Many people think of hiring a personal injury lawyer only when they intend to sue another person or company for negligence. While your attorney can certainly help you pursue that goal, an experienced lawyer can also help you resolve your situation in a number of other ways—many of which don’t even require setting foot in a courtroom. Here are some of the overlooked advantages of hiring a personal injury lawyer.
1. You don’t have to talk to insurance companies anymore.
Once you hire an attorney to handle your case, all correspondence and communication can go straight to your attorney. Your lawyer will take care of insurance company paperwork and phone calls, field questions and comments from other parties’ lawyers, and keep track of dates and deadlines, while you focus on resting, healing, and getting back to the things you love.
2. Your lawyer can gather information you can’t access easily (or at all).
Gathering the evidence you need to establish your claim for compensation can be time-consuming. Often, people who seek copies of accident reports, phone logs, and other information face “red tape” and other barriers. Your lawyer, however, can circumvent many of these barriers—and can even use certain legal methods, such as using a subpoena, to compel parties to cooperate if needed.
3. Your interests are represented by an experienced negotiator.
While most people make agreements and negotiate compromises as part of their daily lives, few people do so professionally. When you attempt to negotiate with an insurance company or large corporation, you’re at a disadvantage: these companies hire professionals to make their deals. Your lawyer helps level the playing field by being the professional in the room who is entirely on your side.
If you’ve been injured, an experienced South Jersey personal injury lawyer can become one of your greatest allies as you seek compensation. Call our office today to learn more.