If your or a loved one has recently suffered an injury, you may want to receive compensation for your injury and not know where to begin. The legal process can be complicated and overwhelming for those that are not too familiar with injury claims. Hiring a personal injury attorney can provide you with the guidance and support you need throughout the entire claim process. Here, the Law Office of Peter T. McDowell outlines the five key benefits to hiring a personal injury lawyer to assist you with your case. 

They Know How Much Your Claim Is Worth

When it comes to quantifying how much money your personal injury claim is actually worth, many are not aware of how all of the elements of your case can affect the value of your settlement. An experienced personal injury attorney will understand all the subtleties of your case, how much your specific injuries are worth, as well as how to handle the insurance companies. Personal injury attorneys have years of studying personal injury claims under their belt, so you might as well use their tools to receive the best possible compensation for your claim. 

They Understand The Legal Process

The legal process can become overwhelming quite quickly, with documents to file, forms to complete, and insurance companies to deal with. Hiring a personal injury lawyer who already has years of experience in the legal system can ensure that your interests will be protected. Their skills and knowledge of the legal process will help you avoid making mistakes that you may have made on your own. 

They Can Improve Your Odds

Going head to head with an insurance company can be a daunting task, as they have far more knowledge and power attempting to leave you with the lowest settlement possible. If you decide to take on your personal injury claim alone, the insurance company can use this to their advantage and make sure their own interests are protected as opposed to your own. Hiring a personal injury attorney who can fight for you and directly combat with the aggressive insurance agents will leave you with great odds at receiving a high settlement. 

They Are Motivated & Willing to Support You

Most personal injury attorneys will not get paid unless you receive payment from the insurance company. This means that they will be much more inclined to help you settle your claim quickly and successfully. Additionally, most personal injury lawyers will only take cases that they think they can win, leaving them extremely motivated and willing to fight on your behalf. 

They Can Take Your Case to Trial

More often than not, most personal injury cases will not make it to trial. This is due to the fact that most personal injury claims are settled before they even are able to hit the courtroom. A personal injury attorney has the ability to take your case to trial, which is a bad sign for insurance companies, as most juries rule against them. Showing the insurance company that you are prepared with a qualified personal injury attorney could persuade them to make you a settlement offer faster and more to your liking. 

Seek the Assistance of a Personal Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of Peter T. McDowell

From having to take time away from work to large sums of medical bills, a personal injury claim can cost you time and money. Enlisting the help of a qualified and trustworthy personal injury attorney that can help you with your personal injury claim will leave you feeling stress-free and confident. The Law Office of Peter T. McDowell has the experience and knowledge to support you through your personal injury claim. To contact our office and schedule a consultation about your claim, contact us today