If someone else is responsible for serious injuries you sustained in an incident that wasn’t your fault, you can seek compensation for medical bills and other damages related to what happened. While it’s not necessary to have an attorney represent you to present your case, it’s generally advised that people get professional legal assistance.
1. An Attorney Can Deal with the Details
A personal injury claim can be very complex, often involving a thorough investigation of what happened. Your case will not only need a well-crafted legal argument that explains why the defendant is responsible for your injuries, but it will need to be supported by evidence compiled from medical records, accident reports, records, photographs, eyewitness accounts, and more.
Trying to gather all of this on your own and compile it into a coherent case on your own would be difficult – especially if you’re still trying to recover from the accident. An attorney can do all of the leg work for you while offering the additional confidence that a true professional who’s done this before is handling things.
2. Your Lawyer Has the Benefit of Experience
An experienced personal injury attorney has done all of this before in one way or another. If you hire someone who’s been helping people with personal injury claims like yours for years, he or she is probably familiar with how insurance companies fight these disputes. Knowing what to expect helps your attorney formulate a legal strategy that can improve your odds of reaching a successful outcome.
3. An Experience Attorney Is Less Prone to Common Mistakes
A personal injury claim can be going very well until a mistake is made that upends the apple cart. Missing a deadline or misstating something can torpedo your entire case, but an experienced attorney is likely very well aware of where the pitfalls are in a case and how to avoid them.
Even though everyone makes mistakes – even serious ones – someone with much more experience than his or her peers is unlikely to make rookie errors.
4. Your Attorney Shares in Your Success
Some personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means they’re offering to fight for their clients and only accept payment if damages are recovered. Even if an attorney has fees regardless of recovery, though, it’s not like he or she isn’t motivated to win the largest possible award. Your lawyer understands that the more in damages they can help you win, the more their fee for services will mean.
More than that, though, your attorney very likely cares about helping you win for reasons unrelated to what he or she gets out of it financially. There are better ways for lawyers to make money in less stressful ways than fighting personal injury claims, so you are likely working with someone who genuinely wants to help people like you.
Are You Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The Law Offices of James A. Welcome can help people fight their personal injury claims and seek compensation for what happened to them as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful acts. We can handle cases involving a wide variety of common claims that can leave people nearly destitute trying to afford their recoveries on their own.
If you need to seek what you deserve, reach out to us today for help. We offer potential clients a free initial consultation to help them become familiar with our services before deciding to choose our representation.
Learn more when you get in touch with us today by calling (203) 806-7922 or by connecting with us online.