No one expects to suffer from a severe injury, especially when that injury is caused by someone else’s negligence. After suffering an injury, you need to focus on healing and getting better. A personal injury lawyer focuses on helping you financially recover from your accident. Damages can cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring/disfigurement, etc. Working with a trusted personal injury lawyer can help you in these tough situations. Continue reading for 3 benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney.
#1: Their Knowledge and Expertise
Personal injury lawyers are experts in cases that involve accidents or illnesses that are caused by someone’s negligence. These cases include car accidents, pedestrian accidents, product defects, slip & falls, wrongful death, brain injury, dangerous or defective products, and more. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to use their extensive knowledge to win your case. In this type of injury claim, your lawyer will gather all the evidence available, locate available insurance, interview potential witnesses, review your medical records, gather your medical bills and lost wages, and consult with experts to prove your injuries and the responsible party’s liability.
#2: They Can Save You Time And Money
Many people think that a lawyer could end up being extremely expensive, so decide to try to navigate the legal system on their own. Personal injury cases can be time consuming and confusing. Trying to negotiate a settlement and file a legal claim can be a daunting journey to take while you are still recovering from your accident. It would take much more time, money, and pain to take your case on yourself against the insurance company rather than hiring a trusted personal injury lawyer to advocate for you. A personal injury lawyer can take on your claim on your behalf so you can focus on healing.
#3: Maximizing the Value of Your Claim
Typically two types of damages are sought in personal injury claims; economic and non-economic. Economic damages are tangible losses, including medical bills, future medical expenses, and loss of income. Non-economic damages are intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. For non-lawyers, it can be difficult figuring out how much a personal injury claim is worth. If you try to represent yourself in your claim, insurance companies will take advantage of you and often they will offer you a fraction of what your case is worth. An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to value your claim correctly and will take into consideration all of the ways your accident has affected you and your family and account for the way your life is different as a result of someone else’s negligence.
A personal injury lawyer will advocate and fight for you to receive compensation and closure from your accident. These horrible incidents can be very painful to go through, so having a trusted lawyer can help you heal and recover.
If you’re in need of a personal injury attorney, contact us at Glass & Robson. With our three decades of combined experience, and tens of millions of dollars of recoveries for our clients, our attorneys can help you get the full value of your loss. We’re here to get you back on your feet. Give us a call today to get started.