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Think You Cannot Afford to Work with a Personal Injury Lawyer? Think Again

August 29, 2017

When you are suffering from an injury after an accident, the medical bills can pile up quickly. This paired with having to stay out of work to recover can make your injury very expensive. Instead of going into debt because of your injury, consider seeking compensation for your injury-related expenses through a personal injury claim.

Many injury victims forego working with personal injury lawyers because they assume that they cannot afford to work with lawyers. In truth, it is actually in your best interest, financially and otherwise, to have an experienced lawyer handle your claim.

Working with a Lawyer Can Increase your Likelihood of Receiving a Fair Settlement

The more effectively you can make use of evidence to link the negligent party’s actions to your injury and resulting damages, the more likely you will be to receive an appropriate settlement amount. Your lawyer can help you obtain the evidence you need to support your claim, such as expert testimonies, and use it to support the claim.

Your Lawyer can Negotiate a Higher Settlement

When you file a personal injury claim, the negligent party’s insurance provider almost always follows up with a low-ball settlement offer. Do not accept this offer without consulting with your lawyer about it. In most cases, the settlement offered is lower than the victim actually needs to cover his or her expenses. When this happens, a personal injury lawyer can negotiate with the insurance provider to reach a more appropriate settlement for the claimant.

Often, Personal Injury Lawyers Only Get Paid if You Receive Compensation

Do not assume that the cost of a lawyer will make it too expensive to pursue a personal injury claim. In many cases, personal injury lawyers work on contingency instead of billing by the hour. This means that the lawyer is paid by receiving a percentage of the victim’s settlement, and if there is no settlement, there is no payment for the lawyer.

When You Cannot Reach a Settlement, Your Lawyer can Advise You About Filing a Lawsuit

When you cannot reach a settlement with the insurance provider, your lawyer can determine the best way to handle your claim. He or she could appeal the claim, work with your state’s insurance board to determine if the claim was denied in bad faith, or advise you to file a lawsuit. If you take this final route, your case will go before a judge and jury who will determine its outcome.

Work with an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Give your claim the best possible chance of resulting in a favorable settlement for you by working with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers on our team at Moen Sheehan Meyer, Ltd. Contact our office today to set up your initial consultation with us.

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