3 Reasons Why All Accident Victims Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
Lawyers who specialize in personal injury cases are most likely not what comes to mind when you think of a lawyer. Fortunately, there’s a good chance that you’ll never need to work with a personal injury attorney. But – should you have experienced a car accident and were injured as a result, a talented attorney should be one of the first people you call. They’ll work hard by your side to help you get the compensation and damages that you deserve as a result of the accident.
Here are three compelling reasons that all victims of car accidents need to see before handling the aftermath of their accident.
The law is ever evolving and a sea of endless knowledge
There’s a reason that lawyers spend years beyond what’s required for a traditional bachelor’s degree in school. The law requires you to learn so much! It can be a very confusing thing. If you aren’t proficient in law (specifically injury law and negligence), there’s a chance that you won’t be able to benefit from everything the system has to offer you. Experienced injury lawyers offer free initial consultations to learn about your accident and your specific needs. These individuals will share their expertise and advise you on the best going forward plan to make the law work for you. It’s no secret that the “law” can also be costly. Our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis – meaning that you won’t pay any legal fees unless you receive a settlement or judgement.
The clock is probably ticking!
Statute of limitations are in place to make sure that no one games the system unfairly. In Florida, most injury cases have a short window of only four years. Should you try to bring up a suit after this period, you will be out of luck. Injury attorneys know this timeline well and will put your case on the right track to move along efficiently and fairly for you. With the involvement of car and medical insurance companies and vehicle repair shops, some timelines are even shorter. Your lawyer will explain all of this to you and be able to prioritize appropriately.
You deserve compensation!
If your accident was a direct result of someone else’s negligent and careless actions, you deserve compensations! Maybe the accident left you with serious back injuries, or perhaps you were out of work for a few weeks while recovering. Your vehicle could have needed costly repairs insurance wasn’t able to cover, and you might have had to make alternate transportation arrangements. Unfortunately, some accidents cause serious medical injuries that can alter one’s life forever. All of these types of situations and more are what compensation is for. Your personal injury lawyer will ask you about the accident and how your life has been afterwards. They’ll work with you to gather proof and make a strong case for your need for compensation.
Being in an accident is an extremely stressful thing. Trying to tackle the law, fight insurance companies or make ends meet can be even more stressful. Partner with a reputable attorney and breathe a little easier knowing that this person is trained to get the best settlement possible for you. Time is of the essence, the law isn’t always beginner friendly and you deserve the compensation for your inconvenience. Take advantage of a free consultation with a specialist and see what could be done for your case. There’s no obligation for you to move forward, and with information on your side you can make the best decision possible for your situation.
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