If you or a loved one have been injured in a car or truck accident, or in a nursing home, then it is recommended that you hire a personal injury lawyer. There are four major advantages to hiring an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
First, the job of the lawyer is to maximize the value of your claim. Many believe that a personal injury lawyer will eat into your recovery. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Most injury attorneys take cases on a contingency, meaning that they do not get paid unless you get paid. As such, they have “skin in the game” and are likely to work hard for you. That is supported by recent studies, which show that settlements are up to 40% higher for people represented by lawyers than those who are not.
Second, having a lawyer allows you to step away from the claim and get back to a normal life. The lawyer is going to speak on your behalf and handle all the phone calls, emails, and other correspondence with the insurance company. In other words, having a lawyer on your side means that all you have to worry about is getting better.
Third, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help coordinate your medical treatment. Many injury lawyers have a network of medical providers that will work off of liens. This means that the medical provider will not charge you out of pocket for treatment, but will hold off until the settlement or a verdict is reached by the attorney.
Fourth, trial lawyers can prepare and ultimately take your case to trial. If a fair settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company, a jury trial is going to be the only way for you to recover full value. Conducting a jury trial is almost impossible for a lay person, and even most lawyers do not take cases to trial regularly. When the at-fault insurance adjuster knows that you have a lawyer that can go the distance, they are more likely to put more money on the claim.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car or truck wreck, or in a nursing home, please call and speak to the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Schenk Smith today.