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How Do I Decide Whether to Hire a PI Attorney?

Posted on: November 3, 2016

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The difficulty with this question is that a Personal Injury attorney covers a lot of legal ground when it comes to injuries resulting from an accident. In minor cases, where you haven’t suffered serious injury and damage to property is also minimal, both parties can resolve the issue through your mutual insurance providers. However, it is still important to note that what you report can adversely affect your claim. For instance, if a police report gives any indication that you may have been at fault, you could end up paying out to the person who caused the accident or injury. The following topics may help you determine whether or not to hire a PI attorney is the right choice for you.

Legal Research

Many personal injury claims will require an understanding of one or more laws. The purpose of laws is to provide an objective framework by which the truth is determined. As such, everything that you say and do is subject to scrutiny. One wrong word could cost you, whether you are to blame or not. It is important to take detailed notes throughout any claims process. Doing so will allow a personal injury attorney to pick up where you left off and steer your claim back on course.

Legal Representation

If you are outgunned, so far as knowledge of the law, it does not make sense to attempt to represent yourself. When it becomes apparent that the insurance company has a team of attorneys on staff, ready to pick your case apart, it is probably time to hire a PI attorney. Any attempt to further represent yourself could seriously hurt your case. Attorneys have devoted their entire career to the pursuit of law. Insurance companies, especially, hire attorneys who specialize in personal injury law and know how to argue a case in favor of the insurer.

Maximizing Payouts

There is still a chance that you can win by going it alone, even if you are involved in a complicated personal injury claim. However, you are more likely to receive more compensation when a personal injury attorney is fighting in your corner. Think of it as similar to an amateur athlete attempting to move up to professional level for the first time. The athlete may do well; however, he or she could do much better with the benefit of professional coaching. Having a professional personal injury attorney on your side will only strengthen your chances of winning.

Edwards-Patterson provides a free consultation, so you do not need to commit to hire a PI attorney right away. Call us so that we can discuss details of your case and we will provide you with an honest assessment on whether you need to hire a personal injury attorney.

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