Seek the Help of a Personal Injury Lawyer
Many people struggle with the decision to hire a personal injury lawyer after an accident. For many reasons, it almost always is.
At the very least, it is worth discussing your case with a competent attorney, like those at Robert J. Debry & Associates.
Here are some other reasons:
You are Not a Lawyer
Your lawyer will know the deadlines, processes, and requirements to build a solid case to your benefit. They will also be able to help you avoid pitfalls, like talking to insurance companies and settling prematurely.
A Lawyer has Seen Your Case (or one just like it)
Your case is not unique in almost every situation, but every legal case is complex, mainly if the other side has retained counsel. An experienced attorney will understand how the law works in your situation, how a judge or jury will likely respond, and any pitfalls that exist that can undermine your efforts.
Impartiality Helps Bring Clarity
The law can be confusing. More to the point, sometimes, what seems obvious can be murky legally. Your attorney can quickly assess your case and point out its strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to make an informed decision regarding the next steps.
Miss one deadline or fill out the paperwork wrong, and your case can be lost or at least put in jeopardy. An experienced attorney will know the process and can help keep you on track.
You may be a great negotiator, but you will be outnumbered, and legal negotiation is different than most types of negotiation. Your personal injury lawyer will have legal negotiation experience and understand the adversary’s goals before you even start talking.
You can go it alone. You might even be successful. Chances are, however, you will be going up against a legal team that has more legal knowledge and experience.
If that seems daunting, contact the attorneys at Robert J. Debry & Associates to get a free consultation today.