If you have recently been involved in a car accident, chances are you are already starting to realise what a costly ordeal it is. Lost wages as well as medical expenses can get you in debt even before you get out of the hospital.
Even if you were not the one who caused the accident and you have the facts to back that up, you still need to look into hiring a personal injury lawyer. Here are a few benefits of seeking the help of professional attorneys:
You don't lose anything by asking for a second opinion
A lot of people will advise against seeking advice from lawyers because they consider it a total waste of time. That is, however, false. In terms of assessing claims of personal injuries, lawyers are trained professionals. Within minutes of your visit or phone call to their offices they can tell you whether or not your case is worth pursuing. It's also worth it to note that most attorneys offer free initial consultations, which adds to the statement that you lose nothing by asking for professional advice.
You don't have to pay upfront
Personal injury lawyers work on the principle of contingency, unlike attorneys specialised in other fields which will require an upfront payment before even beginning to work on your case. If you happen to lose the case, your personal injury lawyer will not charge you at all. In case they win the case for you, they will require that you pay them a small percentage of the compensated amount.
You don't speak legalese
If you choose to defend yourself, you will find it almost impossible to defend your case in the court of law. Without receiving extensive training on the legal jargon beforehand, you will have an extremely difficult time keeping up with the judge and the defence lawyer. In turn, this means that you will have smaller chances of winning your case. A personal injury lawyer, trained to understand legalese, will be able to help you win the court battle.
You can't be objective in the court of law
As plaintiffs, it is extremely difficult for people to be completely objective in the court of law in terms of the person at fault. Confusion, anger, and pain make it difficult for someone to see the problem logically while making a rational decision during the case. Imagine if the defendant has crashed into your car, harming your wife and children. Do you really think you could look at the case objectively and take into account his reasoning? Or would you immediately be inclined to ignore all facts and want to see him behind bars?
Personal injury lawyers have no emotional attachment to your case and can provide an objective, unbiased point of view in order to win lawsuit.Share
18 August 2015
My name is Jeanette Kennan. I have been a high school legal studies teacher for many years. As such, I am fascinated by legal cases I come across in the media. Family and friends often consult me about minor matters related to the law and although no expert, I can often point them in the right direction. It occurred to me that there may be other people out there who are not aware of basic legal issues. After all, you probably don't think about legal matters related to death, accidents or crimes until you find yourself in a crisis situation. This blog is designed to give you some introductory information about a range of legal topics. Hopefully, it will help you to be prepared and informed should a legal concern arise. I really appreciate you breaking in to my humble little site. Please enjoy.