What Are the Benefits of Working with a Personal Injury Attorney?
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Feb 13, 2019 in Personal Injury News
After suffering an injury, your main focus should be on recovery. However, if you think another party's negligence caused you to get hurt, you may have a viable personal injury claim. There are numerous aspects to a personal injury claim and they can be very difficult to navigate on your own.
This is why many injury victims decide to work with a skilled personal injury lawyer. An attorney can help manage your claim, so you are able to focus on healing. Below, you can learn more about some of the many benefits of having a lawyer.
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are ready to assist you after an accident. For a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about how we may be able to help, contact us today.
Helping You Build a Case
A trusted personal injury attorney knows what it takes to build a strong case during the discovery phase of the legal process as he or she tries to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Your lawyer can thoroughly investigate your claim and collect evidence such as:
- Accident reports filed by responding police officers
- Medical records relating to your accident injury
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injury
- Witness interviews
The attorneys at Lynch Law Firm can also consult expert medical witnesses who can speak to the extent and impact of your injury. This can be a crucial part of determining the full value of your case.
Determining the Fair Value of Your Claim
Valuing a personal injury claim is very difficult, as each situation has many unique factors to consider. Most people do not have any idea how to accurately value a personal injury claim, beyond adding up the costs of their medical bills or property damage.
When valuing a personal injury claim, our attorneys will consider things like:
- The type of injury you experienced
- Your pain and suffering
- The at-fault party's actions
- Medical costs for treatment
- Future medical needs
- Wages lost due to your injury
- Lost earning capacity due to your injury
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
We have helped many injury victims recover the fair compensation they deserve. We understand how to analyze the factors in a case to determine the damages suffered and the fair amount of compensation owed to the victim.
Communicating with Insurance Companies
When a personal injury occurs, the first course of action is typically to pursue a settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Adjusters may be sent to inspect vehicle damage in the case of an automobile accident, and the insurance company will have questions for you.
Dealing with the insurance company can be quite stressful, especially after a serious injury. The insurance company’s focus is on not paying anything or paying the least possible amount of compensation, not serving your best interests. It is extremely helpful to have someone on your side who is experienced in working with insurance companies and knows how to defend your best interests.
Your personal injury attorney can handle communication with the insurance company, relieving this burden for you. If you are required to give a statement or deposition to the insurance company, your lawyer can explain how to defend your best interests and avoid hurting your claim with the statements you provide.
We can also take care of negotiations with the insurance company for a settlement of your claim. We will draft a demand letter explaining the damages you suffered and their value. From there, we may have to go back and forth with the insurance company until they agree to a fair offer that provides the compensation you deserve.
Applying Knowledge of the Law
The experienced attorneys at our firm know the law and how to apply laws to your claim to try to prove negligence. Without a detailed knowledge of the law, it can be difficult to establish negligence.
Knowledge of the law includes knowledge of deadlines for filing lawsuits, which documents need to be filed and other steps that need to be taken in pursuit of the justice and compensation you deserve.
If we cannot obtain fair compensation from the insurance company, we may need to file a lawsuit. We understand this makes people anxious, but the good news is we can manage the process. We will explain what you can expect and how you can help us.
One of the advantages of having an attorney with courtroom experience is that it can motivate insurance companies to settle. They will know you are serious because you have retained an attorney who has gone to court to recover fair compensation.
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If you were injured in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys can go to work for you, helping you navigate this difficult process and pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries.
Request a free, no obligation consultation today and learn what legal options may be available in your situation. We charge no upfront fees and payment is only due if we recover compensation for you.
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