Car Trouble? When And Why You Would Hire An Injury Lawyer

To say law is complicated would be a candidate for biggest understatement of the year. With it’s numerous loopholes, complicated jargon, and seemingly endless codes and rules, any particular aspect of law can be nearly impenetrable to those without professional training and experience.

In the case of personal injury law, the stakes can be astronomical; if you have been injured due to the neglect of someone else, you are entitled to reimbursement. However, if you don’t know the laws, it can be nearly impossible to recover any compensation. Listed below is information on why and when you would want to hire a personal injury attorney, particularly when it comes to being injured in an automobile accident. 

When To Hire An Attorney After A Vehicle Accident

Car accidents can be one of the most traumatic experiences a person can have in their lives. Even without injury, the costs associated with vehicle repair after an accident can be jaw dropping. If you aren’t at fault in an accident and one or more of the items below are applicable, it would be a good idea to at least talk to a personal injury lawyer, like from Bronson Jones & Company

  • Uninsured: If the driver of the other car isn’t insured (or an illegal alien)
  • High Costs: If the medical costs are going to exceed whatever compensation you are being promised
  • Dispute of Fault: If it isn’t clear whose fault the accident was (and if you didn’t call the police to investigate the accident)
  • Hospital Visit: If you had to go to the hospital after the accident (i.e. you had serious injuries)

Why Hire An Injury Lawyer?

Besides the common sense of having someone trained and experienced in the specific types of law you will be dealing with if you’ve been injured (personal injury and insurance law,) there are a number of overlooked benefits to going with an injury lawyer. 

  • Insurance Companies Are NOT On Your Side: Insurance companies invest a great deal of effort and resources into making sure they pay out the absolute minimum the law demands in a personal injury situation. Because of this, they will have an extensive knowledge of the laws and will know what you don’t know. They will almost always offer a lower settlement to someone not working with an attorney. Just having an attorney on your side is likely to increase the initial settlement offer. 
  • Court Experience: Given insurance companies reticence to pay out fairly for injury suits, and their knowledge of the law, it is not unlikely that any settlement offer they present will be unfair. A personal injury attorney can represent you in court to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. You don’t want to be fighting the insurance companies on your own. 
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