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How Important Is It to Have a Lawyer on Your Side for a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury can be scary, painful, and devastating to live through. If you have survived a serious personal injury, you must take the correct steps to put your life back together again. This should include hiring a personal injury attorney. Doing so is certainly far superior to going it alone. Below are just a few of the reasons why having a personal injury lawyer on your side is so important.

You Need a Lawyer’s Legal Knowledge and Experience

One reason why you must hire a lawyer for a personal injury case is that you are a layperson in regard to the law. Becoming a lawyer is not easy. Passing the bar exam in any state is one of the most difficult endeavors you can take on. A lawyer in a specific field, like William A. Andy Law, will also gain additional knowledge regarding that field of law through an extensive study of legal theory and precedent. While you can technically represent yourself, doing so is essentially malpractice. What you need is a seasoned personal injury attorney with the right mix of knowledge and experience regarding personal injury cases.

A Lawyer Can Negotiate on Your Behalf

In regards to gaining compensation for your personal injury, you should be aware that in most cases this won’t actually occur in court. Instead, out-of-court settlements are often worked out between possible future plaintiffs and defendants before the case is ever brought to court. If you wish to represent yourself, obtaining such an out-of-court settlement will be virtually impossible. The only reason most people settle is to avoid the legal costs and bad PR that often comes with a public lawsuit. If you don’t have a talented personal injury lawyer on your side, the other party may not have any reason to fear your legal threats.

You Will Be Hiring an Entire Team

Rarely do personal injury attorneys work on their own. Instead, hiring an attorney often means hiring an entire legal team. This can include people such as investigators who can work with your lawyer to help discover important facts and evidence relevant to your case. It can mean experts on scientific and technical matters who can testify on your behalf in court. It can include legal researchers who can uncover the proper precedent and legal strategies for your case. Overall, it will be impossible to replicate this amount of work on your own.

If you wish to gain compensation for your personal injury, you better hire a seasoned personal injury attorney. Representing yourself is always a mistake. You’ll never be able to replicate the legal knowledge, experience, resources, and negotiation skill of an actual attorney.

Author information: Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University and now writes articles about health, business, family, and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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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