When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on Nov 10, 2016 in Personal Injury
Dealing with damage from a serious accident can be both confusing and overwhelming. Insurance companies may be difficult to handle and may not have your best interest in mind.
Hiring a personal injury attorney allows you to focus on recovering from injuries with the assurance that your lawyer is looking out for you. A competent law firm helps lift the burden and confusion of legal complications following an accident.
Be sure to consider hiring a personal injury attorney in these situations:
There is more than one party involved.
Personal injury cases can be complex, but when more than one party is involved it becomes more complicated. For instance, if you were in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you will need to deal with the driver, the company that owns the vehicle and their insurance provider. They will have a team of investigators and attorneys ready to defend their interests, which is why you should have an attorney, too.
You have extensive injuries.
It can be difficult to determine the seriousness of your injuries after an accident. Insurance companies may attempt to force a quick settlement without considering the long-term repercussions that you may have to deal with. A personal injury attorney can help you determine how your injuries will affect you and help you plan for any future expenses.
You have a dispute with an insurance company.
Insurance companies have years of legal experience with injury claims and abundant resources to make a case against providing you with proper compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to handle insurance companies in order to protect your best interests.
If any of the situations above apply to you, call the Arnold Law Firm. We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim and determine if you have a case. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we do not get paid unless you receive compensation or an outcome that is in your favor.