5 Reasons You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Life is usually very stressful following a car accident or other personal injury. You may be unable to work, limiting your income and earning capacity. The medical bills are coming in. All the while, rent, insurance, utilities, and other bills are due. It may seem hiring a Los Angeles personal injury attorney would not fit in your budget, but retaining a lawyer can be the best thing.

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Filing a lawsuit against a negligent or at-fault party can have many benefits. Given their knowledge, experience, and influence, an attorney can help in many ways. Here’s 5 reasons why, as an accident victim or loved one of a victim, you should have a personal injury attorney:

  1. An Attorney Works in Your Best Interests

Insurance companies only work in the interest of their client and business. In doing so, they’re looking to pay out the least amount possible, which is probably not enough money to cover your bills and daily necessities. On the other hand, your attorney advocates for you, your rights, and negotiates with insurers on your behalf.

  1. Understanding of the Legal Process

Filing an injury claim requires lots of paperwork. There are statutes of limitations for just about every type of personal injury claim. Attorneys know and fully understand all the rules and guidelines that apply to your claim, and will minimize the chances for error. A lawyer experienced with your type of injury claim may also find legal loopholes (or prevent the defense from finding one) that can result in a higher settlement amount.

  1. Expert Damage Evaluation

An attorney can investigate a claim on many levels. Helping you receive the compensation you are entitled to, they can factor in various aspects of the case, such as:

  • Injuries you may not be aware of
  • Accident-related problems you didn’t think about
  • Road or manufacturing defects
  • Insurers that spin injury-related details
  • Proof the accident wasn’t your fault

Experienced personal injury lawyers are connected with investigators, who can help build your claim and look closely at your assets, insurance, and liability.

  1. Multiple Ways to Reach Resolutions

Insurance adjusters are notoriously difficult. If an attorney can’t negotiate a fair settlement, arbitration, mediation, and other forms of dispute resolution may be used. Your lawyer can even weight the pros and cons of taking your case to trial. Representing yourself on trial rarely gets good results; with an experienced attorney, a jury can be convinced to sway their verdict in your favor.

  1. Financial Advantages

Most people think hiring a personal injury attorney is expensive. In fact, The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani doesn’t charge a fee unless your case wins. You won’t owe anything if your case doesn’t win; if it does, the fees come out of your settlement proceeds, so you never pay anything up front. Even with a lawyer’s fees, you’ll still receive more money than, for example, accepting an insurance company’s offer without representation.

Contact Our Car Accident Attorney in Los Angeles Today

The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is known for the best car accident attorney and legal services in California. Serving Los Angeles and Orange County, we’ve won many multi-million-dollar settlements for clients injured in car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. For more information, browse our online resources, FAQ, results, and blog. Contact us at 888-952-2952 to find out how much your case is worth, or submit a message online to receive a free case evaluation at your home or place of business.