Why You Need an Attorney
Even though you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, the negligent party does not just automatically hand you a check covering all your damages. In all likelihood, it will be necessary to file a lawsuit to force the other party to pay. While most cases do in fact settle, the defendant’s insurance company almost never offers a fair amount to an unrepresented person. But if you are represented by a lawyer who has taken personal injury cases to trial and obtained successful jury verdicts, the insurance company knows you are serious and will negotiate a fair settlement rather than risk a trial. It is often still necessary to file a lawsuit and prepare for trial; many cases do not settle until the very eve of trial, when the most pressure may be on the defendant to settle.
If the case does go to trial, then you will definitely need an experienced personal injury trial lawyer on your side. As the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, the burden is on you to prove all the facts in the case, including the defendant’s role in causing the accident and liability for your injuries, and the nature, extent and dollar value of your injuries and the damages you are seeking. The defendant, meanwhile, may argue that you were actually to blame in causing the accident, or that your own negligence contributed to the extent of your injuries. They may also deny that you are as seriously injured as you claim, or allege that your injuries are from some previous accident. Convincing the judge and the jury of the proper interpretation of the facts and law applicable to the case takes a thorough knowledge of the law and skill in preparing and presenting a persuasive case that comes from trial experience.
Personal Injury Attorneys Dedicated to Your Needs
We know that a personal injury is a major disruption in your life, and that you need help to recover and get back on your feet as soon as possible, without any additional burdens. We have helped people involved in automobile accidents and other serious accidents, including helping families in the case of wrongful death of a loved one. We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not charge a fee unless and until we obtain a recovery for you. Call us for a free consultation, and find out how we can help you on the road to recovery.