5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

You’ve just been in a car accident or had a nasty fall on public property. Where do you turn to ensure that your medical costs are covered and that you have appropriate compensation for your injuries?

Personal injury lawyers specialize in exactly this type of case. In addition to vehicle accidents or slip and fall incidents, personal injury attorneys handle medical malpractice, wrongful death, and pedestrian injuries. If you or a loved one has been severely injured due to the negligence of another, a personal injury lawyer can provide the support and expertise you need to ensure that your losses are fully compensated.

It can absolutely be intimidating to approach a law firm, and many clients start out quite hesitant and unsure. However, choosing to work with a personal injury attorney can dramatically improve your outlook in the long term as you deal with the lingering consequences of your injury.

But how exactly does a personal injury attorney help? There are a multitude of reasons to choose a personal injury attorney to represent you, but consider these reasons at the top of your list if you are unsure.

5 Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

1. A personal injury lawyer can negotiate settlements or prosecute your case in court.

Insurers have a reputation for trying to settle a case rapidly for the lowest amount possible, so it’s important to seek a personal injury attorney who has extensive trial experience as well. A trial lawyer will present a very different challenge to the insurer than an attorney who is known to simply seek a settlement in order to close the case.

2. A personal injury attorney can prove liability.

While the facts of the case may seem obvious to you, the real challenge is proving the facts of the case to a judge and jury who weren’t there. In addition, proving liability can be extremely technical and challenging depending on the type of case. A personal injury lawyer has years of experience investigating and proving who is at fault in a case.

3. A personal injury lawyer objectively assesses your case.

Depending on your personality and tendencies, it can be easy to over or underestimate your damages and the long-term effects of your injuries. Rather than assuming your case isn’t significant or that the insurance company is offering you a fair settlement, seek out a personal injury attorney to consult on your case and assess your real damages.

4. A personal injury attorney supports you through each step of your case.

The stress surrounding your injuries or the loss of a loved one can be all-consuming, and taking on the logistics of negotiations with insurance companies or opposing lawyers can be overwhelming for many accident victims. Allow us to manage your case, and pursue justice for you as you recover. Personal injury attorneys have a network of professionals who can help with everything from your case to providing counseling and support to you through your ordeal.

5. A personal injury attorney typically works on contingency.

Recovering from catastrophic injuries often requires significant time off work, long hospital stays, rehabilitation, frequent medical appointments, and dramatic changes to your lifestyle. The thought of adding another expense is unthinkable with such stresses, but fortunately, a personal injury attorney understands the financial constraints. For this reason, most personal injury lawyers work on contingency, meaning they cover all costs associated with litigating and investigating your case and are only paid when you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. The financial anxieties of recovering from your accident will not be increased by working with a personal injury attorney, instead, it will reduce your financial stress.

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At Lazenby Law Firm, we care deeply about achieving justice for every client. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another, we pledge to advocate for your rights and will not rest until we have reached a satisfactory resolution. Contact us for a free consultation, and we will respond promptly to assess your case and begin the pursuit of justice.

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