Does Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Mean I’m Filing a Lawsuit?
A personal injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Not only are you out of work, but you now have unexpected medical bills to pay. Battling with insurance companies or other responsible parties can be emotionally draining, stunting the healing process. If you have found yourself in this position, then a personal injury lawyer can help you fight back and get on with your life.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A common misconception among the general public is that lawyers only work in the courtroom. When you hire an attorney, surely you are declaring a war that will take place in the courtroom, right? In fact, that is an incorrect assumption. Rather, lawyers defend the rights of individuals, and in fact, only a small percentage of personal injury cases go to trial.
When filing a claim against the responsible party, you are simply informing them of your decision to pursue compensation. After the claim has been filed, your personal injury lawyer will work on your behalf to settle the claim out of court. If a settlement cannot be reached, there is never any pressure to take legal action (i.e. filing a lawsuit). But, your lawyer would be more than happy to pursue a case if that is your wish.
What Can a Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?
The complexity of some personal injury cases can be overwhelming — required documentation alone can scare an individual from even filing a claim. In cases such as these, a personal injury lawyer can do all the legwork while you focus on healing.
Common tasks that a personal injury lawyer performs include:
- Collecting documentation (police reports, eyewitness testimonies, medical charts, billing statements)
- Contacting insurance and/or other responsible parties on your behalf
- Providing counsel on settlements
How Can Hancock Injury Attorneys Help You?
The knowledge, experience, and past case results of a law firm help to provide insight into the potential outcome of your case. Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience assisting injured victims and their families in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful deaths, and other serious injuries.
Our Tampa personal injury law firm has successfully handled cases against some of the largest insurance companies and corporations, including Allstate, State Farm, Geico, Travelers, Publix, and Wal-Mart Super Center. Hancock Injury Attorneys has offices throughout Tampa Bay. We are ready to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.