If you’ve been in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it can be hard to know who to trust. In fact, you might be getting advice from everyone in your life, and they may even be telling you to get an attorney. This last bit of advice is excellent because if you find the right personal injury attorney who treats you like family, there are many reasons to trust one with your case.
7 Reasons to Trust a Personal Injury Attorney With Your Case
On Your Side
Personal injury lawyers get into the business for a number of reasons, but the main one is that they want to help people who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another person or party. They truly believe that you deserve superior representation against the at-fault party and the insurance companies.
Your attorney is not worried about anyone or anything else but you when dealing with your case. They are fully on your side. This is important for you to understand because you might be under the impression that personal injury lawyers are looking to simply settle cases so they can earn a quick buck, but again, that’s not true.
Your attorney will pull out all the stops to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries. They do as much for you as they would for a member of their own family if they were in your situation.
The experience your attorney has should also give you a reason to trust them. Your lawyer will have seen just about everything and will know how to handle any situation that arises because they have done it before.
You won’t have to worry about missing deadlines or forgetting to file critical paperwork because they have developed an organizational system that has been proven to be successful over the hundreds of cases they have already resolved. In the event that your case ends up in court rather than being settled, the experience your attorney has in the courtroom is invaluable.
You can be sure that they will keep you advised on the proceedings and allow you to direct your case with their counseling. You will be in charge of all decisions, but your attorney’s experience will be the guiding force that helps you get the fair compensation you deserve, whether as a settlement or an award.
Not only is your attorney knowledgeable about the law, but they are knowledgeable about personal injury law. You would not go to a dermatologist if you needed a kidney transplant, even though they’re both physicians. The same is true for lawyers.
There are many types of attorneys practicing all types of law, but if you hire a personal injury lawyer, you can trust that they know personal injury law inside and out. That knowledge will help you navigate the complicated processes. Additionally, personal injury law is extremely complicated. There are so many intricacies and nuances that can mean the difference between a huge settlement and nothing.
Of course, your goal is to get as much compensation as you deserve, so hiring a personal injury lawyer is going to put you in the best position possible to get that large settlement or award, especially if you hire one fairly soon after your accident so they can hit the ground running.
Access to Experts
Just as you need a lawyer to advise you on your personal injury case, your attorney will need experts to help them present the strongest case possible. Your lawyer isn’t an expert in every aspect of your injury, but they have access to people who are.
For example, if you suffered a back injury, your lawyer has an expert who can assess the injury and determine the length of treatment it’s going to require to get you back to normal. They might also need a financial expert who can calculate the actual cost of your injury, including current medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
This is a complicated calculation that is vital to your case because it tells the insurance companies exactly what type of settlement you deserve to compensate for your accidental injury. Other experts may include accident reconstruction experts and private investigators, especially to preserve evidence or track down witnesses.
Trusting your personal injury lawyer fully and allowing them to take the reigns of your case is key to reducing your stress around your injury and case. Personal injury lawyers want you to focus on healing and let them deal with the insurance companies, paperwork, deadlines, and anything else related to your case.
Once you hire a lawyer, the insurance company can no longer communicate directly with you, removing a huge burden from your shoulders. Stress gets in the way of the healing process, so if you can remove some of it by putting your faith in your attorney, you will be able to begin the process of getting healthy again rather than worrying about missing a deadline or forgetting an important document.
Of course, you’ll still be in the loop at all times during your case, but you can let your attorney do the heavy lifting for you as you concentrate on getting well.
Most personal injury firms take cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay anything unless you receive a settlement or court award. You don’t have to pay for any of the experts out of pocket, your medical bills, court filing fees, or any work that your attorney does on your behalf until you’ve received compensation.
You simply turn your bills over to your attorney for them to be paid from your settlement or award. This type of arrangement should definitely instill trust in your attorney as they do not get paid unless you get paid.
Not only are they going to fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve, but they’re also going to ensure they manage your case to the letter to avoid making any mistakes that could jeopardize your potential settlement. You don’t have to worry about them overcharging you either, because you’ll pay a flat percentage out of your settlement.
Experience in personal injury law is one thing, but skill in negotiations and trials is completely different. If your attorney has been in practice for many years and has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases, you can trust that they are very skillful at what they do.
Lawyers who do not have enough skill in personal injury law simply don’t stay around in the field for long. When you put experience and skill together, you have one amazing attorney. Some skills that personal injury lawyers should possess in abundance include communication, judgment, negotiation, research, analysis, and creativity, among others.
Of course, some lawyers are stronger in some areas than in others, but again, if your attorney has been successful in winning settlements and awards for their clients, you can trust they not only have these skills but are exercising them frequently.
Call or email Yonke Law LLC today to talk to our experienced, empathetic, and supportive team to get the ball rolling on your case.