Personal injuries can occur in many different scenarios. From dog bites to slip and falls to car accidents to assaults and batteries, you want to make sure that you get the help you need. One of the most important people you should reach out to in the aftermath of an accident is an experienced personal injury attorney.
After an initial consultation, you will most likely want to move fairly quickly to retain a personal injury lawyer. Here’s why:
They Are Knowledgeable About Insurance Tactics
The reason why insurance companies have so much money is that they will use every dirty trick in the book to avoid any reasonable settlement, let alone a big payout, to those making claims. These tactics leave people without the money they deserve and keep more cash in the insurance companies’ pockets. Personal injury lawyers understand how insurance companies work and will fight to get a fair settlement for their clients.
They Know When to Settle
You may be offered an initial settlement from an insurance company in order to quickly end the claim. If you desperately need money at the moment, you may accept an offer that is much lower than you deserve.
Again, this is a trick by companies to keep as much money on their side. This practice has become so prevalent that the State of Nevada has recently enacted a law that allows unrepresented victims to rescind the unethical settlement.
An experienced personal injury attorney will look at your case and advise you on whether the offer is fair or if you should wait for a larger settlement.
They Have a Network of Professionals
An experienced personal injury lawyer will have a network of experts that can assist in your case. For example, if you have been injured in a car accident, they can contact an accident reconstructionist to analyze the police report and evidence.
An expert analysis will help determine the cause of the accident and the severity of your injury. Having a group of professionals for assistance will help make your case stronger.
They Can Reduce Your Stress
After an injury, your top priority should be to heal and rest. Personal injury claims involve spending time and energy filing paperwork and meeting deadlines. Dealing with insurance companies can be a stressful ordeal.
An attorney will take on that burden for you, drastically reducing your involvement. You will then have more time to relax, focus on your treatment, and spend time with your loved ones.
They Can Lessen Your Risk
If you lose your case and the court finds that it was frivolous, you may be stuck with hefty lawyers’ fees and other expenses for the other side. Before the case begins, an experienced personal injury attorney will review the details and determine if this is a case that is worth bringing to court and they can win.
The risk of having to pay large, unexpected fees is greatly reduced when a lawyer can advise you.
They Know How Much Money to Claim
After an injury, people are focused on covering their initial medical bills. However, they may not realize the lasting financial impact an injury can have on them. For example, missed work and physical therapy appointments can cause financial strain on families long after the injury.
People often end up asking for a settlement that is far below what they will need long-term. However, a personal injury attorney will work with experts to develop a fair settlement that covers current and future expenses related to your injury.
They Will Make an Investment in Your Case
A personal injury case can be expensive to pursue. There are filing fees for paperwork as well as fees for experts such as investigators. If you represent yourself, you will be expected to pay these costs upfront as they occur.
On the other hand, when you have a personal injury lawyer representing you and your case, they will typically cover the costs to ensure that the case continues.
Contact a Las Vegas Personal Injury Expert Today
Here at Cap and Kudler, we have been helping clients with personal injury claims since 2004. We will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, call us at (702) 878-8778 or use the online contact form.