Not convinced? Here are a few more reasons you should have a lawyer by your side!
1) A Lawyer Knows How Much Your Claim Is Worth
Most people wouldn’t know how much money they can get from their personal injury claims. Though there are some things online now that can help you, it is better to get an estimate straight from the professionals. There are so many factors to consider that make your case completely unique and so anything you look up will only give you a very vague idea about what to expect.
2) A Lawyer Will Understand The Legal Process
Okay, so you know exactly how much your personal injury settlement might be worth, but do you know how the legal process works? Unless you are pretty law savvy, you probably are very unfamiliar with all the legal involved with your case. This includes not knowing which exact legal documents need to be filled out, how to complete these forms, your statute of limitation, etc. This gap in legal knowledge could allow insurance companies or the other party to beat you out on a small legal technicality.
That aside, many of these legal documents are incredibly dense, long, and boring. In fact, they are designed by lawyers for lawyers. So save yourself some time and stress by having a personal injury lawyer ready to help you through the process.
3) A Personal Injury Claim Lawyer Will Improve Your Odds
Sometimes going against the insurance company is like preparing for battle. When you are there representing yourself, it can be as if you went into battle without armor or weapons. No matter how prepared you may be for the fight, this will put you at quite a disadvantage.
Even though you can try and negotiating your injury settlement, the insurance company knows that it possesses far more knowledge and bargaining skill to give you the lowest settlement possible. Sometimes they may even argue their way out of paying you at all. Don’t let yourself go unprepared for battle.
4) A Lawyer Is Motivated To Help You
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis which means that you will only get paid if you win your case. This is especially beneficial to you because you have someone with legal experience motivated to getting you the best settlement possible. Additionally, since your personal claim lawyer doesn’t get paid until you do, they will also be encouraged to settle your claim quickly as well too. Both factors that will benefit you as well.
5) A Personal Injury Claim Lawyer Can Take Your Case To Trial
Believe it or not, most accident injury cases will never go to trial. Why? Because a trial can be quite expensive and time consuming. If you have suffered serious injuries, chances are your personal injury case will take years to complete. Insurance companies do everything they can to avoid going to trial because it betters your chance of winning. However, a personal injury lawyer won’t fall for any of the usual tips and tricks. Just by having a lawyer, insurance companies will be more likely to try and get it over with rather than even attempt to delay the trial..