Many people don't realize the number of decisions that will suddenly have to be made. Along with these decisions come the phone calls and paperwork. Those injured gets calls from several insurance company adjusters, from hospitals and clinics about bills, and often times the police department or state investigating authority. If someone has passed away suddenly, there must be funeral plans made, along with phone calls to friends and family. There may also be serious questions about the estate of the deceased among family members.
For some people, they have a broad support network of family and friends who can step in in that time of need. Unfortunately, not all are so lucky. Often times a family friend or relative will take over the decision making. This can then cause a whole new set of problems. What a person really needs at a time like this is a new best friend. Someone to provide sound, unbiased advice that is solely in the best interest of injured or next of kin.
Peace of Mind
Hiring a personal injury lawyer means you can focus on healing yourself or others who are hurting. An experienced lawyer can send letters and stop the endless phone calls from occurring. An experienced lawyer will know how to properly handle these matters, along with protecting your rights. When under stress, the last thing you need to worry about is your legal rights. Sadly, insurance companies will often take advantage of people in these situations. A personal injury lawyer who understands the enormous implications of a serious injury can bring sudden peace of mind to all those involved in the situation.
Personal injury lawyers often work on a contingency fee basis. You may have heard "no fee, no recovery." This means a personal injury lawyer doesn't receive a fee for his work unless he is able to help you recover compensation. When a serious accident occurs, you can call a lawyer to protect your rights, and not have to pay anything out of pocket. Some lawyers work off "retainers," which require a person to pay for services up front.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to understand your case after only a short interview. Being represented by a lawyer in these serious situations really is a "nothing to lose" situation. If you, a family member, or a friend, suffer a serious injury or loss of a loved one, a personal injury lawyer can suddenly be your new best friend.
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