Imagine this moment: Your vehicle has spun out of control and your windshield just shattered into a thousand pieces. Before all the glass even settles, you’re thrown into a whirlwind of hospital visits, legal paperwork, calls with insurance adjusters, court hearings, etc. Sounds stressful, doesn’t it? Well, that’s why choosing to hire a personal injury attorney after a personal injury is so important.
If you have been injured due to an accident caused by someone else, you may be eligible for damages, but the process of receiving the aforementioned damages is not always easy nor straightforward. The problem we see many people face is that the law is vast and complex with many nuances so it’s not uncommon for people to get confused and overwhelmed. This is why you may want to consider having a professional help you with your case.
Not sure how to proceed? We’re here to help you determine when and why to hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for your accident-related claim.
Why You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can mean the difference between suffering months, sometimes years, of stress, paperwork, and seeing the inside of courtrooms against experienced insurance defense lawyers or the alternative, which is focusing on recovery while letting a professional handle your caseload thus increasing the likelihood that you will get a larger settlement. Most importantly, you will have peace of mind, eliminating additional tension associated with personal injuries.
If you choose not to hire a personal injury lawyer, it may still be beneficial to seek one out for a consultation. Consultations can help determine whether your case is something you can handle on your own or if you need a team supporting you. The Parrish Law Firm offers free consultations, meaning you are not financially or legally obligated to hand your case over to us unless you would like us to represent you.
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer increases the likelihood that you will walk away with the compensation you rightfully deserve. Insurance companies have large teams of lawyers that work day and night to keep them from paying you a dime. In these circumstances, it’s a good idea to assemble your own team that offers you a solid understanding of the law as well as the experience that can only come from many years of practice. So how does the Parrish Law Firm represent your interests? Well, James (“Jim”) Parrish, founder of the firm, is in a unique position. Jim worked with insurances companies in the past, so he knows the tactics they use and how to utilize that knowledge to beat them at their own game.
When Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
There isn’t a hard and fast rule for when you should hire a personal injury lawyer. If you are committed and have an understanding of the law, you may choose to handle your case yourself. However, insurance companies go to court all the time. Experience plays a great role in whether you will be able to outmaneuver the insurance legal team and if you will receive any compensation at all.
Your personal injury lawyer is a powerful resource you can rely on to help you every step of the way. They do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Personal injury accidents often leave behind both physical and emotional trauma. Many times, it is difficult to represent yourself because, as expected, you are more emotionally invested and thus are unable to be unbiased when handling your case.
It can be quite difficult to objectively fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Insurance lawyers have handled hundreds of cases just like yours and are trained to sell you on lowly settlements by making you feel cornered. Your personal injury lawyer has likely seen it all before and will be able to separate intimidation tactics from reality and will be able to represent you and your needs properly.
The right time to hire a personal injury attorney is often right after your accident has taken place. This will allow you to provide your legal team with your statement before you forget minute, but important, details. Your personal injury lawyer can also guide you on how to report your accident to the insurance agency and what information you should exclude when filing your claim.
Reasons to Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer:
- He/she has experience dealing with various types of injury claims whereas you do not know what tactics or strategies to except from the insurance companies.
- Injury lawyers often know investigators, courthouse employees and many others within their industry, which could prove to be advantageous (its not what you know, it’s who you know, right?).
- It saves you time, is less stressful and makes you feel more secure with an experienced professional providing you guidance and expertise.
- Settlements are usually higher when a seasoned personal injury lawyer is working your case.
- Injury lawyers know how to talk to the judge and jury, preventing you from say the wrong thing to make the judge or jury look at you unfavorably.
There are many advantages to hiring a personal injury lawyer. At the end of the day it is up to you to weigh the pros and cons of having an attorney by your side and make the best decision for YOU. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence and have questions, please contact us. For a free, confidential discussion about your situation, call us today at (571) 229-1800.