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When and Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you’ve ever been in an accident, or have been injured in some way due to the carelessness of somebody else, then you may be struggling with a number of questions at the moment. You may be wondering what you should do with all the medical expenses, which is compounded by all the loss of income from time not working. You may be racking your brain about how to adjust to your current change in circumstances. One of the biggest questions that you may be struggling with right now is if you have to hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Maybe all you require is some advice. In certain cases, however, you may need an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through the process and help you receive the compensation you deserve so that you can get back to your old life as much as possible. 


Do I Need A Lawyer For My Personal Injury Claim?


There isn’t necessarily a legal requirement to have a lawyer handle your personal injury claim. You could technically file all the necessary paperwork yourself and represent yourself in court, if you choose to do si. However, your chances for winning your case and receiving the compensation that you deserve are a lot higher if you decide to hire an experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer like Thompson & Thomas PA. Depending on the specific circumstances that surround your injury, you may have to bring in expert witnesses, sort through documents provided by the defendant, and also provide a  depth and breadth of evidence in court in order to prove your case. You will have to follow complex rules of evidence and procedure in order to present your case, make objections, file motions, etc. You also need to know how to leverage your case during negotiations to land on a settlement that you are happy with, outside of court. 


Your insurance company is not on your side- their goal is to make sure that you receive the least amount of money possible- and deal with issues like these every single day. The vast majority of injured civilians probably have never had much contact with the legal system before the accident happened. Our highly experienced lawyers at Thompson & Thomas PA will be able to help you level the playing field by negotiating settlements, navigating the pre-trial process, taking your case to trial, and fighting for the compensation you deserve- all with a greater chance of success than if you do yourself. 


Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer


You may want to try and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company or at-fault party, only to discover that the only settlement they offer you is completely unfair- or nonexistent. Even just the act of hiring a personal injury lawyer of the party you are claiming against, and raise your likelihood of negotiating a fair settlement.


A good personal injury lawyer will listen to you, thoroughly gather information and evidence, talk to you about all of your options, and guide you through pursuing the course of action that you ultimately choose. Their job includes:

  • Handling your case personally, listening to your needs, and responding quickly to your questions
  • Calculating and documenting all of your losses
  • Making sure that all court documents, insurance claims, and other paperwork are filed correctly
  • Systematically gathering crucial pieces of evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses who were present at the incident of your injury
  • Representing your interests throughout negotiations with insurance companies
  • Fielding prospective settlement offers and acting in your best interest


If you are seeking a personal injury lawyer for your personal injury claim, call Thompson & Thomas PA for a consultation today.