Do You Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Being injured in an accident due to someone else’s failure can completely change your life. You may find yourself facing a pile of bills and an uncertain future. Put your mind at ease by hiring a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer 

Make the Deadlines

When you have been injured, you will want to hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can because time can be important in these situations. The law only gives you a certain amount of time to file a claim, and evidence can be altered or disappear. The sooner you speak to an attorney, the better case that attorney can build on your behalf.

Your attorney will answer all of your questions and explain the process. Then the attorney will get started on your case, ensuring that you will receive appropriate compensation for the losses you have suffered due to your injury.

Gather Evidence

Your experienced legal team knows what kind of evidence will be needed to prove your case against the negligent party. It is your team’s responsibility to prove that the other party was at fault for the injury and that you have experienced losses as a result. Your legal representatives will give you clear instructions about how to gather any documentation or records you will need to do this.

Your lawyer may also complete an investigation that may involve taking pictures of where the incident occurred and talking to witnesses who were present when you were injured or can testify to negligent or harmful behavior from the other party.

Pay Medical Expenses

Costs for medical treatment can be exceptionally high, even if you have health insurance coverage. When you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, the law says that the other party must be responsible for the medical bills you incur due to the injury. There are many different types of medical care you may have needed after your injury. You likely needed more than one type. The law states that you can get compensation for them all.

Hospitalization is expensive and adds up quickly. If you’ve had to spend any time in the hospital recovering from your injuries, or if you had to be taken to the emergency room when the incident occurred, you probably owe a lot of money to the hospital. You may also have bills from doctor’s visits and care from specialists as well as testing and in-office treatments. Treatment for an injury may have to continue for years, and the bills will keep coming in.

Recover Lost Income

It is common to have to miss work when you have been injured. If your work is something that requires physical activity, you could be out for a long period of time or even lose your job completely. Your lost income can mean hardship for your family. You may have trouble paying your regular bills, and you may be facing missing a car payment or a mortgage payment.

Your attorney will be able to tell you what you can expect in terms of compensation for time lost at work. It will include time lost immediately after the injury as well as future income that you are no longer able to earn. Your lawyer can guide you in acquiring and organizing the documentation you will need for showing how much income you will be losing because of the injury.

Secure Your Family’s Future

Being injured can completely change your life and the lives of your family members. Your family might have depending on a certain kind of lifestyle that can no longer be enjoyed because you have been injured. You may be worried about how you are going to pay your bills and how you are going to afford certain expenses for your family’s future like education for children and housing for your family.

You need a sharp, professional legal team on your side so you don’t have to worry about the losses or challenges that the future might bring. Instead, you can focus on healing from your injuries and learning to live the most successful life possible in spite of any changes that have occurred. Legal representation can give you the confidence and peace of mind you need to be able to know your family will be okay.

Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering

A quantitative compensation for pain and suffering can be difficult to determine, but the law does provide guidelines for what is appropriate payment for what you have endured. You may have physical pain from your injury that will last for the rest of your life. You may also have mental suffering because of traumatizing events surrounding the injury.

Your attorney will come up with a reasonable amount that you will be due for pain and suffering and will fight for your rights to be awarded that money. When someone else is responsible for your pain because of their negligence, they must compensate for that. This is true whether it was a company’s negligence in safety measures that led to your injury or if someone did something intentionally to hurt you.

Negotiate Successfully

The litigation process for a personal injury case typically begins with the negotiation of a settlement. This can be a stressful time and can involve fielding calls from insurance company representatives. Lawyers from the insurance company are going to want to talk you into settling for as little compensation as possible. Your personal injury lawyer is there to protect you from agreeing to a settlement before you understand what you are entitled to.

Lawyers for the negligent party can be tough and will use any tactic they can to save their company money. This is why you need someone on your side who is a knowledgeable, experienced negotiator and understands how to win against every move from the opposition. Your attorney knows what your settlement should look like and won’t back down until it is offered to you.

Get Professional Representation In Court

When a settlement cannot be agreed upon, personal injury cases will end up in court. In that case, you will need to be represented by a legal professional who has trial experience and is comfortable in a courtroom. Your lawyer will not give in at the idea of taking your case to court and will use experience and professional knowledge to get your side heard and understood by a judge and jury.

At Potts Law Firm we have won cases that resulted in significant compensation for our clients. That’s because we know what it takes to present a tight case and demand a fair result for the people we represent.

If you have been injured because someone else was negligent or made a bad decision that hurt you, you definitely need a personal injury lawyer. With so much at stake, you don’t want to negotiate the legal system alone. You need someone tough in your corner with experience in dealing with personal injury law. You need someone who will stand up for your rights and get justice in your case. Call us at Potts Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case. We will answer your questions and get you the legal help you deserve.