An injury in an accident can impact your life in a negative way and make day-to-day activities difficult. Also, this already overwhelming time can become even more stressful should you attempt to go through it alone.
Here are a few of the reasons why it is important to consult a personal injury attorney after an injury.
1. Spreading the Risks
Personal injury lawyers are accustomed to sharing risk with their clients. Nearly all personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee, meaning that the personal injury lawyer gets paid only when the case is won.
You want the lawyer in your case to share the risk with you. This means that the lawyer will not get paid or only get part or will get paid more based off of the result.
Personal injury attorneys are very efficient. They are accustomed to working by themselves, or in small groups using themselves and paralegals to get the result they need.
In most large law firms, there are hundreds and hundreds of partners and fleets of associates of paralegals to draw from. Business litigators in those firms often will over staff and overcharge the case, usually charging by the hour.
Get Help Proving Liability
In the accident, if the other offender is at fault and should be liable for your injuries, more often than not the other party will not claim liability. It will then fall on your shoulders to prove to the insurance companies, and potentially the courts that the offender is at fault.
A skilled attorney will have the knowledge, and experience to know what to do. They can collect statements and other evidence that can help to prove liability.
Ensure Your Claim Is Not Undervalued
Even if the offender claims fault or you are able to prove their liability, many people get settlements much lower than they are owed.
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer will have experience valuing claims similar to yours. They will take factors such as your medical bills, property damage, and time off of work into account to determine a fair settlement amount.
Also, they will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve. Hiring an attorney will ensure that you are not taken advantage of during this difficult time.
Filing a personal injury claim can be a complex legal process that requires endless legal documents to be filed within the specified statute of limitations. An attorney can be particularly beneficial here as they can take care of the legal process for you, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
The art of going through the courtroom and being able to litigate a case from beginning to end and try the case, if necessary, is not limited to a specific facts scenario.
Personal injury lawyers are accustomed to trying the case at trial, in front of a judge or jury. A personal injury attorney has experience doing this and will best represent your case.
Contact us to get your personal injury attorney.