Personal Injury Lawyers
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What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?
When a person is injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation, tort law, also known as injury law, will determine whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Personal injury lawyers, who specialize in tort law, can fight on your behalf to seek compensation from those who have caused the harm.
In What Cases Should You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
Although you have nothing to lose by consulting with a licensed attorney if you’ve suffered from an injury, a personal injury attorney is not always a must in all cases. Here we have listed several cases that almost certainly require an experienced attorney if you want the compensation you deserve.
1. Long-Term Or Permanently Disabling Injuries
In such cases, you need to figure out how your injuries will impact your earning capacity, so you can calculate how much your injuries are worth. That can be very difficult and requires expert assistance from a lawyer.
2. Severe Injuries
If you suffer severe injuries, you are likely to reach the policy limits of the at-fault party’s insurance policy. Therefore, you may only get a fraction of what you deserve. But a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue all available forms of compensation to which you are entitled.
3. Multiple Parties Are Involved Or Liability Is Not Clear
Let’s say you are injured in an accident for which you may be partially at-fault. You may face counterclaims and cross-claims by the other parties involved, and your settlement offer may be decreased or reduced to nothing because you are not the only victim and you may have proportional fault for the accident. In this case, you can hire a personal injury attorney to protect you from all the claims from other parties.
4. The Insurance Company Refuses To Pay Or Engages In Bad Faith Tactics
Sometimes, the at-fault party’s insurance company may refuse to make a fair settlement offer or engage in bad faith insurance tactics. In such situations, you need a licensed attorney to litigate the issue.
What Cases Does A Personal Injury Attorney Deal With
The area of tort law is vast. Personal injury attorneys deal with many kinds of cases. The common types are as follows:
Dangerous Property Or Buildings
Four Reasons Why A Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case
Sometimes you may be surprised to find that a personal injury lawyer will not take your case. You may wonder why, so here we have listed 4 reasons to consider.
1. How The Accident Occurred
Before taking your case, the lawyer will gauge the likelihood of success. If legal responsibility cannot be established or maybe the accident is partly your fault, the lawyer may decline your case.
2. The Injury Is Not Serious Enough
If you suffer minor injuries, then there will likely not be much monetary compensation. When the cost of developing the testimony exceeds the expected recovery from the case, an attorney may not accept the case.
3. You Sound Like You Have Talked To Many Other Lawyers
Many people tend to select the attorney based on the feedback they receive on the value of the case. But attorneys are not able to give a client a value of the case without knowing all the facts. So if you select the attorney this way, chances are the attorney will turn down your case.
4. The Economic Reality Of The Case
Attorneys are business people. They need to consider if the contingency fee they expect to receive is worth the time and money they must expend to move the case forward.
What Should You Look For In A Personal Defense Attorney?
Search the reviews of the lawyer to see if former clients are satisfied with the service.
Find out if the attorney has dealt with similar cases.
Make sure the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state.
Discuss the payment and fees before any work begins.
Find a lawyer you trust and are willing to communicate with.