If you have been involved in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may want to file a personal injury claim. A claim can help you recover compensation such as medical expenses and lost income, but you should not file on your own. A Streator personal injury lawyer will bring many benefits when working on your case, and give you the best chance of a positive outcome.
Most people who do not deal with the law every day are not familiar with the laws that will affect their claim. For example, if you were partly at fault for the accident, any damages you are awarded will be reduced by a certain amount. Likewise, if you do not file your claim on time, you will most likely lose your right to claim any compensation at all. You need to know these laws, and a personal injury lawyer will make sure you do.
A personal injury lawyer will know about the physical pain and emotional distress you are feeling as you try to recover from your injuries. As such, they will also provide transparency and clarity throughout the claims process and always keep you advised on any updates in your case. It is this type of communication that will allow you to always have a clear picture of what is happening in your case.
Studies have shown that accident victims that work with a lawyer will recover three times the amount of compensation than those that do not work with an attorney. This happens for a number of reasons. Accident victims do not always know how to properly evaluate a claim, or they may accept a lowball settlement offer from an insurance company. Whatever the reason, a lawyer will not allow it to happen so you claim maximum compensation.
The main reason people do not want to work with a lawyer when filing a claim is because they think they cannot afford it. Fortunately, that is not true. The majority of personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that the lawyer will not get paid unless you win your case. When you do, the lawyer will then only take a percentage of the settlement amount.
While the majority of personal injury cases settle outside of court, this does not always happen. If your case goes to trial, a lawyer will represent you and argue your case to the judge or jury so you have the best chance of a favorable outcome.
If you have been hurt in an accident, do not file a claim without the help of a Streator personal injury lawyer. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our skilled attorneys will handle every detail of your claim so you recover the full compensation you deserve. Call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.
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