How Can a Lawyer Help My Personal Injury Case?
October 22, 2013
If you were injured in an auto accident, after falling in a public area, due to medical malpractice or from an accident in the workplace, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit to collect damages for your losses. However, this is not an easy process, and going it alone may result in a smaller amount of compensation than you deserve. A personal injury lawsuit involves strict deadlines, paperwork, collecting evidence, negotiating with insurance companies and possibly proving your case in court. Following are some of the reasons why hiring a lawyer for your personal injury case can benefit you.
Severe injuries usually require more time off from work and higher medical bills. A lawyer’s goal is to make sure you receive the most compensation possible for your pain and suffering and to offset your losses.
Access to experts
If you are trying to prove someone else’s negligence, which is required to win a personal injury lawsuit, expert testimony may help make your case more solid. Seasoned lawyers have access to experts in automotive, medical, workplace and government industries that can work to your benefit.
Lawyers know how to collect needed evidence after an accident or incident that causes injury. They know what to take pictures of, what information to collect and how to record evidence for use in negotiations or court. This knowledge is gained from years of experience handling similar cases.
Negotiating and insurance companies
An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to deal with insurance companies, which try to minimize your injuries and the compensation owed in order to benefit them. Your lawyer can negotiate on your behalf. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, a good lawyer also knows how to fight for you in court.
While this may seem obvious, lawyers know the law and what deadlines need to be met. While you may already be dealing with the stress of your injury, time lost from work and bills, your lawyer can make sure you file the correct paperwork and meet the strict deadlines at each step of your case.
Call our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers for a free consultation about how they can help you resolve your case.