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Four Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve suffered an injury or been the victim of an accident, you may be unsure of whether or not it would be advantageous for you to hire a personal injury lawyer. To help you decide, there are a few key signs to look for, as you weigh your decision.

1. You’ve been permanently injured or you’re suffering from what may be a long-term issue.

If you’ve been in a minor fender-bender, and you and the other driver are not hurt, you may be able to handle the situation on your own or along with your insurance company.

However, if you’ve suffered more serious injuries—or worse, if you may be permanently injured—it will be essential to partner with a personal injury lawyer ASAP.

When it comes to figuring out how much compensation you may be able to calculate from your injuries to help defer medical costs, or to estimate how much your earnings may be impacted over time, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. 

 

2. You’ve been seriously hurt and need help with insurance costs.

How much money you’re able to receive for your injuries, including medical support and compensation, is largely contingent upon the severity of your accident and subsequent injuries. Higher medical bills, longer recovery times, and the types of injuries you’ve sustained all impact how much potential compensation you may be able to receive. 

The more severe your injuries, the closer your chances are of reaching the at-fault party’s policy limits. With these types of personal injury cases, it is essential to work with a lawyer who can help ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation available to you.

 

3. You need help managing a difficult insurer.

Occasionally, working with an insurance company can stray into territory that is unfair and unjust. 

If you aren’t able to secure a simple and fair settlement offer from the party who caused your accident—or you’re struggling to reach any sort of a settlement agreement—it is time to hire a personal injury lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to negotiate with the insurance company and make headway with your case or litigating a potential bad-faith insurance claim.

 

4. Liability isn’t clear, or multiple parties were involved in your accident.

If your accident can be attributed to multiple parties or causes—or if there are questions about who may be liable for your injuries, a lawyer can help you sort through the complications and find a clear path to effective resolution.

In reality, whenever you have any questions about your accident and how best to seek compensation, partnering with a lawyer is your best option. He or she can partner with you and help protect you from counterclaims, crossclaims, and any other legal issues that might arise.

 

Is it really worth it?

Yes! If you’ve been injured in an accident, you deserve fair and just treatment and swift and appropriate compensation. Wilson Williams Law is here to help. You need an expert in your corner to help guide you through the process and protect you every step of the way.

Please give us a call today at (888) 253-4071 to learn more about how we can help you and your specific personal injury case. We’ll help to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible.

 

Note: This blog is intended to be informational only and shall not be construed as legal advice.