If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you may be wondering, “Do I need an attorney?”
While you can certainly go after a personal injury claim yourself, unless you know personal injury laws inside and out, it could do more harm than good. There’s an old adage in law: “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client”.
Below, we look at why an experienced attorney is the best place to go for personal injury resolution.
Attorneys Know How to Protect Your Rights
If you’ve never before been involved in a personal injury case, you likely have no clue how the legal system works. If you’re not familiar with your rights, there’s every likelihood the at-fault party or their insurer will take advantage of you. An experienced attorney can help fight for the best possible outcome for you.
Attorneys Know the Law
What you don’t know may hurt you. There are very important statutes of limitations and other rules you need to be aware of and that you need to follow when pursuing your claim. Each state has different limitations and regulations. Your attorney will know your state’s laws and how to help you.
Assistance with the Insurance Providers
When you’ve suffered a personal injury, not only do you have to deal with the negligent party’s insurance provider, but you also have to work with your own insurance provider. Sometimes, neither are on your side and finding the best outcome can be a treacherous journey for those unfamiliar with the legal terrain. You need someone to fight for you. A personal injury lawyer knows how to negotiate with insurers on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Building your Case
One of the most important parts of a personal injury case is the ability to demonstrate negligence. Experienced lawyers know how to collect the necessary evidence and present in a way to support your case.
Let your Attorney Fight for You
If you do want to file a personal injury claim, you may well be suffering from serious physical injuries. What’s more, you could be facing financial hardship if you’re unable to work and still need to cover costly medical bills. It’s a great deal of stress and trying to seek compensation alone only adds to your stress.
The right lawyers, however, can take that burden away from you and deal with everything from medical records and collecting bills to dealing with the relevant insurers for you. By doing this and keeping you informed every step of the way, you can concentrate on the most important thing – your recovery.
Legal Fees – No Upfront Costs to You
It’s only natural to worry about legal fees. But, if your personal injury claim isn’t handled properly, you risk footing a lot of expenses all on your own. You might find you end up paying for health care that should have been covered by your insurance company. But without the right knowledge and experience with personal injury claims, you may not know just how much compensation you should rightfully receive.
A personal injury attorney can help you properly understand what benefits your coverage provides and help get you the medical coverage you need. There are standards when it comes to seeking compensation, and an attorney can pursue a fair claim that works for your needs, even if the insurance company would prefer to pay you off. Many personal injury attorneys also work on a contingency basis, so you pay only once your compensation is recovered.
Don’t try to deal with a personal injury claim on your own. It’s daunting and stressful at a time when you should be concentrating on getting better.
If you have a personal injury claim, book an appointment with the skilled team at Malamut & Associates LLC today.