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A Trusted Attorney Explains Why & When You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Published on November 11th, 2018

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Recovering from accident injuries is never easy. You may be in the hospital for days or weeks, forced into consistent physical therapy appointments and may be left unable to work for a period of time.

When these injuries occur because of someone else’s carelessness, you deserve compensation. In this article, we’ll take a look at why you need to work with a personal injury lawyer Charlottesville, VA relies on and how they can help even if you have already started to work on your case on your own.

Why do I need an attorney?

If you suffered injuries serious enough to send you to the hospital, it’s likely you should consider speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Serious injuries may range from broken bones, to traumatic brain injuries to organ damage. These types of injuries may require surgery or a hospital stay for your recovery.

These injuries could include long-term or permanent disabling injuries. To get the most out of your claim, you need a lawyer who will consider the impact on your future earning capacity and estimate long-term health care costs.

The more severe your injuries, the more likely you are to reach the insurance policy limits on the at-fault party’s insurance. When this happens, you may only collect a fraction of what you deserve. An experienced attorney can make sure you collect compensation that considers the full extent of of your injuries and future needs.

When considering why you need a personal injury attorney, you should also take a look at how many parties may be responsible for your injury. Was it a multi-vehicle crash? That’s a lot of drivers and other insurance companies to wrangle. Was the driver who hit you drunk? If so, the person or group who served that person could also be held partly responsible.

What if I’ve already started negotiations with the insurance company?

It’s never too late to call for legal advice. Sometimes insurance companies may engage in unfair tactics to pay you as little as possible, or nothing at all. They will make strong efforts to disprove your claim.

The insurance company says I don’t need an attorney. Is that true?

Again it’s important to realize that the insurance company is not working to protect you. They are working to protect their bottom line first, and second their client — in this case the other driver or negligent party.

What a law firm provides is an unbiased legal opinion. They examine your case and your rights and will represent only you to get what you and your family deserve. Insurance companies never like hearing a victim is working with an attorney because they know it’s going to cost them more.

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Thank you to our friends and contributors at MartinWren, P.C. for their insight into personal injury claims.

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