: How can a personal injury attorney help me? The short answer is that an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you and your family may need.
In a personal injury, traffic accident, or workers compensation case, the other party may pressure you to sign legal documents. You may sign those documents and lose your legal rights. You may be pressured into settling for far too little money.
The average citizen can’t keep up with the complexities of personal injury. You may not be ready to calculate the full costs of a personal injury. The immediate medical bills and lost wages might be easy to calculate. The long-term costs of rehabilitation, pain medication, vocational training, and other medical costs are hard to gauge. If you do this on your own, you may end up settling for far less money than you deserve.
If you are acting on behalf of a family member who died, the situation is even more difficult to handle. Your emotional distress may even be exploited by the responsible party. Even if that doesn’t happen, they or their insurer will be working to minimize their costs.
A personal injury attorney can help build your case by interviewing witnesses, securing copies of video footage, and arranging other investigations. You can do some of that work yourself, but not all of it. Further, many personal injury firms pay for this work themselves and recover that cost if they win. If you are on your own, you must pay for accident reconstruction, inspections, and other costs.
If you suffered a serious injury through someone else’s negligence, you need to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney.