Why it’s Important to Seek Legal Aid: The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury or accident is never a positive experience. They tend to be costly, time-consuming, and very stressful. If you suffered from a personal injury and someone else is liable, there are options to help alleviate some of your stress and financial burden of your injury. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will help you navigate the legal system and receive proper financial compensation for your injury.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
There are a number of benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer. In short, your personal injury attorney will:
- Assess your case and file a claim
- Build your case
- Litigate your lawsuit
- Get your compensated for your injuries
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Filing a personal injury claim is not an easy task. You need to understand the legal system and have to consider the many legal processes and civil litigation steps involved in personal injury compensation claims:
and that is just to name a few.
Building a Personal Injury Case
Building a case is no cakewalk either. From gathering evidence and proper documentation, finding experts available to testify, conducting depositions, dealing with insurance companies and defense attorneys, and even properly filing claims paperwork — making a claim can be a very overwhelming process. Whether you’re suffering from a car accident, assault or battery, or another personal injury case, a personal injury lawyer can help make your situation easier.
Litigating Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Another benefit of hiring a personal injury lawyer is that they act as your legal representative in the eyes of the court. Your attorney will litigate your lawsuit for you with your interests in mind. They navigate the complexities of the litigation process and use their experience and knowledge to make a strong argument, but you are there every step of the way. You can be as involved or detached from your lawsuit as you would like, as long as you provide the necessary information to your personal injury attorney first.
Getting You Compensated For Your Injuries
Your personal injury attorney has one goal in mind, getting you fully compensated for the full costs of damages you incurred as a result of your injury or accident. With the experience and understanding of the court, your attorney is best fitted to gain compensation for you.
Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your case can make a world of difference. The right attorney will be able to handle the process of building your case to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries. This allows you to focus on your recovery while they focus on your case. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will work to:
- Analyze your injuries
- Assess your pain, suffering, and other compensatory damages and punitive damages
- Determine insurance company action and benefits
- Estimate future medical costs and needs
- Determine liability
- Gather evidence to support your legal claim
- Build a strong argument to favor your claim
- Act as your legal representative on all matter related to the courts
The benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer can be extensive. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will be able to handle the process of building your case so that you can receive full compensation, focus on your recovery, and get on with your life and past your injury.
How Can Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Save Me Money?
The most common deterrent to hiring a lawyer is the extra costs that come with representation. Who wants to take on more costs to the already expensive experience of suffering a major injury? The personal injury team at TorHoerman Law understands that clients are already weighed down with the expenses from medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with personal injuries. That is why our personal injury team works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we don’t charge our clients any fees until they have received compensation for the damages that they incurred. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid. This makes us just as motivated as you are to build the strongest case possible and see that our clients get the maximum level of compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Additional Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
There are many benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer other than an attorney’s ability to navigate the law and build a strong case.
Proper Legal Guidance
A personal injury lawyer will properly assess your situation and compare their other cases to decide the best response for you. This could mean 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.
Objective Assessment of Your Situation
Besides an insider’s opinion on your case, your attorney also provides a secondary, objective insight into your situation. Oftentimes, 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 that will be most beneficial for you in the long-run.
Add Credibility to Your Case
Over time, a personal injury attorney connects with 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. This helps build your case and gives legitimacy to your legal claims.
Your Advocate in Court
If the defense has legal representation, you are at a huge disadvantage unless you have a lawyer representing you. 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.
Working to Win
While hiring a personal injury attorney might seem like more work and more cost to you, this is not at all true. Our personal injury team works for free until your case is won because we work on a contingency basis. If we don’t help you win your case, we don’t get paid. This guarantees we are motivated to build the strongest case possible. 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.
Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
In our opinion, it is worth it to hire a personal injury attorney. 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 and personal injury settlement. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can make the difference in if you win or lose your case.
Can I Represent Myself in a Personal Injury Case?
In short, yes. You are able to represent yourself in a personal injury case. If it’s a minor incident where the case primarily consists of dealing with an insurance company, you might be able to handle your own case. However, the complexities of the legal system make self-representation in more serious matters almost entirely ill-advised. Whether it is our firm or another, we strongly advise seeking legal representation by an experienced attorney if you want full compensation for the losses you incurred as a result of your personal injury.
Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you suffered an injury because of another party’s actions, and that injury causes you to lose, then you may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit and you should absolutely contact a personal injury lawyer. At TorHoerman Law, we offer free consultations with zero obligations, and our experienced team of personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the legal process. You have nothing to lose by contacting a member of our personal injury team.
Know Who You are Hiring
Do your due diligence before hiring a personal injury attorney. As the Federal Trade Commission recommends when hiring a lawyer, know who you are hiring to represent your legal interests. Feel comfortable asking any questions you deem necessary, whether it be about fees, experience, resources, payment agreements, or any other factors that might help you determine who to hire as your personal injury lawyer.
Learn More About the Lawsuit Process:
- Personal Injury Lawsuit
- Gathering Evidence
- Assessing Damages
- What are Compensatory Damages and Punitive Damages?
- Receiving Compensation
- General Liability Guide
- Premises Liability Guide
- What is a Bellwether Trial?
- What is a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)?
- Statute of Limitations Guide
- What are the Steps in a Civil Lawsuit?