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5 Reasons Why You Might Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

A lot of people run into legal problems and feel like they’re on their own. Anyone who is involved in a negligent accident should consult a legal representative to sue for compensation. There are five reasons why hiring a personal injury lawyer is recommended.

Obtain Compensation

Most people know what the plaintiff, judge, and defendant are. While many people have heard of the terms of mediators, arbitrators, and settlements, they may not understand the precise definitions.

Leave the Research to the Pros

Filing a personal injury lawsuit on your own requires that you understand more than legal jargon. You have to understand the personal injury laws in your state along with the statutes of limitations. It also helps to review similar cases that have been filed before yours. All of this information is best researched by a personal injury lawyer.

There Are Exceptionally Complex Cases

Most personal injury legal cases are straightforward and require only a basic understanding of the law. However, every type of law has a handful of complicated cases where it’s difficult or impossible to determine who is liable for the injury. For example, personal injury cases that involve gun accidents may have multiple defendants who are held responsible. If a child shoots a gun and injures another person, the parents may be held liable in addition to the owner of the gun shop who sold the gun to the parents.

You Pay Later

At many law firms, the clients never pay any fee until after their case is won. If the case is won, your attorney’s fee is a percentage of the judgment or settlement that you recover. From the beginning, a lawyer is determined to win your case and will get paid only when you do.

You Want to Make a Settlement

Every plaintiff has the option to make a settlement instead of going through the courtroom. A settlement is faster, easier, and could secure a higher payment for the plaintiff and lawyer. A lawyer is able to explain the best methods used to go through with a settlement.

Any person who is injured in an accident can sue if it was caused by another person’s negligence. You will receive the most successful results in or out of court by hiring a lawyer. Most people involved in accidents have at least one good reason to hire a personal injury lawyer.

Author information: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.


Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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