Accidents and injuries can happen anywhere, be it at work or on the road – walking to the grocery store.
If and when an accident occurs that results in serious injury, one of the most important things to do is make sure you have proper legal representation by hiring the services of a personal injury lawyer.
With today’s laws being very complex, having a personal injury lawyer by your side is the only way to ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries. Otherwise, insurance companies will try to prove you were at fault and offer nothing, or instead offer compensation far below what you need and deserve.
- A personal injury lawyer will take the time to speak with your doctors and other witnesses to determine the extent of your injuries
Most insurance companies in New York will attempt to get victims to settle for only about 20 percent of what they may otherwise get in court, often leaving victims with little if any money to pay their medical and other expenses. Rather than settling for far less than what’s fair and reasonable, a personal injury lawyer will take the time to speak with your doctors and other witnesses to determine the extent of your injuries and the exact circumstances that led up to the accident. Many of these attorneys have their own investigators, who they use to obtain facts that might otherwise go undetected. This is exactly what insurance companies do not want, for they are put at a severe disadvantage if more and more facts are uncovered.
- No win – no fee
One of the most appealing benefits of using these lawyers is the fact they base their fees on how much you win in your case. Rather than having to worry about paying thousands of dollars upfront before they will take your case, these lawyers often use a “no win, no fee” philosophy, meaning if you don’t win your case you pay nothing. By working with their clients in this manner, it virtually guarantees they will work harder than ever to get their clients the maximum amount of money afforded them. While insurance companies try to convince victims they are looking out for their interests, the truth is they are doing just the opposite. The goal of an insurance company is to pay out as little as possible, with little or no regard to current as well as future pain and suffering the victim may experience. A good lawyer will come to your home or even to the hospital and speak with you, letting you know they do indeed put you and your needs first .
- Fight for Fair Compensation
By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you guarantee having someone on your side who will fight for you and your family, making sure you receive a level of compensation that will provide security now and in the years to come.
- Meet Deadlines and File Paperwork Accurately
Personal injury cases require a large amount of paperwork that must be filed without mistakes and before certain deadlines. Dealing with paperwork and deadlines can be very difficult if you are recovering from a serious injury that limits your mobility. A lawyer will help you with these tasks to ensure that you are treated fairly and that your rights are protected. It is important to choose the right personal injury attorney so that you get the best representation possible.
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