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Personal injuries are never good experiences. They tend to be costly, time-consuming, and very stressful. If someone else is liable for your injuries, you may be able to alleviate some of the stress of the experience by filing a claim for compensation to help assist with the costs that come with suffering a personal injury. Often times, the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer vastly outweigh the costs of seeking legal representation.
Filing a claim for compensation is no easy task. You must consider the many layers of law involved in personal injury cases and have knowledge of the law; liability laws, defining negligence, statutes of limitation, and damage caps just to name a few. Building a case is no cakewalk either. From gathering evidence and proper documentation to finding experts to testify, conducting depositions, dealing with an insurance company and defense attorneys, and even properly filing claims paperwork – making a claim can be a very overwhelming process.
The benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer to aid in the process of handling a personal injury case can be great. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will be able to handle the process of building your case so that you can focus on your recovery.
The most common deterrent to hiring a lawyer is the extra costs that come with representation. Who wants to add on more cost to the already expensive experience of suffering a major injury? The personal injury team at TorHoerman Law understands that their clients are already weighed down with the costs from medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with personal injuries such as those that occurred from a car accident. That is why our personal injury team works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we don’t charge anything until you receive compensation for damages. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid, making us just as motivated as you are to build the strongest case possible.
There are other benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer other than an attorney’s ability to navigate the law and build a strong case.
A personal injury lawyer will be able to properly assess your situation and compare their other cases to decide the best response for you, be it filing an insurance claim, taking legal action, negotiating a settlement, or bringing your case to trial. Our firm offers free no-obligation case evaluation services. If you have a potential personal injury case, we would be happy to review it with you.
Besides an insider’s opinion on your case, your attorney also provides a secondary, objective insight into your situation. Often times, the injured party has a tendency to take the incident too personally, letting emotions get the best of their decision-making. Irrational actions can cause a world of problems for a personal injury claim. Your attorney will guide you towards the best possible response and actions, which will be most beneficial for you in the long-run.
Over time, a personal injury attorney makes connections to a system of experts and creates a network of credible professionals in a variety of fields. These connections will benefit you immensely when the time comes to find experts to testify on your behalf, which is common in personal injury cases.
If the defense has legal representation, you are at a huge disadvantage unless you have a lawyer, yourself. The defense attorney will take advantage of even the smallest mistakes you make and can push to have your case dismissed for a variety of reasons. Even if you don’t make mistakes and have a strong case, a good defense lawyer will work to coax you into a smaller settlement than you deserve or even push you into a trial that they believe will not produce a favorable outcome for you. Your personal injury lawyer will ensure that no misguided steps are taken and that you receive the full value of compensation for damages.
So, while hiring an attorney may seem like more work and more costs, this is not really true. Our personal injury team is free until your case is won because we work on a contingency basis. Our team is always at your disposal. We are here to walk you through the process of getting you the compensation you deserve and answer any questions you have along the way.
If you believe you have a personal injury case, contact TorHoerman Law at any time. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys will be happy to advise you through our free no-obligation case evaluation process.
In our opinion, it is worth it to hire a personal injury attorney. Of course, our opinion may be a bit biased, but the benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney absolutely outweigh any of the costs. Personal injury attorneys are educated to navigate the complexities of the civil litigation process in order to maximize the potential for success in a personal injury lawsuit.
In short, yes you can represent yourself in a personal injury case. If it’s a minor incident where the case primarily consists of dealing with the insurance company, you may be able to handle your own case. However, the complexities of the legal system make self-representation in more serious matters almost entirely elite. Whether it is our firm or another, we strongly advise seeking legal representation if you want full compensation for the losses you incurred as a result of your personal injury.
If you suffered an injury because of another party’s actions, and that injury causes you loss, then you may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit and you should absolutely contact a personal injury lawyer. At TorHoerman Law, our initial consultations are free of charge and no-obligation. You have nothing to lose by contacting a member of our personal injury team.
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I love that you talked about how the personal injury attorney can make connections to a system of experts. When my mom got hurt at her job, we weren’t sure where or to whom to turn for help. What you said about having credible professionals in many fields who can testify on your behalf was very interesting to me.
Posted by Khorae Olivier on Tue Jan 30 2018 12:45pm
My husband and I were recently in an accident and had to go to the hospital because of it. We’ll be fine, but we were injured and have a number of bills we need help paying. So I like how you say that a personal injury attorney will have made connections to credible professionals and experts in the field, so you’ll be able to have help from them as well. We’ll have to find a well-connected personal injury attorney like that to help us with our case.
Posted by Amanda Drew on Wed Feb 14 2018 2:21pm
Amanda, I’m so sorry to hear that! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Posted by Lindsey Andrews on Wed Feb 14 2018 2:28pm
I’m glad you talked about how a professional attorney will make connections while working with you that will benefit you immensely when they testify on your behalf. My uncle is looking to hire a professional from a personal injury law firm but wants to spend his money wisely. I’ll be sure to talk to him about hiring a professional who really knows how to make connections.
Posted by Kyle Wayne on Mon Feb 26 2018 5:10pm
It was really nice how you pointed out that by having an attorney to stand beside me, I can be sure that there’s someone who will guide me so that I know the best possible actions and responses to make the case a success. Knowing this was a good thing, especially for me because I am aware that I am the type of person who can easily get carried away by her emotions. I will be sure to keep this tip in mind for if I time comes that I am involved in an accident. Thank you!
Posted by Celestia Stratheimer on Mon Feb 26 2018 7:26pm
I have been interested in anything related to the law these days, and now, I am focused on the field of personal injury. It was great how you pointed out that hiring PI lawyers were important because they will be able to assess the situation of their clients, compare it their previous cases, and decide on the best course of action to ensure that the case becomes a success. Normal people do not know that. I will keep this in mind and make more research as it seems interesting. Thank you!
Posted by Tammy Houston on Tue Mar 6 2018 6:27pm
My sister was recently in a car accident that left her seriously injured, and she’s looking to hire a lawyer to help her build a case. Your article had some great points about the benefits of a personal injury lawyer, and I especially liked your point that a lawyer can focus on the process of building a case so their client has time to heal from their injury. Thanks for the great article, I’ll be sure to pass this information about hiring a personal injury lawyer onto my sister.
Posted by Jocelyn McDonald on Fri May 25 2018 11:08am
It’s interesting to learn that personal injury attorneys do not charge their clients upfront but rather win on the case first before seeking for charges. That is, in fact, a good service that you can rely on because they will make sure that they will do everything they can to win the case and get paid for services. If something happens to me and I got injured in the workplace, I wouldn’t hesitate in hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to help me win the case so I get the compensation that I deserve.
Posted by Candice Eisenhower on Sat Jul 21 2018 5:05am
My favorite part of the article is the part that discusses how the advantages of hiring a personal injury lawyer can benefit you. This is because they can make connections to a system of experts as well as creating a network of professionals in a wide variety of fields that they can turn to when they need advice and can help your case in the long run.
Posted by Adrian Jones on Fri Feb 15 2019 7:10pm
My sister was injured by a distracted driver while she was taking a walk. I told her she should hire a lawyer, but she is not sure if she should. I will have to tell her what you said about they can help with gathering evidence and finding expert witnesses if her case ends up in court.
Posted by Callie Marie on Thu Mar 14 2019 9:35pm
I love what you said about attorneys that make connections with a system of experts. I believe that contacting a car accident attorney is a great idea. If I were to need such services, I would look for the best injury attorney available.
Posted by Sam Li on Wed Mar 27 2019 4:22pm
I find it worrying when you said that filing for a personal injury case would take a lot of effort since one has to gather evidence through proper documentation, conducting depositions, and dealing with adjusters. When you said this, this convinced me to look for a legal office to ask for help from tomorrow for my cousin who got his arm in a sling because his manager pushed him too hard at work. Doing this will help her get enough money from his manager, employer, and insurance provider.
Posted by Tim Yaotome on Wed Mar 27 2019 8:29pm
It’s great that you elaborated on the fact that a personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation by helping file insurance claims or settlement negotiations. Personally, I believe that having a lawyer on your side is the best thing for anyone in a hard legal situation. Thanks for helping me understand all the ways that a lawyer can help with personal injury cases.
Posted by Amy Winters on Fri Oct 4 2019 3:00pm
You’re welcome, Amy. Glad you found the information helpful!
Posted by Jordan Terry on Tue Oct 8 2019 11:26am
I like how you point out that filing a personal injury claim is a complicated process, and hiring a personal injury attorney can help guide you through it. My brother recently got injured and I want to help him find a good attorney to help with his claim. I’m going to search for a good personal injury lawyer in my area.
Posted by Jacob Brown on Mon Nov 18 2019 2:33pm
Glad you found the article useful, Jacob. We hope your brother is doing alright. When searching for personal injury representation, be sure that you look for an attorney who has experience with personal injury accidents similar to your brother’s accident – it is completely acceptable to ask the attorney during the initial consultation whether he or she has dealt with a similar case.
Posted by Jordan Terry on Tue Nov 19 2019 2:07pm
My brother and I were in an accident while he was driving me to school this morning, and we want to get the best help for when we need to go to court for a compensation case. I love that you mentioned that personal injury lawyer will be able to create a network of professionals who will be beneficial when you testify. I will be sure to consider hiring one, so we could get the help that we will need.
Posted by jack stiles on Wed Dec 11 2019 2:34pm
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