YOU ASK:

Do I need a personal injury attorney to represent me in a serious personal injury lawsuit?

WE ANSWER:

Although it is not always necessary to hire a lawyer to represent you in court, especially if the injuries you have suffered are minor, for a serious personal injury lawsuit you are strongly recommended to turn to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the incident.

If you are unsure as to whether your personal injuries would qualify as serious, you can find this out by visiting a specialized website and filling out a case evaluation form, detailing the nature of your injuries. These online tools are free and easy to use, and they promise to put you in contact with an experienced personal injury attorney who will evaluate your case within minutes and advise you as to how to proceed.

It is important to know that by filling out a case evaluation form, you do not put yourself under an obligation to use the services of the respective attorney of you decide to go ahead and start a personal injury lawsuit.

Why It Is Important to Hire a Good Personal Injury Attorney

Having an experienced, fair and skilled attorney is of utmost importance, since the amount of damages you will be awarded to compensate you for your pain and suffering in a personal injury lawsuit, depends on the performance of your legal representative. This is especially the case when you have suffered serious personal injuries.

Despite the defense fees, a skilled personal injury attorney will help you reach a claim settlement that will be more favorable than if you had to rely on your insurer alone, since insurers as a rule try to minimize the claimants' damages.

Here are the three basic questions you need to ask an attorney before hiring them to represent you in a serious personal injury lawsuit:

  • What is the attorney's experience and have they dealt with similar cases before?
  • How long will the personal injury case take before a settlement is reached?
  • What are the defense fees?
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