Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After being injured in an accident, you may wonder “why do I need a personal injury lawyer?” The answer is simple: Having a lawyer on your side protects your legal rights and helps you get the most money possible for your injuries and losses.

Can I Represent Myself?

Yes, you can. However, it is not wise to do so. The other party will have an attorney representing them, and their sole objective will be to blame you for what happened. If they can convince a jury that you are even partially responsible for the accident, their client will pay less money, which is a win for them.

Even representing yourself during settlement negotiations can be detrimental. Their attorney will ask questions, and anything you say can be used against you in court. Also, without legal experience, you may not realize what you are entitled to or when you are given a lowball settlement offer. It is common for self-represented victims to get less than what they deserve.

Finally, when it comes to the law, what you don’t know can hurt you. Procedures like knowing how to file a lawsuit and serve the other party are critical to any case. If you do them incorrectly, your case could be thrown out, evidence might not be admitted at trial, and the case could be lost on a technicality. Taking this risk is not within your best interests.

Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

There are many benefits to hiring an attorney to represent you, including all of the following points:

1. All Legal Aspects of the Case Will Be Taken Care Of

This means that you don’t need to worry about procedures, filing dates and statutes of limitations, speaking in front of a judge, interviewing witnesses, and so on. You may need to answer questions during depositions or testify on the stand, but your attorney will be present for all of it.

2. Less Paperwork

Insurance companies are notorious for flooding victims with paperwork and requests for information. All their communication can go through our office, making for a more peaceful existence.

3. You Can Focus on Recovery

With us handling the legal and procedural aspects of your case, you can focus on recovering physically and emotionally.

4. More Money for Your Injuries.

There is no guarantee of how much money you will receive, but we can place an initial value on your claim after reviewing the circumstances and the evidence. In general, you can get more money by working with an attorney because we know what the industry standards are. We can identify when you are given a lowball offer and know how to negotiate it up.

We can make an argument for why you deserve non-economic damages to compensate for pain and suffering and even argue for punitive damages to punish the negligent party. This is something we have done for decades, giving you additional opportunities to increase your total payout.

Get Peace of Mind

The best benefit of working with a personal injury attorney is often the peace of mind you get from knowing you are in capable hands.

To speak with an attorney at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete our contact form found at the bottom of this page.

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