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Published On: Wed, May 8th, 2019

Don’t Go at It Alone: When and Why You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Can change your life.

The average payout for a personal injury claim is over $50,000. That’s more than most people make in a year.

So you’ve been injured in an accident. It can happen while driving, at the workplace, during a night out, or even right at home.

Safety is the immediate concern. Call 911 if you or somebody is seriously injured and in need of medical attention.

The next you call you should make should be to a personal injury lawyer.

Unfortunately, an injury can have lasting consequences on your health and wellbeing. Sure, the pain and danger experienced during the event is significant to say the least. But an injury today can result in large hospital bills, chronic pain, mental anguish, and disability tomorrow.

This can mean loss of quality of life and financial hardship.

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How Much Am I Entitled To?

The law dictates that compensation be provided relative to the overall burden caused by the injury. But this isn’t always so straight forward.

How can you quantify pain? If a pianist loses a finger how much more are they entitled to rather than, for example, if a singer was to do the same? How can you put a price on feeling anxiety every time you use an elevator?

Generally speaking, insurance companies will be the one charged with paying the victim of an injury the total sum of the compensation. As a business, they have it in their best interest to pay you the least amount possible. To make matters worse, they are experts in personal injury law and will use this to their advantage.

Do you trust an insurance company to tell you how much your health and mind are worth to you?

There is a time and place for pride and stoicism but that shouldn’t stand in the way of getting what you deserved from these insurance companies. Know when to hire a personal injury lawyer.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help If I’ve been hurt?

Hiring a lawyer ensures that you get the most amount of money possible.

The insurance company, or other party given the case, may deny any responsibility whatsoever or they may offer you a settlement. You may accept the payment (or lack thereof, attempt to settle out of court, or sue them for fairer payment.

A lawyer with expertise in personal injury claims should be in your corner. They have a depth of experience and knowledge and can provide you with the tools to stand up to the insurance companies.

Their responsibilities include:

  • Talking to you one-on-one, listening to your needs, and answering your questions
  • Taking care of all legal documents and their filing
  • Gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses
  • Calculating the total compensation that the insurance must pay you
  • Guiding you through the legal process
  • Representing your best interesting during negotiations and court, if necessary.

A Friend in Time of Need

Personal injury can take many forms and can have a devastating toll on people and their families. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, at work, or you were the victim of medical malpractice, insurance companies are going to try to pay you the least possible. Getting your deserved compensation depends on hiring a personal injury lawyer.

The lawyers here at Welch Law Firm, P.C. have many years of experience handling these kinds of cases. Contact us at [email protected] or call at 402-341-1200 for a consultation.

Author: Laura Brown

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