In the unfortunate event that you get into a personal injury accident, whether as an injured party or the person being claimed against, one of the questions that you will ask yourself is whether you will engage the services of a personal injury lawyer. The hesitancy of hiring a lawyer is understandable—you feel like the situation is not too serious to involve a lawyer, or you just do not know who to approach, or the most common reason: you are reluctant to shell out money for what seems like an additional and unnecessary expense.
While it is acknowledged that getting a personal injury lawyer for your case will definitely cost some money, the reality is that you are paying for professional and top-notch legal services that will relieve yourself from any more stress brought about by the already difficult situation. In personal injury cases, the circumstances can be very stressful. You will most certainly need someone who will unburden you of the stress, and who will just get the job done.
Below are the reasons why you should get a personal injury lawyer to handle your case.
The 5 Ps of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
In getting involved in a personal injury case, or any kind of dispute for that matter, engaging the legal services of a professional to expertly handle your case is a clear advantage. Lawyers have had years of training and experience in the field, so you are assured that your case, in particular, will be dealt with professionally—with skill, knowledge, and expertise in the law and in negotiating claims.
Concerning the first point, personal injury lawyers, because of their substantial experience and knowledge in personal injury cases, have already acquired an equally substantial mastery in handling this particular kind of dispute. They are not only proficient in the relevant laws and jurisprudence, but they also are proficient in drafting the necessary documents and in negotiating claims, so that you, as the client, will be compensated at an amount you rightfully deserve. Correspondingly, if you are a defendant, a personal injury lawyer will work to minimize the compensation you are to pay.
More often than not, you will be negotiating with insurance companies, through an insurance adjuster, in most personal injury cases. As emphasized in our previous post on Dealing With Insurance Companies In Personal Injury Cases, an insurance adjuster works to protect the interest of his employer, the insurance company. So to level the playing field, you will need someone who will represent you, so that your legal interest is protected as well. This is where the personal injury lawyer comes in. A personal injury lawyer puts you on an equal footing with the insurance company and therefore removing any undue advantage it has over you. Essentially, if an insurance adjuster works to protect the insurance company, a personal injury lawyer protects YOU.
A personal injury lawyer offers a partnership. He will cooperate with you to ensure that your case is pursued properly, from the investigation to the negotiations and settlement, up to the judicial proceedings, should you and the opposing party decide to take things to court. With a lawyer on your side, you will be able to make informed decisions in all parts of this entire process, while also having someone to handle the complicated and legal aspects of your case. This, without a doubt, is a much more ideal setup than you going through everything alone.
Peace of Mind
Ultimately, a personal injury lawyer provides you peace of mind. Getting involved in a mishap, as mentioned above, is already a stressful situation in itself. When you take into consideration the consequences that come after, like paying the whopping medical bills and negotiating with the party or parties involved, the circumstances become doubly hard. A personal injury lawyer takes care of all of these repercussions so that you can focus on yourself and your recovery—peace of mind, indeed.
Professionalism, proficiency, protection, partnership, and peace of mind—these, certainly, are what we bring to the table. If you are in the Atlanta area and require legal assistance with any personal injury case, Musgrove Trial Firm is ready to help and represent. Located in Norcross, Georgia, Musgrove prides itself in its team of highly skilled and competent personal injury lawyers, and these legal experts, after the initial consultations and discussions, undertake to pursue your case sufficiently and well.
Musgrove Trial Firm can be reached by sending us a message on our website or by giving us a call at (678) 226-1994 for immediate assistance.