After being the victim of a personal injury, many people are unsure of how to proceed. Not only are victims recovering from possibly serious injuries, but they are also faced with potentially large financial obligations like medical bills, car repair costs, and/or the loss of earning potential. Because of this, many people believe that they will be unable to afford an attorney for their personal injury claim.
Costs of Hiring an Attorney for Your Personal Injury Claim
Surprisingly, when many people consider hiring a personal injury attorney, they believe that they will be unable to afford the attorney due to the common stereotype that attorneys charge expensive hourly rates. Although this is true for some types of attorneys, almost all personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations and take the majority of personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that the personal injury attorney will not be paid anything unless your case reaches a settlement or positive outcome/judgment. Typically, this contingency fee will be around one-third of the final settlement or judgment. Because of this, consulting with a personal injury attorney is not only extremely affordable (due to no initial no cost), but also in your best interest.
Benefits of Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney
Not only are the majority of personal injury attorneys very affordable, but the services they provide offer great benefits to personal injury victims. Due to extensive education and experience, most personal injury attorneys are capable of dealing with other attorneys and insurance companies in order to get you the best possible outcome. By simply hiring a personal injury attorney, you help level the playing field that is heavily stacked in favor of large insurance companies who can take advantage of personal injury victims. Not only will a personal injury attorney help you navigate the highly confusing process of personal injuries and insurance claims, but will also zealously fight for you in order to obtain the settlement and resolution you require to become whole again.
Dangers of Handling a Personal Injury Claim By Yourself
Although it is possible to handle a personal injury claim by yourself, it can also potentially mean settling for far less money then you would have been able to obtain with a personal injury attorney. This is especially true for any personal injury claim that is more complicated or difficult. Because most individuals are not experienced or knowledgeable about the intricacies of dealing with insurance companies or personal injury law, there is a much higher chance of receiving a lower settlement or no settlement at all when handling a claim individually.
If you or someone you know has been involved in personal injury accident, don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Minick Law, P.C. for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case. Call now at 828-333-5024.
James Minick is a criminal defense attorney in Asheville, NC and is the owner of Minick Law, P.C.