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 best interests.
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.