1. A personal injury lawyer will know how you feel.
Serious injuries disrupt our normal lives — even when the long-term prognosis is full recovery. You have new expenses, unexpected worries, questions that need answers, and, possibly, threats to your livelihood and long-term health. Injury lawyers meet daily with people who have these concerns, people just like you. We get it. We can help.
2. A personal injury lawyer will know what you need now and in the future.
What is an injury lawyer’s job?
An injury lawyer’s job is to answer your questions, explain your options, and provide informed advice on matters like:
- how your medical treatment will be paid
- benefits available through insurance
- documenting injuries
- what to communicate to the at-fault party’s insurance company
- navigating the legal process
- how to obtain fair compensation.
3. A personal injury lawyer will know the case law for your accident and injury type.
What special knowledge and experienced should my injury lawyer have?
Injury law is specialized. Look for a personal injury lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced with your type of accident, your type of injury, and the relevant case law. The injury lawyer will apply that knowledge to the investigation of the specific circumstances of your case.
For instance, I’ve dealt with most types of accidents and injuries. But my specialty is injuries from motor vehicle accidents. I’ve handled thousands of such cases. My knowledge and experience help me develop the necessary strategy so each of my clients can obtain the maximum fair compensation from the insurer.
4. A personal injury lawyer will know what fair compensation means in terms of dollars.
Is my insurance company offering fair compensation for my injury?
You want maximum compensation for your injury. If the insurance company offers less, will you know? A personal injury lawyer will have the relevant knowledge and experience for your type of injury and accident. A personal injury lawyer will be able to determine fair compensation.
What is fair compensation for my injury?
You can’t google the answer. The job of a personal injury lawyer is to know the boundaries of fair compensation for your specific injury. A qualified personal injury lawyer will know how to obtain the maximum possible fair compensation for you.
Will I receive more compensation if I hire a personal injury lawyer?
In general, yes. Most injury lawyers work on a contingency fee — a percentage of the compensation paid. The more compensation you receive, the more the injury lawyer earns. Thus, your best interests align with the injury lawyer’s best interests. In contrast, an insurance company earns more by paying you lower compensation.
Does hiring a personal injury lawyer cost me more?
No. When injury victims hire personal injury lawyers, they generally receive larger settlements. A qualified injury lawyer will know what scientific, medical, and other personal injury experts to involve to establish the short and long-term impacts on your health and livelihood — and to prove your case. The difference in compensation may astound you.
5. A personal injury lawyer will know how to build an injury case to obtain the maximum possible fair compensation from the insurance company.
Do I have to accept the insurance company’s offer for my injury?
No. You may think the insurance company’s offer for your injury is too low. But how do you know? And how can you fight a big insurance company that has multiple lawyers and injury law experts? The answer: find a qualified injury lawyer who will level the playing field.
How can I prove my injury claim?
Consult with a qualified injury lawyer. You may need scientific, medical, and other personal injury experts to prove fault or damages from your injury. Insurance companies won’t retain these experts for you. An experienced personal injury lawyer has a team of personal injury experts and the financial resources to pay the costs up front.
Who pays when an injury lawyer uses scientific, medical, and other personal injury experts to prove my case?
When you are my client, I call personal injury experts as required to prove your motor vehicle injury case. I pay the costs of expert reports up front. I recover the costs from the at fault party’s insurer after you receive your settlement or judgement at trial.