Why Should I Hire an Attorney After an Accident?
After being in an accident or being harmed by negligence, many people don’t think they need to hire a lawyer, specifically a personal injury lawyer. Some try to handle their case on their own, rely on family members’ advice, or go along with whatever the insurance companies’ offer and suggest. However, this can quickly lead to you not receiving the compensation you deserve, paying more in the long run, and facing more stress than you can handle.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer not only means having a professional trained in the law on your side, it means having someone advocating for your rights through every step of the process. A good personal injury attorney will lay out all your options, so you are still in the driver’s seat of how your case is handled. By hiring a lawyer, you hire an individual whose mission is your case’s success, meaning compensation for your injuries, holding those responsible accountable, and
Why should you consider hiring an attorney for your case? We list the top three reasons to hire an attorney in the event of being in an accident or harmed by negligence.
Reason 1: Attorneys are Trained in the Law
The law is complicated and, unfortunately, tricky. Worse, the people you file a claim against know this. Many times, insurance companies try to use your lack of legal knowledge in their favor. Insurance companies typically have a personal team of attorneys on retainer to battle any lawsuits that come their way. So, if you face their legal giants alone, you may quickly find yourself underprepared, leading to you losing your case.
When you hire a personal injury attorney for your case, what that usually means is adding years of intensive legal training to your side, specifically in personal injury law. Personal injury law is its own, unique practice area, so hiring an attorney specialized in personal injury law means hiring a professional in this field of law. An attorney with years of successful personal injury experience means they have typically seen more cases and know a variety of tactics to help your case succeed in court, even up against an insurance company’s legal giants. With an attorney on your side, the opposing party can’t take advantage of your lack of legal experience, giving your case a better chance of succeeding.
Reason 2: You May Pay More Not Hiring a Lawyer
When it comes to injury and accident cases, these typically fall under the classification of personal injury law. Personal injury cases are, usually, civil cases, meaning you do not end up with criminal charges or behind bars if you lose your case.
However, civil cases can come with a heavy financial toll if you lose your case. In civil cases, the losing party may not only pay compensation to the winning party but additional money for “damages” caused in the case, like pain & suffering, loss of wages, and emotional distress. The additional monetary amount of damages in addition to compensation may quickly land you in a place of financial distress if you lose your case.
If you’re worried you don’t have enough in your budget to hire a personal injury attorney, fear not! Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they don’t charge you for their services unless they win your case. If you win your case, typically the attorney fee will come out of the compensation awarded to you in your case. So, if you win your case, hiring a personal injury attorney may actually save or make you money in the long run.
Additionally, many personal injury lawyers offer free, no-obligation case consultations, so you pay nothing for first consulting with an attorney about your case.
Reason 3: A Lawyer Will Know If a Settlement May be Your Best Legal Option
Many fear that when they hire an attorney, that means they will need to appear and testify in court. This isn’t always the case. Many times cases don’t need to make it to the courtroom to be resolved; they can be settled outside of court. An experienced personal injury attorney can assess how your case may stand in court, how a judge may rule, whether a settlement would be in your favor, and how to best negotiate a fair settlement.
Thinking of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney for your case, we can help you out! The attorneys at the McGartland Law Firm have been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years, and we have the awards to prove we are worth our salt. We promise to never leave you uninformed about what your legal options are, and we defend your rights aggressively to ensure you receive only maximal compensation.
If you are ready to consult with a personal injury about your case, reach out to the McGartland Law Firm today at 866.832.9300. We offer free, no-obligation case consultations for your convenience and always have legal professionals standing by to answer your questions and concerns. Reach out to us today to see if you may be eligible to file a claim.