These days lawyers don’t have the best reputation, especially personal injury lawyers. With an abundance of vocal tort reform advocates, and websites like legalzoom.com making the public believe they can single-handedly resolve legal issues, more and more people are likely asking themselves, “Do I really need to hire a lawyer after a car accident?”
The answer is NO, you don’t HAVE to hire a lawyer, but you SHOULD hire a lawyer! Lawyers ensure maximum compensation is awarded after you or a loved one has been seriously injured.
You should hire an experienced accident lawyer to represent you after a car accident because:
1) Personal Injury Accident Lawyers are trained to know and understand Ohio’s complex personal injury laws.
Every case is different, and hiring an experienced lawyer will help you navigate the laws of your state. An accident attorney will also advise you about the important steps you should take following your accident in order to preserve your claim. Everything that happens from the moment after the collision may be vitally important to your case. You can’t be in the dark if you want to be successful.
2) Accident Lawyers have experience negotiating with insurance companies.
Hiring an accident attorney to negotiate your settlement after a car accident allows you to create an even playing field between you and the insurance company. Insurance companies are big corporations, and they often try to take advantage of the little guy. An experienced personal injury lawyer won’t let that happen. You also want to find a successful attorney who has the resources to match the insurance companies dollar for dollar, so they have no choice but to give you the compensation you deserve.
3) An accident lawyer will provide you with competent representation in court.
With some research anyone can become knowledgeable about the legal process, but making sure you have competent representation in court is something only a lawyer can do for you. A lawyer knows exactly how to protect your rights. Insurance companies will try to prove anything to avoid compensating you for your injuries, but an attorney will stop you from walking into their traps.
The final and most important reason you should hire a personal injury accident lawyer is because there is NO RISK.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means they don’t take their fee unless your case is successful. The fee then becomes a predetermined percentage of your recovery. You will NEVER have to pay one cent up front.
Hiring an attorney will put you in the best position for success. If you or a loved one was injured in a bad accident, you have to call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373.
Author: Tim Misny | For more than 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.