No one expects to be severely injured or suffer through illness, especially when the circumstances surrounding your injury that was caused by someone’s negligence. Your focus should be on healing and making sure your family is taken care of. But figuring out how you will be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages can weigh heavy on your mind. Hiring a personal injury lawyer has several benefits that will help you navigate the process and move forward.
#1: Personal Injury Lawyers Understand the Legal Process
Personal injury lawyers specialize in cases involving accidents or illness caused by another party’s negligence. Examples of the types of cases personal injury attorneys handle include car crashes, truck accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death, and slip & fall incidents. Because of your attorney's legal training and depth of experience, he or she has in-depth knowledge of personal injury law (tort law) and what elements are needed to build a strong case.
In a personal injury claim, your attorney will gather evidence, interview witnesses, review medical records and consult with experts if needed to build your case, prove your injuries and liability. They will also make sure to meet all deadlines and ensure legal documents are properly filed to protect your case.
#2: An Attorney Can Save You Time and Money
Some injured victims consider representing themselves in negotiations for a settlement and later a legal claim. Personal injury cases can be quite time consuming, even more so for someone unfamiliar with the process and the law who has to navigate a claim on their own. It can take far more time to try to do it yourself as you try to figure out the details.
A personal injury law firm, like Brandon J. Broderick, has a team of attorneys and legal professionals who know exactly what to do and when. By freeing up your time from legal and insurance hassles, you can focus on healing.
#3: Maximize the Value of Your Claim
Personal injury claims typically seek compensation amounts for two types of damages -- economic and non-economic. Economic damages include tangible losses such as medical bills and lost income while non-economic damages include intangible losses like pain and suffering. Determining how much your personal injury claim is worth is quite complex and insurance companies will try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge and experience.
A personal injury attorney will know how to properly value your claim and will consider many aspects about how the accident or illness has affected you and your family to determine an amount to pursue. In cases of serious injury that will require long-term medical care, your claim can include future medical expenses and future lost income. The higher the potential claim value, the more likely the defendant or insurance company will try to deny or devalue your claim.
#4: An Experienced Attorney Can Take Your Case to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial, as most cases will settle before that happens. But if negotiations break down and settlement can’t be reached, you may need to pursue a lawsuit that goes to trial. In this case, you want to have an experienced personal injury lawyer with trial experience on your side to obtain the maximum compensation you and your family need.
#5: Support & Compassion
A personal injury attorney can be a great source of support for you and your family after an accident. By handling the details and negotiations with the at-fault party and insurance company, your lawyer relieves you of this tedious burden, allowing you to focus on what really matters.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we believe in exceptional client care. To us, that means an experience free from legalese, hype, hassle, and intimidation. With us by your side, you can put the worries aside.
Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Working with an experienced, top-rated personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case and ease the worry and burden of dealing with the legal and insurance process. When you hire an attorney from Brandon J. Broderick, you pay nothing upfront. We work on contingent fees that are only collected if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, for a free consultation. With our proven track record of success and our commitment to client care, we can turn your setback into a comeback.