If you are injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help you in a variety of ways. First, their main goal will be to get you the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Most personal injury lawyers don’t require payment upfront; they take a fee out of the settlement they acquire for you.
Some of the ways a personal injury lawyer can help you are:
Your personal injury attorney will gather as much information from you as possible and then may hire a team of experts to gather additional evidence, which might include medical bills, surveillance footage, government reports, photographs, witness testimony, police reports, property damage, and other items. The evidence they gather will help with your case.
Filing Claims or Demand a Settlement
Another way your personal injury lawyer assists you is with filing a claim on your behalf with the at-fault parties insurance company or demanding a settlement from the liable organization. Your personal injury lawyer can also negotiate a settlement that could be more than what you could attain on your own. Typically, companies will want to settle the matter out of court rather than go to trial.
If the insurance company refuses to pay you, your lawyer can prepare a formal complaint and initiate the court’s involvement in the process.
Another valuable aspect of hiring a personal injury lawyer is they will handle all the discovery for your case. This may include deposing witnesses, contacting the defense, and requesting information, and collecting other pieces of evidence that will aid you in your case.
Represent You at Trial
If your case does go to trial, your personal injury attorney can represent you the entire way through. They will guide you through the process to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible and you don’t make any mistakes.
Hiring a personal injury attorney can significantly increase your chances of success. If you want to learn more about how a personal injury lawyer can help you, contact Baron, Herskowitz, and Cohen today.