If you have been in an accident, there are likely several different things on your mind. Having to deal with the process of your claim can be stressful when you need to tend to your injury and emotional turmoil. Depending on your case, hiring a personal injury attorney may be the best solution for you.
To help you determine if you should hire a lawyer for your case, here are 4 things personal injury attorneys can do for you:
They have experience assessing claims
If this is the first accident you’ve been in, or the first time you’ve had to consider hiring an attorney, you may not know how to proceed. A personal injury attorney will be experienced with cases that will be similar to yours. From the beginning, a lawyer can tell you if pursuing legal action is the right thing to do and will help you navigate the complex legal system to get the results you want.
They can negotiate a fair settlement
A personal injury lawyer can often help you receive a fair settlement. Usually a settlement means that the plaintiff will give up the right to sue in exchange for a payment from the defendant or an insurance company. A great lawyer can help you receive the settlement you deserve and work to resolve the case is quickly as possible.
Statute of limitations
It is important to know that there are cut-off periods of time that can terminate your ability to file a claim. Many individuals who are involved in personal injury accidents fall victim to statute of limitations. You have only a short amount of time under local, state, and federal law to file your claim and protect your rights. A lawyer will make sure your matter is processed within the timing restrictions of the legal system.
If you decide to hire a personal injury lawyer, they will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf so that you don’t have to worry about it. They know the ropes of dealing with these companies and are not confused or frightened with the legal tactics that insurance companies use, nor will a good lawyer feel pressured to settle for an amount that doesn’t seem good enough. You can rest assured knowing a good team is fighting for your rights.
The team at Gower Reddick understands that every case is unique and wants you to feel comfortable knowing you have help on your side. If you have been involved in an accident are seeking legal help with your case, contact us today to get started.