An accident can be stressful, painful, and confusing. It may not be clear what steps you should take, or what you should do next. However, this is the time when an attorney can help you. There are five reasons why you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney if you are injured.

  1. Timing

In personal injury cases, timing is everything. Whether your case is a car accident or medical malpractice, you will have a limited amount of time to file suit. Once that timeframe expires, you will be unable to pursue your case. You should speak to an attorney as soon as you can after the accident occurs.

  1. Protection of Your Interests

You will need a lawyer who will fight for your interests, and not the interests of the insurance company. Insurance companies are profit driven businesses, and their goal is to protect their own financial interests, not yours. A personal injury attorney will be able to access and assemble resources that you need to effectively settle or litigate your claim.

  1. Experience

Personal injury attorneys have the training, knowledge, and competence to help you navigate the legal system and all of the confusing paperwork. Personal injury attorneys have the tools to resolve your case. Personal injury lawyers will also provide you with options you may not have even considered in pursuing your claim. Many personal injury cases can be resolved in forums other than the courtroom, such as arbitration or mediation. These forums are cost effective and more expedient than trial.

  1. Perspective

Personal injury cases can be stressful, upsetting, and painful, making it hard for you to make decisions. A personal injury attorney will approach your case with an objective point of view, and will help you to make informed decisions.

  1. Damages

Personal injury attorneys are trained to determine whether or not you have a claim. Even though the car accident seemed minor to you, a personal injury attorney will be able to assess the true extent of the damage done to you and your property to help protect your present and future interests.

This article is intended as attorney advertising. This article is not legal advice. For legal advice, please call Graham & Mauer, P.C. today.