Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

October 1, 2020

If you have suffered a serious injury through no fault of your own, you could benefit from a discussion with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If your injuries results from another party’s negligence, they could be financially responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, or other losses.

You are under no obligation to seek guidance from an attorney. Keep in mind, though, that the other driver’s insurance company will likely provide legal counsel to their insured driver.

Facing off against an army of attorneys and insurance adjusters on your own is not a recipe for success. To even the playing field and increase your chances of success, contact a Dallas injury lawyer from Jackman Personal Injury as soon as possible.

When an Attorney is Crucial

The simple answer is that you are best served for hiring an attorney for any personal injury claim where you care about the outcome. Given what is at stake, taking on an injury case on your own is a risk you might not be able to afford.

There are some signs that can indicate when the guidance of an attorney is most important. For example, you or a loved one should always seek legal counsel if you suffer permanent or long-term injuries. It is difficult to pinpoint the amount of compensation necessary to pay for your disability for the rest of your life.

Even if you are not facing a lifetime of disability, any serious injury claim is best served with the guidance of an attorney. Calculating the amount of subjective damages, including your pain and suffering, requires practical experience. In many cases, the insurance companies involved in these claims will not provide reasonable offers for compensation knowing that you lack the guidance of an attorney.

It is also important to speak with a lawyer if there are questions about which party was at fault. While you might hold the defendant responsible for your injuries, they could feel the same way about you. Your personal injury attorney can not only ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve but also advise you on any risk you face from a counterclaim filed by the other party. It is also a good idea to seek the advice of legal counsel when there are multiple parties involved in a claim. With so many competing interests, it can be challenging to determine how each party played a role in causing your injuries.

Finally, it is always a good idea to seek legal counsel when the insurance company is refusing to negotiate or is otherwise acting in bad faith. Insurance adjusters know they have an edge in experience compared to most injury victims. For this reason, they frequently push settlement offers that are inadequate in hopes an injured person will unwittingly accept them.

When You Could Pursue a Claim On Your Own

The circumstances where it is worthwhile to pursue a legal claim without an attorney are limited. However, there are some minor cases that could be handled without an attorney. For example, if you claim is entirely made up of property damage, you might be able to resolve your claim without legal counsel by your side. Often the sides will agree on what the cost of repairing a replacing a motor vehicle is, making any litigation involving a property damage claim unnecessary.

Discuss Your Settlement Options with an Attorney

Remember, you only get one shot at settling your personal injury claim. Once you agree to a settlement and sign your final release, you can never come back for additional compensation from the at-fault party. That means it is vital to make the most of your one and only shot at compensation.

Protecting your personal injury claim starts with the guidance of a skilled attorney. Without a background in negotiating personal injury claims, it is impossible to know if a settlement offer is fair. Only through years of successfully resolving injury claims can you have a perspective on what a case is truly worth.

The attorneys of the Jackman Personal Injury have a long history of success in resolving personal injury claims. If you are ready to put your case in the hands of a legal team that knows how to win, call right away and schedule your free consultation.

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