8 Things a Personal Injury Attorney Can do for You
If you have been seriously injured because of another’s negligent or reckless actions, it is vital that you contact a knowledgeable and experienced personal attorney immediately. Below are 8 things a personal injury attorney can do to help you with your personal injury claim.
Review Your Rights with You
State laws on personal injury vary greatly. Thus, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney who is licensed in your state to review your rights with you. However, no matter what state you are in, if you were injured because of the actions of another individual or company, you have the right to seek financial compensation from this entity.
Your Personal Injury Lawyer Will Analyze Your Case
One of the most important actions your personal injury attorney will take is to thoroughly analyze your legal claims. Typically, a lawyer will start by listening to their clients before asking important questions about the case and doing their own independent research. After going through this discovery phase, your personal injury attorney—and their support staff—will conduct a full review of your case before moving forward with your claims.
Run Interference with Insurance Adjusters
After you are seriously injured in an accident, an insurance adjuster will normally question you about your claim. While this is a normal part of their job, it is crucial for you to wait to answer any questions until you have an attorney representing you. Without the help of a personal injury attorney, you are likely to receive a lower financial award or no award at all.
Pursue the Best Compensation Possible
With over 20 years of experience, Antonoplos & Associates group of Washington, D.C. personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to help you receive financial compensation that many other attorneys leave on the table. Further, because we have experience in many areas of the law, we are able to employ a general knowledge base that allows our firm to effectively advocate for our clients no matter their individual issues.
Your Personal Injury Attorney Will Investigate the Facts of Your Case
In addition to hearing your side of the story, your personal injury lawyer will also conduct their own investigation. This may mean asking you additional questions about the individual or business who injured you or consulting other entities who witnessed your injury.
Advise you on Legal Strategies
There is more than one way to handle every personal injury case—though certain strategies may be better suited depending on your injury. With more than two decades of experience working with personal injury clients, our attorney will advise you on the best legal strategies to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Analyze Settlement Offers
Most insurance companies paying out personal injury claims will try to lowball you with their initial offer. If you have no prior experience negotiating with insurance companies, you will not be able to properly analyze the offer they give you. However, working with an attorney who has advised hundreds of personal injury clients, you will have someone on your side who knows how to effectively negotiate with large insurance companies.
Represent You in Legal Proceedings
Many personal injury cases end in settlement. However, there are some cases that require a traditional lawsuit to get you the compensation you deserve. In situations where your case requires traditional litigation, an experienced personal injury attorney is even more important. Your personal injury attorney will represent you in any litigation or appeals you must use to receive the compensation you and your family need.
Contact Our DC Law Office for More Information
Finally, for more information regarding 8 things your personal injury attorney can do for you, contact us at 202-803-5676. You can also directly schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. Additionally, for general information regarding personal injury law, check out our blog.