If you’ve been injured and are researching whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer for your injury claim, this article will answer some questions or concerns you may have. If we don’t cover everything you want to know in this article, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions regarding Personal Injury law. Here are 4 benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent your injury claim:
1. Correct Value Of Your Claim
Personal Injury claims are notoriously complicated when it comes to assessing the true value of a claim. There are many variables to consider, and it is in the best interest of the insurance company to pay you as little as possible. This is obviously not in your best interest. Working with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney can ensure that your claim is being properly evaluated.
When claims are represented by a Personal Injury Lawyer, the settlements are typically higher than if you went at it alone. The insurance attorney works for you, whereas the insurance adjuster works for the insurance company. Your lawyer will help you calculate the total damages that you have incurred as a result of your personal injury.
Damages that can be paid in personal injury claims can be:
- Loss of income due to your injury causing an inability to work
- Permanent injuries, impairments, and/or disabilities
- Medical expenses
- Emotional distress, PTSD, pain, and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Long-term or permanent changes to your lifestyle
- Other expenses incurred as a direct result of your accident resulting in personal injury
2. Legal Knowledge and Negotiation
Personal Injury Attorneys are educated in matters of Personal Injury law and have experience handling injury claims and negotiating with insurance adjusters. Insurance Adjusters work for the insurance company, not for you. You don’t know if your claim is being properly assessed and fairly settled.
We’ve seen far too many claims where Insurance Adjusters aggressively attempt to persuade policyholders to sign on the dotted line and settle their claims for less than what they are rightfully owed. Odds are, Insurance Adjusters understand the law more than you because it is their job to know it. It is not your job to know the law – but it is our job.
You’ve already been a victim once. Don’t be a victim again by settling your case for less than what is truly fair to you. A personal injury lawyer will work for you and negotiate on your behalf to prove the true value of your claim (as referenced in the bullet list in properly assessing your claim).
3. Access To Resources and Information
While the internet can be a great tool for information (like this article), Personal Injury law is far too nuanced, especially considering there are many case types that fall under Personal Injury law, such as:
- Slips and falls
- Premises liability
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Domestic violence
- Workplace incidents
- Dog bites
- And more
Personal Injury law can also vary by the state in which the injury took place. That is why we recommend working with a Personal Injury Lawyer licensed to practice in your state when you have been injured in an accident or a deliberate attack. You should work with a Personal Injury Lawyer who can properly defend you, instead of having to defend yourself.
4. Expediting and Settling Your Claim
Many times, claims don’t even go to court, but that doesn’t mean you should wait to work with a Personal Injury Lawyer when you feel you need to sue your insurance company. Insurance Lawyers can be hired from the very beginning, even before you file your claim. This is recommended as you can avoid many pitfalls, mitigate mistakes, and get the proper care you require during your journey of recovery while we work to get you a fair settlement.
If it becomes necessary, we will take your insurance company to court, but we will work to make sure your claim is settled and paid as quickly and fairly as possible so you can put your injury and your claim behind you for good.
If you have any more questions regarding Personal Injury law, you can call our team at 812-777-5677 for a free, no-obligation case review. We have offices in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.