While injury-related accidents are sometimes able to be resolved by private
individuals and insurance companies, that is not always the case. And
even when it is possible to resolve an injury-causing accident without
legal representation, that doesn’t mean it’s in the victim’s
When someone is injured due to another person’s negligence, the victim
can potentially recover damages for their medical bills, pain and suffering,
loss of wages, and other hardships as a result of the injuries. Statistics
show that the best way to recover necessary damages is to hire an injury
attorney. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a lawyer if you’ve
been injured in a car accident, dog attack, or other personal injury incident:
- More substantial recovery – victims with legal representation are
proven to typically receive a better monetary recovery than those who
represent themselves. This may not be fair, but it’s the truth.
Many may argue that legal fees cause those extra recovery dollars to be
pointless, but typically victims will walk away with more even after paying
contingency fees following the resolution of their case.
- Better understanding of what it takes to win your case – injury attorneys
work to resolve claims day in and day out. That experience is irreplaceable.
Lawyers know to investigate all sources of insurance coverage and are
experts at handling those insurance companies. Typically, insurance adjusters
have a goal of paying out as little compensation as possible and use certain
tricks that only a veteran attorney would know about. The threat of litigation
is an extremely motivating factor to insurance companies, and having a
lawyer with this type of experience can assist in a quicker and fair resolution.
- Accurate case value and understanding of what’s necessary to gain
that value – personal injury lawyers and their staff members have
vast research experience and knowledge. This means they have a true understanding
of what your case is worth by considering all factors involved. Legal
staff members can assist with important aspects like medical treatment.
Consistent medical care is important to overall recovery and accurate
medical records can be a large factor in a legal claim.
The most basic reason to hire a personal injury attorney is so that they
can take care of things so you don’t have to. Your recovery is important,
so you should be able to focus on getting well without worrying about
legal issues. For more information about the process of a personal injury
case, call Jones & Swanson today for a free consultation.