What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

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Whenever you suffer an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, your friends and family members will ask: did you hire a lawyer to help you file the claim? Many plaintiffs are not convinced that they really need a Conyers personal injury lawyer, because they believe that their claim is clear as daylight.

Actually, the situation will get very cloudy once you are faced with an insurance adjuster whose job is to deny your claim. The presence of an experienced attorney is the only guarantee you have that you stand a chance of winning the compensation you deserve. Here is how a lawyer works to help you:

1. The Lawyer Will Evaluate the Merits of Your Claim

During the free case evaluation, a personal injury attorney will listen to your story, ask questions and look at the evidence you have. Years of experience allows them to make a quick and accurate assessment whether you do or do not have a solid claim.

Sometimes, the facts are not as clear-cut as you believe. Or, you may not be aware that a specific item that you did not consider very important is actually the most crucial piece of evidence in your favor.

2. Experienced Attorneys Know How to Evaluate Contributory Fault

When it comes to personal injury cases, one of the essential steps is determining the proportion of fault of both parties. This is a mandatory element under the comparative negligence principle, in order to determine who has the right to file a claim and how much they can recover. In Georgia, you must be less than 50% at fault in order to be eligible to file a claim for damages.

As your lawyer will tell you, cases where one party carries 100% of the fault and the other 0% are very rare. In reality, you will be found to have contributed slightly to your accident. What really matters is evaluating this percentage of fault correctly.

The reason for this is that the amount of your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if your damages are $100,000 and you are 10% at fault, you stand to recover $90,000. However, if you are found to be 40% at fault, you will only recover $60,000.

a lawyer will tell you if you have a valid personal injury claim

3. Lawyers Can Find Evidence or Hire Experts to Prove Your Case

An astute lawyer knows when a client has a valid claim. However, they do not have a lot of supporting evidence. This is why you need to contact a skilled Conyers personal injury lawyer. Where other legal professionals would walk away from the case, a reliable attorney goes forth to find the necessary evidence.

From a mobile phone log to a history of insurance claims or complaints from the neighbors, the attorney will be able to show a pattern of negligence, which makes your case credible.

Also, they know various expert witnesses who can back your claim with their professional opinion in various aspects, from the extent of your injuries to the value of your damages.

4. Shielding You from Unpleasant Interactions with the Insurance Adjuster

Without a lawyer, you would have to attend every appointment with the insurance adjuster in person. While they may appear friendly at the beginning – when they believe that they can determine you to settle for a lowball amount – they will become increasingly aggressive as you persist with your claim.

Their goal is to persuade you to drop the claim or trick you into contradicting yourself or admitting fault. However, if you have a lawyer by your side, the adjuster will not attempt to intimidate you. Moreover, you do not have to be present at all the meetings between the lawyer and the adjuster.

5. Winning the Fair Compensation You Deserve

Using negotiating skills, knowledge of the law and experience, an attorney can persuade the insurance company to settle your claim for a fair amount of money. When necessary, the lawyer will threaten them with a lawsuit – and even instruct you to file.

These are rare cases, however. But you can be certain that the lawyer will tell you to file a lawsuit only if they feel that you have a strong chance of winning.

Schedule a Free Case Review with an Experienced Conyers Personal Injury Lawyer!

The Weinstein Firm is the strongest advocate for accident victims of all kinds. Whether you suffered a slip and fall or were injured in a car crash, you will get the best legal representation from a skilled Conyers personal injury lawyer at our firm.

We will evaluate your evidence and give you a reliable legal opinion. If you have a strong case, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis – we get paid only after we win your claim.

As a new client, we also offer you a free case evaluation, co call us at 770-HELP-NOW!

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