A Guide to Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal injury claimants will find it difficult to win a case without any legal counsel. Although there are personal injury victims who are able to pursue their claims by themselves it is much better for them to hire a personal injury attorney for various reasons.
The first of which is that this attorney knows how much your claim is worth, unlike a first timer who often ends up guess working because they are drawn from different sources or from those settlement calculators that are freely accessed, and what they usually have are simply rough ideas of the value of the claim which cannot give you an accurate estimate of the final value of your settlement. You don’t simply put numbers in a settlement calculator in order for you to get a high insurance settlement. It requires a more thorough understanding of the subtleties of your specific injury case. With their substantial background experiences, personal injury attorneys will know everything from the bottom line up. This includes analyzing your injuries by putting value on your pain and suffering and understanding how the insurance company works in negotiating your accident settlement.
Other than giving you the exact value of your claim, personal injury lawyers can also help you with the legal procedures involved with litigating or mediating your claims like what legal documents to file, how to properly complete forms, and the applicable statute of limitation. Personal injury lawyers are very helpful because the understand legal procedures and they can avoid the gaps the insurance companies use so as to disqualify your claim on legal technicalities.
Again, going against the insurance company is like preparing for battle. You won’t have enough weapons to fight the insurance company if you do it alone. No matter how much you prepare yourself, you will never be a good match to put up a strong fight. This is because insurance companies are have richer resources because they are very resourceful.
And because they will only get paid if you get an insurance payoff, this is enough motivation for them to get you paid adequately either by cordial compensation or through a legal settlement.
The bottom line is that most injury cases never go to trial. Statistics show that most personal injury cases are settled. Statistics also show that there is a high likelihood that a jury will rule against insurance companies. Therefore having an attorney representing you shows the insurance companies that you are prepared to go to trial. This will likely motivate them to an earlier and more equitable settlement offer.