Injury lawyers provide legal services to those who have been injured, either physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence of another person, company, government agency, or entity. Negligence occurs when someone fails to use reasonable care to avoid causing injury or loss to another person. In other words, negligence occurs when one person carelessly injures another person.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Any case or claim that involves an injury to the body or mind falls under the umbrella of personal injury law. Some of the most common types of cases handled by injury law firms include:
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
- Animal bite injuries
- Auto accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Insurance/bad faith claims
Injury law firms help plaintiffs receive compensation for their losses, including loss of earning capacity due to an inability to work, pain and suffering, reasonable medical expenses, both present and expected, emotional distress, loss of consortium or companionship, and legal costs and attorney fees. They also work to safeguard clients from being victimized by insurance companies and the legal system.
Reasons why you should hire an injury law firm.
- Professional and objective
- Can help you make better decisions
- Can help you get medical attention
- They know how to negotiate
- They Give You Peace of Mind
- They can help you get faster compensation
- They can provide you with legal coverage
- Final words
Below are the top 7 benefits of hiring an injury law firm if you’ve been injured in an accident or at-fault of another person or entity:
1.They have experience with similar claims
This knowledge of the law, insurance company tactics, and previous case history will save you a lot of time and research.
2.There are no fees if you don’t win your case
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe fees if they don’t win for you – and if they do win, the fees will come out of the settlement so no payment is required upfront.
- Working with a lawyer saves you time
Do you have hours and hours to request your own medical records? Review police and medical charts? Communicate back and forth with the insurance adjuster? Let professionals handle this for you.
- You may find alternative ways to reach a resolution
Law firms such as Quirk Reed LLP are willing to handle your arbitration, mediation, or even trial.
- They have experience working with other lawyers
They can work with your attorneys in other practice areas to reach a solution in your best interest. Also, handle the insurance company’s lawyers if your case goes past negotiations.
6.Settlements are generally higher when working with an attorney
They know it’s not always fair, but people who hire attorneys statistically receive more money in their injury settlement.
- An attorney can go to trial
Well, you can go to trial and represent yourself but the odds of you getting a good result, against the experienced attorneys of the defense, are low.