Published: March 1, 2017
Do I need a Personal Injury Lawyer to help handle my case?
Hiring an attorney to help you with your personal injury claim can save you a lot of headaches. Below are just a few of the things that an attorney can help you with in resolving your case.
1) Preserving your right to compensation: In every personal injury claim there are certain deadlines and steps that must be met in order to preserve your claim. Not meeting these deadlines and not following these steps can result in you losing your right to compensation. An experienced attorney can help you navigate through those steps to preserve your claim.
2) Evaluating your claim to maximize compensation: Speaking with an attorney about your accident or case is a good way to ensure that you are recovering everything you deserve. It is important to evaluate each claim independently to find the strengths and weaknesses. Having an attorney who is experienced in this area evaluate your claim is key. Most personal injury claims can become very complex and many will hinge on the specific facts of your case.
Insurance companies are involved in the majority of personal injury cases. The insurance companies' job is to minimize the amount they pay out to the victims and still resolve the claim. Having an experienced personal injury attorney representing your interests with the insurance company is key in fighting many of the tactics they implement. Many insurance companies will focus solely on the negative aspects of your claim when dealing with you to try to minimize the amount they may have to pay out in the case. If you have been injured and you feel that the insurance company is not offering a fair amount of compensation then think about consulting with an attorney to help evaluate your claim.
3) Negotiating your claim: Once you have hired a personal injury attorney they will represent you in all aspects of the claim. They will take over all communications with the other party and any insurance representatives. Your attorney will work with you to help develop all of the facts of your case and will help communicate any demands to the other party. Many times the insurance companies offer very low settlement amounts when starting out. In many cases these figures are not enough to cover the medical expenses that have been incurred. Having an attorney who is familiar with the law and the specific facts of your case can be helpful in raising these amounts to levels where the victims can feel compensated.
Common types of personal injury claims include:
Setting Up a Consultation Can Be Very Simple
If you feel that you have been injured by another party and there was something they should have done to prevent it, then call us today to discuss your case. We do not charge any consultation fees for car accident, truck accidents, or any other personal injury cases. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not charge any fees unless you recover money for your claim.
The attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm pride themselves on providing their clients with a more personal service than some of the other firms you see advertised. They will take the time to meet with you and speak with you directly to learn about your case. Once they have heard all of the facts, they can help you determine what the best way to proceed is.