Why you should be represented by an attorney if you are injured.
Whether injured at work or in a car accident, one needs to contact an attorney. If not, the injured party will struggle to pay bills and regain his or her financial footing. While true, it’s easy to forget this, especially when dealing with other lawyers and companies. However, while it’s easy to be lazy, it’s not wise. Here are four reasons why a person needs to hire a lawyer if he or she is injured:
1. Know your rights: Whether injured in a car accident or on the job site, the injured person will want to know his or her rights. All-too-often, victims think the insurance company has their best interests in mind. Nothing could be further from the truth as the other party will want to avoid paying out money in a lawsuit. While it’s often easier in the beginning to sign a form and receive some compensation, one must first know their rights if they want to proceed wisely.
2. Know the true value of any settlement: When another party is guilty, they will often want to throw money at the problem. Obviously, the other party will want to shell out as little cash as possible. Sadly, every day, people are injured and don’t receive enough compensation to make up for the pain and unnecessary suffering. On the other hand, when working with a qualified attorney, one can understand the true value of any settlement. Then, when walking into court or dealing with the insurance company, one will walk away with more money.
3. Top-dollar: Once a person knows the value of their potential settlement, they can obtain top-dollar from the other party. Whether settling out of court or rolling the dice with a judge and jury, a person will help their cause when hiring a well-qualified attorney. On the other hand, the average person will struggle to sit down and negotiate the best settlement as he or she is probably not well-versed in dealing with insurance companies and attorneys.
4. A shoulder to lean on: Believe it or not, an attorney can also help a person relieve some stress. As mentioned, when walking into court and dealing with an insurance company, one will experience severe anxiety. To avoid this, a person needs to hire a lawyer who acts as both legal counsel and someone to talk to.
When dealing with an injury claim, one needs to hire a lawyer if they want to receive top-dollar for their pain.
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