Too often accident victims, unfamiliar with the legal system, are intimidated by it and, sometimes, due to fear of having to go to court, will delay or even not act to protect their rights because of this fear. This should never be the case. Most victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bite attacks, and other negligence cases have never hired an injury lawyer before and are afraid to even talk to one.
A personal injury lawyer will take care of your reluctance and fears and carefully walk you through the process. The truth is that when you hire an insurance claim lawyer, they can help you resolve your claim without filing a lawsuit or going to court. The goal for every personal injury and auto accident injury claim is to resolve the case without going to court. However, the insurance companies are very unfair and do not want to pay the true value of claims without a fight. It is much easier and less costly if the parties can agree on a settlement.
What Happens if I Hire Personal Injury Lawyer and We Do Go to Court?
If you have an aggressive and experienced injury lawyer, going to court to fight for maximum compensation is part of the process. When you file a lawsuit against someone, you enter into what attorneys call the litigation process. During litigation, interviews of all the parties are taken, written information is an exchange, and many different avenues for settlement negotiations. If a case ends up going to court, then many additional costs and additional preparation time are involved. Further, many cases settle well before trial, and many insurance claims resolve through settlement negotiations. Thus, the fear of going to court should, in no way, stop an accident victim from receiving counsel, support, instructions, guidance, and expert advice from a personal injury lawyer who will take you by the hand and guide you through the process and make sure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
Car Accident Victims Continue to Suffer Harm and the Insurance Companies Don’t Care About You
Given recent research data provided by the National Highway Safety Administration motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2012 will be an increase over 2011 and the first year for such an increase since 2005. There are 1700+ fatalities and 840,000 injuries each year due to vehicle crashes off public highways. Traffic incidents caused by pedestrian children versus auto, bike riding children versus auto, bus-riding children versus auto, and auto, itself, continue to be a leading cause of deaths in children. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens who have three times as many fatalities as all other drivers combined.
With auto accident figures and statistics such as these, there will be many individuals in need of help. The fear of whether or not you will have to go to court should never be an issue as clearly shown above. Your attorney is there to do his job and protect, lead, guide, and direct you.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm is Here to Help
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, contact our personal injury law firm today. All we handle are personal injury cases for injured victims. As a result of our focus on only representing people who are injured and our aggressive approach with the insurance companies, we are able to get more money for our clients than many other law offices can. The insurance companies keep track of every lawyer and they will pay more to lawyers who will fight hard for their clients. We are here to help and answer any questions with our free consultations.