Why You Should Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney if You Get Injured?

by | Apr 1, 2021 | Choosing An Attorney | 0 comments

Recovering from an accident can be very stressful and challenging. Especially when you have to figure out how you’re going to pay for everything at the same time. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help relieve some of the stress and pressure dealing with insurance companies, hospitals, medical offices, and more. 

While not all personal injury accidents require an attorney, you should consider talking to a personal injury attorney here in Utah if you have:

  • You have missed work because of your injury.
  • You sustained a temporary or permanent disability due to the accident.
  • The accident resulted in the death of a loved one.
  • You suffered serious injury and are not sure how to pay for your recovery.
  • You had surgery or went to the hospital directly after the accident.

How can hiring a personal injury attorney help you?

Protected Legally

Hiring an attorney will help level the playing field. A personal injury attorney ensures you are protected and will get everything you need in a claim and case to support your recovery. You’re more likely to receive a higher compensation if you have a personal injury attorney working for you as opposed to doing everything yourself. 

Your insurance company has a team of lawyers, as does the other party’s insurance company. Both of which will work hard to minimize the damages that filing your claim will have on the insurance company. Dealing with insurance companies is often a difficult experience, even when it’s your own. During a personal injury case it’s crucial that you have someone looking out for and representing your specific needs, and has your best interests as their priority.

Insurance companies are very aware of what they can do at the negotiation table against someone who isn’t represented in a personal injury case. They may take advantage of the situation unless there is an attorney present, in which case they are forced to play fair. It’s recommended that you don’t speak to another party’s insurance company until you have consulted a lawyer. 

Knowledgeable About Your Case

When hiring a personal injury attorney, it is important to know who you are hiring. Suppose you were injured in a car accident, on a boat, or due to another individual’s negligence. These are specific accidents where a specialized personal injury attorney can help. Be aware of attorneys that advertise themselves as a general legal counsel or take a one-size-fits-all approach to personal injury law. 

If you are injured in a car accident, you should research and hire an attorney specializing in car accidents and will be hyper-focused on getting you the compensation that is owed to your specific injury and case. They will be most familiar with that area of the law and will be able to better advocate on your behalf. The right attorney will understand the ins and outs of your case and how to build the best legal strategy designed with your specific needs in mind. Don’t risk losing your case or compensation because of errors made by someone inexperienced and uninformed.

Filing Deadlines and Paperwork Compliance for your Claim

Personal injury attorneys have your best interests in mind and will support you to a full recovery by taking care of every detail of your case. In addition to encouraging you to get all the medical attention you need, a personal injury attorney will keep your claim on track by taking responsibility for all the paperwork, filing details, working with insurance companies, and conducting compensation negotiations. 

There is a fair amount of work involved in any personal injury case. It’s beneficial to have an experienced attorney on your side who understands the requirements, deadlines, and steps required to file an insurance claim, and if necessary, a lawsuit as well. 

They can help keep track and make sense of working with medical providers to ensure you receive all the necessary care to focus solely on your recovery.   

No Fees Required Upfront

A personal injury attorney will never charge you a consultation fee to discuss your case, and if you are asked to pay upfront, find a different attorney. 

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It’s common for people to be hesitant about hiring an attorney because they are unsure how they will pay for it, but personal injury attorneys are different. Working off a contingency fee, personal injury attorneys don’t take any legal costs upfront. They are paid a specific percentage fee, which is agreed upon before taking the case and is paid out of the compensation after the case is complete.

Alternatives to Court 

Hesitant about going to court because it could last years? Not all personal injury cases end up in a courtroom, and personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable about other resolution options available that are easier, quicker, and less expensive such as mediation and arbitration

Fair Compensation

Your personal injury attorney is skilled in the art of negotiation and knows how insurance companies negotiate as well. Hiring a personal injury attorney for your case will ensure you receive the best settlement possible. It will also help save you time and frustration to make sure you are given an honest and fair settlement. 

Fully Understand the Details of Utah Laws 

Finding an attorney that knows and understands Utah state laws and can explain them to you without overwhelming you can make a huge difference. A good attorney will make sure you understand your rights, and how the laws apply to your specific case. 

They are also going to give you clear responses to your specific case without generalizations or guarantees. Those who make guarantees without enough information aren’t truly invested in your case being resolved fairly for you, and they may not take the time needed to understand the process through your claim, settlement, or verdict trial. 

Got questions? Reach out to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys for your free consultation and let us review your case. We are here to listen to what happened to you, answer questions and concerns you have, and help you focus on getting better while taking care of the details of making your case and claim.

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