When Should You Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you are wondering when you should contact a personal injury attorney
after being injured by the negligence of another, the time is now
. Many people who are injured in an auto accident
decide not to hire an attorney, believing they will end up with more money if they handle the issue on their own. The typical personal injury settlement when an attorney is involved is much larger—and comes to you with much less stress and frustration on your part. Insurance companies typically attempt to make a quick, lowball settlement with unrepresented clients; you do not want to be in this category.
Do Insurance Companies Have Your Best Interests at Heart?
Despite the commercials you see on television which make insurance companies seem all warm and fuzzy, the vast majority of these companies are interested in only their financial bottom line rather than whether you receive a fair settlement for your injuries. In any case, where your medical expenses are expected to be greater than $3,000 or when you have suffered serious injury from another’s negligence, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney
is definitely in your best interests.
Do You Know Which Laws Pertain to Your Accident?
Every situation is different, and many different Virginia laws can apply. Your personal injury attorney will bring extensive knowledge of the many laws which pertain to your case. While you may be able to read a law book, it can be difficult to understand how those laws pertain specifically to your case. The justice system can be very confusing and having a personal injury attorney by your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your personal injury case.
Do You Want to Deal with the Day-to-Day Stressful Aspects of Your Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury attorney will fully shoulder the stressful aspects of your case, leaving you the time to deal with your injuries and move forward with your life. Following an accident with injuries, there are a myriad of details to attend to. You will have doctor’s appointments and you may need to deal with your vehicle’s repair or replacement. You will have to speak to your own insurance company as well as the insurance company of the at-fault party
. Accident reports must be filed. The list can seem endless. Having a personal injury attorney by your side can go a long way in alleviating some of the stress by taking over some of the necessary tasks.
Do You Believe You Can Secure a Fair Settlement Without a Personal Injury Attorney?
As noted, you are simply much more likely to receive a fair settlement if you have an attorney to negotiate. A plaintiff with a personal injury attorney obviously means business and is not going to be pushed around. Having an attorney who is both a skilled negotiator and a formidable trial attorney
is often all that is needed to push the insurance company into offering a fair settlement quickly. The vast majority of plaintiffs simply are not equipped to negotiate their own personal injury settlement.
Can You Actually Litigate Your Personal Injury Claim if it Goes to Trial?
In fact, it is highly unlikely you could litigate your personal injury claim if you are unable to convince the insurance company to offer you a fair settlement. Leading a compromised life due to someone else’s negligence is not something your attorney will ever allow. Personal injuries can be caused by accidents at work— it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure your workplace is safe and you are protected from hazards. You could also be injured through an accident suffered during your leisure time, an unfortunate dog bite, or even a slip and fall
, which can happen virtually anywhere, anytime. Whatever your situation, you absolutely need an experienced personal injury attorney should your case go to trial.
Attorneys Protect Your Rights Following a Personal Injury
As any of us who have ever been in an accident
can attest to, feelings of frustration, confusion, vulnerability, and even anger at the situation you find yourself in are perfectly normal. Few of us are fully aware of the legal ins and outs of personal injury; all we know is that we are suddenly unable to work and provide for our family, injured and hurting, and facing astronomical medical bills. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a trusted, knowledgeable person in your corner right now, who would fight tirelessly for your rights and a fair settlement, enabling you to get your life back on track? That person is a Tronfeld West & Durrett attorney
. Our attorneys have knowledge pertaining to when alternative dispute resolution is appropriate, a history of working with other attorneys and judges who may be involved in your case, and substantial experience negotiating with insurance companies. Whether through a settlement or a trial, our personal injury attorneys will obtain the justice you deserve. Contact Tronfeld West & Durrett