After suffering catastrophic injuries, no one wants to be troubled by a difficult legal process. Unfortunately, going through it may be the only way to not only obtain the injury settlement you need but to hold the at-fault party accountable for its negligent actions.
When you're in the throes of your recovery, you don't need to be trying to handle litigation and insurance claims. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side could make all the difference in what happens next for you and your family. Check out the top five ways a personal injury lawyer could help you through this challenging time in your life.
1. Gaining Information and Confidence
As you begin the claims process, you're likely to have many questions about what's going to happen next for your claim, how much you'll be awarded, what it costs to hire an attorney, and more. When you begin working with a personal injury lawyer, you'll have access to the answers you need, when you need them. A top personal injury lawyer will make you feel confident in your decision to move forward with your claim.
2. Determining What Caused Your Injuries
You can't win your lawsuit if you are unable to prove to the judge and jury that another party is responsible for causing your injuries. Your personal injury lawyer will be able to conduct a thorough investigation into what's happened to you so that you have the evidence you need to be successful in court and with the insurance company.
3. Figuring Out the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
Few injury victims are aware of just how much they could be awarded if they choose to pursue a civil claim. The truth is that under the law, you are entitled to be “made whole” when someone else harms you.
This means every single way your life has been affected by the incident or accident you were involved in should be taken into consideration, financially and non-financially, when trying to determine how much your claim is worth. Your personal injury lawyer will be able to ensure that no loss goes unaccounted for so that you can maximize your injury settlement.
4. Avoiding Money-Hungry Insurance Companies
In nearly every personal injury claim, you start off by filing a claim with the insurance company. There are various reasons why you may not be able to get your full repayment through the insurer.
Some insurance companies prioritize their own profits over what the victim has been through, while others are not obligated to pay out past the limits of the policyholder's policy—potentially leaving you with far less than you deserve.
When you have a personal injury lawyer representing your interests, you don't have to worry about getting taken advantage of or settling for less than your claim is worth. Your lawyer will handle all negotiations and ensure that the insurance company settles your claim fairly.
5. Getting Help with the Personal Injury Settlement Process
You should never have to settle for less than you deserve in anything in life. But when it comes to your personal injury settlement, you have a legal right to be made whole. You don't want to have to worry about how you're going to get justice.
You probably don't know whether you need to file an insurance claim, or which insurer to file your claim with, or what steps to take if the insurer won't settle or fails to settle reasonably. But your personal injury lawyer handles cases like yours every day and will be able to advocate for your rights so you can try to relax and focus on your recovery.
Learn How Else a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Have you made the decision to proceed with a civil claim against the person or persons who hurt you? If so, the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PC are here to help. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you call our office at (212) 680-4280 or complete the convenient contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.