An injury or accident can be a major life calamity, and it can force you to ask some serious questions. Among them: Should I hire a personal injury lawyer? Yes or no, the answer depends mainly on whether you’re at fault in causing the injury and the extent of the damages you’ve suffered. Ultimately the decision is yours, but there are times when you should strongly consider a good personal injury attorney.
Good Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer:
- When you’re involved in a substantial car crash and have to deal with the other side’s insurance company. Auto accidents make up a major portion of the cases represented by personal injury attorneys. In these cases, insurers are typically liable for most of the damages. Sometimes they’re forthright and pay claims promptly in the required amounts. Too often, however, they play games with victims or simply refuse to pay. A good personal injury attorney can act as both an advocate and a communication gateway, parsing the complex language that insurance companies often throw at victims in an effort to confuse them. A personal injury lawyer can ensure a client is never tricked into giving away money or dragged into a bureaucratic or legal situation he or she isn’t equipped to handle alone.
- Where there’s a dispute, where a serious injury or major property damage is involved, or where another party is underinsured or uninsured, it’s almost always a good idea to retain counsel. Car accidents aren’t the only situations where a good personal injury attorney is a valuable asset. Many other injuries involve liability insurance, and many other injuries involve opposing parties who refuse to pay or who try to pay as little as possible.
- In any situation, an attorney can make sure a client’s case stays on track. Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, so it’s important to be aware of legal deadlines and court filing requirements should a suit against an insurance company or another person prove necessary.
A good reason not to hire a personal injury lawyer:
- It’s never a smart idea to blow things out of proportion. If you’ve been involved in a minor fender-bender or a simple accident your insurance will handle without a fight, there’s probably no need to involve a lawyer.
If you’re still not sure whether or not you need an attorney, call Ty Wilson at 1-866-937-5454 to discuss your claim. Ty is dedicated to not only helping the injured and the families of the injured, but he strives to provide people who have been hurt with information so they can become more knoweldgeable about their situation.
Ty urges anyone who has been injured in a car wreck to read his book, 10 Secrets of Georgia Car Wreck Claims. It’s free. Call 1-888-689-5224 or order online.