Following a car accident, it is normal to wonder if it is worth hiring a lawyer to represent you. While there is no right or wrong answer, highlighting the benefits of working with a law firm can help you make a decision that makes sense for your case.
Five Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Car Accident Case
While you are not obligated to work with a lawyer, here are a few benefits of having a lawyer represent you after your car accident.
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Lawyers Understand the Legal Process
As an average person, you may be unfamiliar with the legal process surrounding personal injury cases. This can put you at a disadvantage and even jeopardize the outcome of your case. On the other hand, lawyers are familiar with the legalities surrounding car accident cases, and they know which documents to file and when, how to properly complete them, how to communicate with all parties involved, and they have extensive knowledge of the statute of limitations and the amount of time in which you can file a claim.
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Lawyers Can Stand up to Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are not always willing to pay fair compensation, even when there is evidence to support the liability placed upon their policyholder. Thus, when you represent yourself, they will not hesitate to use their bargaining power and knowledge to persuade you to accept an offer which is much less than what you may be entitled to. Lawyers understand this and can help to determine the amount of compensation you deserve based on your injuries and whatever future treatment you may require. They do this by investigating the accident and determining how the liable party caused your injuries, whether it is by drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, et cetera.
Lawyers Can Explain Complex Legal Terms so You Can Make the Best Decision
The physical and psychological injuries you experience following a car accident can cloud your judgment and hinder your ability to make objective decisions. However, when you hire a car accident lawyer, they can offer guidance that can help you make the best decisions surrounding your case.
Such information may include the statute of limitations in your state, other state laws, and the regulations surrounding personal injury claims. A lawyer can also help you make better decisions by explaining your rights, presenting you with legal options, and simplifying complicated terminologies and processes.
Hiring a Lawyer Can Help You Focus on Your Recovery
When you hire a personal injury lawyer, instead of burdening yourself with research and other legal processes, you can focus on your recovery. Sometimes, car accidents result in intense physical injuries, emotional trauma, or post-traumatic stress that can make following up on personal injury claims stressful. But when you hire a lawyer, they will handle every aspect of your claim, including any complication that may arise, giving you the peace of mind needed to focus on your health.
Lawyers Can Take Your Case to Trial and Provide Support
If all attempts at settling the case fail, your lawyer may be able to take the case to trial. The possibility of going to trial can motivate the insurance company to make an equitable settlement offer since trials can be expensive and drawn-out, an experience all the parties involved may wish to avoid.
Another benefit of working with a lawyer is that you may be eligible to have your case reviewed and settled without paying anything out-of-pocket. Several personal injury law firms offer free consultation and operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning they do not charge clients anything until they recover compensation.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Is at Your Service
According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) over 2 million people are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. If you are a victim of an accident, we hope the benefits of working with a law firm that we have outlined will help you determine if getting a lawyer for a car accident is beneficial to you.
When you decide, the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will be ready to work for you and help fight for compensation on your behalf. Take advantage of our 24/7 availability and contact us today at (404) 888-8888 to discuss your case with a member of our team in a free consultation.