Many people equate legal representation with the filing of lawsuits. This is the primary reason many people chose to handle their injury case on their own. However, in the vast majority of personal injury cases, this is simply not what happens. In fact, only about 5-10 percent of all personal injury matters ever go to trial.
You may feel that because the car accident wasn’t your fault, your case will he handled fairly. Unfortunately many people who choose to handle their own accident case are taken advantage of by the other party’s insurance company. While it is not required that you hire a personal injury lawyer, there are significant benefits in doing so.
Right to Seek Compensation
Civil laws in states across the country consistently preserve the right of a person injured as a result of negligence to seek compensation for a variety of possible losses. These compensatory damages are often sought to pay for medical bills or to offset wages lost during rehabilitation. Compensation may also be sought for pain and suffering. When loss of life occurs, surviving family members have a statutory right to seek compensation for other losses as well, such as loss of companionship. A personal injury lawyer can help you or your loved ones obtain the maximum compensation possible.
Negotiating With Insurance Companies
Insurance companies and personal injury lawyers negotiate monetary settlements on a regular basis without ever going to trial. The negotiating process can sometimes take some time, but an injured person typically incurs no expense unless a monetary award is successfully obtained. Personal injury lawyers routinely accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that a personal injury lawyer receives a pre-arranged percentage of the money awarded. The lawyer receives no fee if there is no monetary recovery. This makes it easier for many people to obtain a personal injury lawyers.
Awareness of Insurance Company Tendencies
Attorneys that focus on personal injury law become familiar with the dollar amounts that are commonly negotiated for various kinds of injuries. Attorneys may also gain knowledge of the tendencies and tactics of various auto insurers over time. This knowledge may help such lawyers to negotiate fair settlements for their clients.
Getting Help from a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
At Hancock Law Firm, we fight for what is just. Our Tampa law firm has obtained significant settlements and verdicts on various types of serious personal injury cases including car accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death and other traumatic injury cases. Call us for a free consultation at which you can discuss injuries that you or a family member suffered due to another person’s negligence. There is no cost or obligation to use our law firm.