Suffering a personal injury can be a traumatic experience — one that has long-lasting physical, mental and financial consequences.
This means that the steps you take immediately after an injury are vitally important to your future. If you’ve been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney should be one of the first steps you take.
Why is this so important? It’s simple: Without an experienced legal advocate fighting for your rights, the odds are stacked in the insurance company’s favor.
The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
When you’ve been injured in an auto collision, by a defective product or through some other negligent action, you have rights under the law. You may be entitled to compensation to help you recover, physically, mentally and financially, from the injuries you’ve sustained.
The process by which you receive such compensation, however, isn’t always straightforward. Most people have little or no experience negotiating with insurance companies.
This means that if you attempt to seek compensation for your injury without help from an attorney, you are likely starting from a seriously disadvantaged position.
The insurance company has experienced investigators and negotiators – and a financial incentive to get you to settle for as little as possible. While they may express genuine concern for your well-being, they are tasked with minimizing the size of settlements.
Fighting for Your Rights
Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the best way to counter this power imbalance. The right attorney has been through this process many times, and can easily evaluate whether an insurance company’s settlement offer is reasonable.
An experienced attorney can also make an informed evaluation of your case. She knows when it makes strategic sense to settle, and when to push forward toward a trial.
The right attorney can also make your case much stronger by investigating the incident and establishing liability, while you recover from your injury.
Additionally, some injury situations are more complex — those involving Worker’s Compensation, for example. These cases may hinge on the status of contractors, building ownership or other issues. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the process so you can make the most informed decision.
You should also understand that hiring a personal injury attorney will typically not cost you anything out-of-pocket, as most firms work on a contingency basis.
You Deserve a Caring, Conscientious Legal Advocate Who Fights For You
At Brickley Law, your recovery is our first priority. If you’ve been injured in an accident, we’ll fight to help ensure you receive all the compensation to which you’re entitled.
Contact us today for a free consultation, and we’ll help set you on the road to recovery.