When you or someone you love gets hurt in an accident, it’s not unusual for many people to ask you if you plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit. As you make a decision about what you plan on doing to collect damages to cover your medical bills and pain and suffering, here are some important things to consider.
After an accident, the insurance representative from the other side will likely contact you in an effort to collect your “version” of what happened. They may even offer you a financial settlement in lieu of filing your lawsuit. Don’t accept it before speaking with a qualified lawyer who can evaluate your case.
There are several reasons to consider hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. The first is that your lawyer can deal directly with the insurance companies from the start. This way, you won’t reveal anything that can hurt your case and your lawyer can be the one fighting the legal and financial battles. Your lawyer will be able to place a value on your injuries in an effort to negotiate a substantial and fair settlement on your behalf.
The truth is, if you feel you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, then you will benefit from the experienced representation of a knowledgeable attorney. A good lawyer will collect all the evidence relating to your accident and thoroughly investigate what happened. The lawyer should interview all witnesses and review all videos and photographs as well as police and medical reports.
Additionally, there are many complex documents and deadlines associated with filing them in personal injury lawsuits. A skilled and successful personal injury lawyer will make sure all “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed in your case.
Perhaps one of the best reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you after an accident is that they can give you peace of mind. People want to know: what’s my accident case worth?
While there is no specific answer to this question – no lawyer can put a price tag on a personal injury lawsuit – a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney at Team Law can use past cases as indicators for value purposes. Based on your injuries and medical needs – past, present and future – as well as the likelihood of you being able to work, your Team Law personal injury attorney can evaluate your case fairly.
At Team Law, our attorneys will negotiate tirelessly with insurance representatives on your behalf. However, we aren’t afraid to take your case to court in an effort to win maximum damages for you and your family. Contact us today for a free consultation about your injuries.