If you’ve recently suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s oversight, a personal injury attorney can be a major asset whether or not you want to take your case to court. While there’s no guarantee, 95 percent to 96 percent of personal injury cases are settled pretrial. In either scenario, it’s helpful to have a personal injury attorney to advocate for you.
Insurance providers don’t always cover the one-hundred percent of your medical treatment following an accident. If that’s the case for you, a personal injury attorney may be able to help ease that financial burden. Personal injury law is filled with misconceptions, but ethical and knowledgeable attorneys can be an invaluable resource when you’re seeking rightful compensation for your injuries. If you choose to work with an attorney, a major part of their job will be determining whether to take your case to trial, but there’s a lot of work that leads up to the trial or settlement. An attorney will counsel you on the best course of action for your case and help with negotiations should the case go to a settlement.
Some of the additional benefits of working with a personal injury attorney include:
- Resolving your case quickly. Due to the number of parties involved — the injured party, the defendant, hospitals/doctors, insurance companies — injury lawsuits can take months or even years for the most involved cases.
- Reducing the amount of hassle on your end. Any sort of legal action will require a time commitment, often meaning time off of work and/or time you could have spent doing the things you enjoy. Having someone else who is dedicated to reviewing and fighting your case will lower your burden all around.
- Evaluating settlement offers. An objective third party can better value your case. A good personal injury attorney will do everything they can to get you the maximum compensation that is appropriate for your case.
- Avoiding unnecessary and costly legal expenses. As mentioned, personal injury lawsuits can cost time and money. This will be significantly reduced if your case goes to the settlement before ever going to court.
Finding a personal injury attorney and getting the compensation you deserve may be just the thing you need to complete the healing process. If you feel that you may have a case, find a local attorney who you trust. For those in the Chicago area, you’re in good hands with Schwaner Injury Law. When it comes down to it, having a personal injury attorney in your court — both literally and metaphorically — can lend your case more validity, as it can be hard to be seen as impartial if you are the one who suffered the injuries.