3 Important Reasons Why You Need A Personal Injury Attorney

Posted on: 17 November 2018

Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault? Are you sick and tired of dealing with all of the red tape and paperwork and do you wish that you had someone to do it all for you? Being injured is never fun and trying to deal with medical bills and your insurance company can be enough to make you feel like you're going crazy. Fortunately, this situation is the perfect time to hire an attorney to help you out. Although you might have been told to avoid attorneys and to handle everything yourself, some of the best reasons to take this course of action include:

Nothing out of pocket: If you needed to hire a patent attorney or an attorney to help you with real estate matters, you might be expected to pay a substantial amount of money up front as a retainer and then to continue to pay them out of pocket regardless of the result that they get for you. When it comes to a personal injury attorney, this is not how it works. He or she will start working on your case with no money being paid out of your own pocket. Instead, he or she will get a percentage of whatever settlement you receive. If you somehow get a small settlement or no settlement at all, the fees paid will be in proportion to that.

Larger settlements: When you've been injured, it's not always easy to gauge how much to ask for and what is acceptable for the injuries that you've sustained. With mounting medical bills, it can be all too easy to cave to pressure from the insurance company and agree to a relatively tiny settlement that will only sustain you for a few months, at best. A personal injury attorney can help you to put a more reasonable monetary figure to your injuries. If you're going to be having difficulty for months or even years to come, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your inability to do the same work you were able to do before the accident.

Faster settlement: It's sadly somewhat common for people to file false insurance claims in an attempt to get easy money out of the insurance company. In response, insurance companies make it harder and harder to get money for any and all claims, including valid ones like yours. Being able to hire a personal injury attorney to take your case is one of the fastest and easiest ways to show the insurance company that your claim is valid and that they should pay attention to it instead of shoving it to the bottom of the pile or simply rejecting it without even looking at it.


Always Know Your Renter's Rights

After my mother suffered a fall on the icy steps of her apartment building, I learned a lot about renter's rights, and I want to share my story and tips to help others. My mother was extremely afraid to pursue action against the apartment owners who were at fault for her fall due to fear she would be kicked out of her apartment. I found out that there are state laws that protect apartment renters from retaliation for asserting their rights as renters. However, it is very important to have any attorney on your side when you pursue a personal injury lawsuit against an apartment owner; the owner is less likely to even try to illegally evict you if they know you have an attorney already on your side. I hope you can learn a lot from my story and the other tips I share on this blog!