Will I Receive More Money If I Have A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Will I Receive More Money If I Have A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another person, business or government agency, you are probably considering the services of a personal injury lawyer. Whether it was an automobile accident, a workplace accident, a slip-and-fall or some other kind of accident, injuries can cause many long term damages —both financial and emotional. For this reason, it is so important that you come away with the proper compensation to support you or your loved one. 
Hiring a personal injury attorney

The Research Data Says It All

Before we get into some of the specifics about how a personal injury lawyer can help you win more money in your case, let’s take a quick look at a couple important pieces of data. The Insurance Research Council did a comprehensive study to compare the value of settlements people received for the same injury when they were represented with and without a lawyer. People who were represented by a personal injury lawyer received almost three and a half times more (this is even after the attorney’s fees were paid).

There are many reasons why personal injury attorneys are able to help their clients receive more money than those who do not utilize the services of a lawyer. On this page, we will cover the many different ways in which a personal injury lawyer can help you get more money.  

A Personal Injury Lawyer Will Track Down The Negligent Parties Responsible

Identifying the negligent party in an injury case is not always black-and-white. Often times, there are more than one negligent parties. For example, if an accident takes place at an intersection with limited signage — such as visible stop signs — the government will hold some responsibility. Or, a bar or restaurant can be held responsible if a drunk driver causes an accident after being over served. 

An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to analyze your case to make sure every potential negligent party is identified. By doing so, you stand the chance to receive more money when more parties are involved. 

A Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How To Communicate With Insurance Companies

Insurance companies can be very difficult to work with — to say the least. Unfortunately, many insurance companies have even carried out some very immoral actions. Here are a few acts of intimidation that we have seen insurance companies try to pull on injury victims over the years:

  • They will try to get you to admit to something that you didn’t do. This will be recorded and used against you. 
  • They will tell you that you were at fault for the injury, denying you of all compensation. 
  • They will claim that your medical records are not sufficient. They will recommend using one of their approved medical professionals for a re-assessment.  
  • They will tie up your claim for a long period of time. This often makes people desperate to settle for any amount of money. In these cases, people take much less than they deserved. 

The above-mentioned approaches are just a few of the ways an insurance company will try to intimidate injury victims. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer WILL NOT allow the insurance companies to get away with any of these tactics. 

A personal injury attorney will know how to communicate with insurance companies so that your case can move forward. The reputation of a personal injury law firm also goes along way with these communications. Here at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorney, PC, we have been working with insurance companies in Oregon for many years. Our stellar reputation makes it easier to get through to these insurance agencies. Make no mistake, insurance companies are certainly aware of the reputable law firms that necessitate the proper attention and care. 

A Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How To Analyze The Scene Of An Accident/Injury

Putting together a case that will lead you to the proper compensation takes time, patience, and experience. When it comes to experience, you need to rely on a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will know exactly what to look for at the scene of an automobile accident. There are many different factors that can prove the fault of negligent party. When it comes to slip-and-fall cases, there are many details at the scene of the injury that can help prove fault of the owner of the location. And if you or someone you know was the unfortunate victim of a truck accident, these are very complex cases that require years of knowledge and experience to end up at a successful outcome. If you don’t hire a lawyer, you are most likely going to miss out on key pieces of evidence that can lead you to a higher settlement amount. 

A Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How To Assess your Injuries

The compensation that you receive relies heavily on the assessment of your injuries. The most complex aspect of this calculation occurs when it’s time to evaluate the future ramifications of an injury. It’s important to understand how an injury will impact you in the future. You may not be able to go back to work in the same capacity as you could previously to the injury. Or, you may have long term therapy that will cost money. These are aspects that a lawyer will properly break down. 

A good personal injury lawyer will work closely with your medical team to get a better understanding of the future. By doing so, an accurate compensation figure will be calculated to address potential lost income, future medical costs and any other relevant damages. Once this monetary figure is calculated, your lawyer will do everything possible to win you this settlement amount. 

A Personal Injury Lawyer Knows The State Laws

It’s important to remember that every state operates differently from a legal perspective. For this reason, you need an experienced lawyer in the state of Oregon to handle your injury case. There are pertinent laws and procedures that pertain to Oregon. In some cases, if you don’t follow the proper procedures, you could lose your case entirely. 

An experienced Oregon personal injury attorney will know:

  • All of the Oregon personal injury laws
  • Any relevant and updated statutes
  • All of the proper legal precedents that pertain to an auto accident, slip-and-fall, workers comp or any other personal injury case

A Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How To Fight For You In Court

If your case goes to court, there is very little chance that you will come away with compensation without a lawyer by your side. Going to court is a complex process that requires legal expertise and knowledge.  Even though most cases end up in a settlement out of court, it’s always good to have that peace of mind knowing that your personal injury lawyer is ready to fight for you in court if needed. 

Don’t Go It Alone

When it comes to these complex legal cases, it’s important to know that there are highly experienced personal injury attorneys ready to help you. If you want to come away with the highest compensation figure possible to support your injury for the long term, you need a personal injury attorney by your side.  

If you or someone you know was the victim of an injury by auto accident, slip-and-fall or some other incident due to the negligence of others here the state of Oregon, contact us today for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us directly at: 1-800-285-8678. Our team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys will do everything possible to make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve.

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