By Mel Chaudhary
Lawyer – Simpson, Thomas & Associates
If you have been injured in an accident, a personal injury lawyercan help you. Experienced personal injury lawyers know how to protect your legal interests and work hard to ensure you recover total compensation for your injuries and losses. If you are hesitant about contacting a lawyer or simply want to be better informed, read our top benefits of having a PI lawyer below.
Here are some of the ways a personal injury lawyer can help you:
Legal Strategy: Your personal injury lawyer will be there for you at each step of your claim, starting with meeting with you to assess your injuries and discuss all your options. At every stage, your lawyer will provide you with valuable legal advice and help you make informed decisions about your case.
Paperwork: Insurance claims and lawsuits involve extensive paperwork and critical deadlines. Your lawyer will prepare all required insurance forms and court filings for you, putting forward the most robust case possible and ensuring that limitation periods are met.
Communication: Once you hire a personal injury lawyer, you do not have to deal directly with the insurance company or insurance adjusters. Instead, your lawyer will handle all communications on your behalf, reducing your stress level and letting you focus on recovery from your injuries.
Evidence and Experts: PI lawyers know how to gather evidence to strengthen your case; evidence about how the accident occurred: the nature, extent, and cause of your injuries, and the value of your losses. Experienced personal injury lawyers draw on their connections with outside experts, including medical professionals, private investigators, CPAs, and accident engineers.
Evaluation and Negotiation: Insurance companies typically try to settle claims quickly—and for the lowest settlement possible. What is your claim worth? What outcome is best? Your personal injury lawyer will use their legal knowledge and experienceto advise you on the types of damages you can expect to receive and whether a settlement offer is fair. If the offer is not a fair one, your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve.
Trial Experience: Most personal injury claims settle without the need of a trial—but that does not mean you don’t need an experienced trial lawyer representing you from the outset. Having an experienced PI lawyer on your side shows you are prepared to take your case to trial to get the compensation you deserve. In addition, top personal injury lawyers build a reputation for willingness to go to trial; insurance companies know this, which often motivates them to be more fair and reasonable.
Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in BC?
Contact our experienced team today: call us at (604) 689-8888 or visit simpsonthomas.com to request your free legal consultation. Soon after, one of our team members or personal injury lawyers will get in touch to assist you.
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