If you have suffered an injury as a result of an auto collision, you may not need a lawyer – especially if your injury is not severe. However, if you have suffered a serious injury it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer for several reasons. First, because you are occupied with doctor’s visits, physical therapy sessions, and other responsibilities related to your injury, you should let a lawyer take care of the tasks related to your personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to obtain the evidence and assist in preparing your claim while you take care of your health needs. You only have a limited amount of time to investigate the collision and properly prepare the evidence necessary to prove your claim.
Second, every case has potential weaknesses that an insurance adjuster or defense attorney can use to defend your case. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to identify possible defenses and begin to address them early in the claims process.
Third, personal injury cases involve many evidence rules and procedural steps. An experience personal injury attorney will know those rules and procedures and make sure that your claim is properly pursued.
Finally, every study undertaken on the question of whether to hire a lawyer or not has found that injured auto collision victims who are represented by a lawyer receive more compensation for their injuries – even after attorney fees are paid – than those who choose to represent themselves.
If you would like more information on personal injury claims resulting from a car wreck, you can request a copy of Mike’s book, The Kansas & Missouri Auto Accident Victim’s Guidebook, by clicking here or you can call Mike at 913-789-7477 to request a free consultation.