Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

People who have experienced an injury due to another person’s negligent actions might realize the need to get compensated for their injuries and other expenses. But they may not immediately think they should hire an attorney.  If you’re able to file a claim yourself, you may be wondering why you should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you.

Reasons You May Want a Personal Injury Lawyer

You’ve suffered a serious injury. Were you involved in a car accident caused by another driver? Were you the victim of a careless medical professional? People who have suffered a personal injury often grapple with health issues like debilitating pain, emotional anguish, or post-traumatic stress disorder. They could find themselves struggling financially, trying to pay medical bills or get their automobile repaired while possibly missing work because they aren’t well enough to return. If you’re facing any of these problems, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney can take care of the legal and administrative issues of your case so you can focus on recovery. An attorney can also fight for damages, getting you compensated and relieving the stress of your money troubles.

You need to negotiate with an insurance company. Insurance companies act in their own self-interest. The job of a typical insurance adjuster is to pay you as little as possible.  When you hire a personal injury attorney, you can rest assured that you have your own seasoned professional in your corner. Attorneys who focus on personal injury claims deal with countless insurance companies and have extensive practice negotiating claims for victims. Before speaking extensively to an insurance company, whether it’s a company that insures you or someone else, you should check with an attorney.  Most personal injury attorneys will provide a free initial consultation.

The idea of going to court is intimidating and difficult. There is no law that says you can’t file a personal injury claim on your own and represent yourself in court. But the average person may not be very familiar with the documents they need to fill out, or the process of filing them with a clerk and getting a hearing date. They may not know the statute of limitations for filing a complaint, or they might not think to hire an expert witness to provide testimony for their medical malpractice suit. Luckily, a skilled personal injury attorney does know how to file cases, locate witnesses, and conduct hearings. Your attorney has a vast knowledge of the court rules and can guide you through every step of the trial.

You want to know you’re getting a good settlement. If you’re burning through your savings trying to pay your medical claims, fix your car, and pay other household bills, you might find yourself very dependent on a good outcome for your case. Many personal injury cases settle outside of court. If this is in your future, it’s important to have an attorney handle your settlement. Research from the Insurance Research Council (IRC) suggests that victims can get a better settlement if they hire an attorney to negotiate for them, rather than trying to do it themselves. Chances are your personal injury attorneys have already handled several settlements, so they are familiar with what an insurer will pay, or what they can ask for to cover both your economic and non-economic damages.

Talk to A Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been seriously injured, contact a personal injury attorney first. The attorneys at Udall Shumway, PLC can sit down and discuss your injury and provide their take on how you may want to handle it. Your primary focus should be on getting better, and hiring a personal injury to handle your case may help you achieve that goal.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know wishes to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney regarding Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer, or other personal injury matters, call Mesa AZ Personal Injury Attorney Clark R. Richter at 480-461-5321 or contact him at crr@udallshumway.com for a free consultation to discuss your rights and options. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.