If you’ve been injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, it is very likely that the thought of consulting with a lawyer has crossed your mind. You may hesitate for several reasons, including the often-mistaken belief that the facts of your case are so strong that they will speak for themselves in a court of law.
Determining the strength of your case
The best way to protect your legal rights following an injury is to consult with a professional and experienced attorney. An attorney can help determine the relevant parties to sue and the amount of compensation that you should seek.
Additionally, a lawyer can help you determine whether filing a claim is even a good idea in the first place. An attorney with expertise in the relevant federal or state laws can determine the strength of your claim so that you can confidently choose whether or not a lawsuit is really in your best interest.
Other key reasons to consult with an attorney
There are other important and overlooked reasons to hire an attorney to assist you with your personal injury claim.
For instance, if your case proceeds to court, a lawyer can obtain any relevant evidential support for your claim and will fight to suppress improper evidence that hurts your claim. Also, an attorney knows the relevant court procedures, including document filing, and can make sure that they are properly followed. Failure to follow the rules can have severe adverse consequences for your case.
If you decide to settle your case, your attorney can negotiate for you to reach a settlement that is favorable. In fact, the majority of cases often end in a settlement agreement. The defendant may offer a better settlement if you are represented by a lawyer during settlement negotiations.
Personal injuries can be devastating for you and your loved ones. The best way to move forward is to concentrate on healing and to consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer who can focus on the legal aspects of your case.
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C. will be on your side throughout the litigation or settlement process to ensure that your best interests are fully protected.