When you are injured through the fault of another, it can deprive you of your livelihood, not to mention result in expensive medical bills. In an ideal world, everything is covered as it should be, and you receive proper compensation for your injury. Unfortunately, things rarely work that way. As your life is crumbling around you, it’s important for you to develop a support system.
One important team member is a personal injury attorney who can help you secure the resources to make up for your current situation. Here are a few reasons you need a personal injury attorney after you have been harmed through another’s fault:
1. Your Attorney Protects YOUR Interests, Not the Insurance Company Interests
If you rely on the insurance company to adequately compensate you for your injuries and your loss of ability to work, you will have a long wait. The insurance company exists to make a profit. Your injuries are hurting the bottom line, and they want to pay as little as possible.
Your attorney is your representative. If I am your attorney, I will go to bat for you, and protect your interests, rather than the interests of the insurance company. If you want to get what you deserve, an attorney can help you.
2. You May Not Understand the Extent of the Damage
Insurance companies swoop in with a settlement quickly, hoping to get you to sign a waiver and accept what they can get away with paying you. Without a personal injury attorney to stick up for you, it’s easy to cave to the pressure and accept a settlement — and then find out later that the your injuries are more extensive than you thought. As a seasoned personal injury attorney, I have probably seen a similar situation in the past, and have an idea of how much damage has actually been done. I can help you see the true value of your case, and prevent you from signing something prematurely.
3. Avoid Exceeding the Statute of Limitations
One of the issues that many injured parties run into is the statute of limitations. In Nevada, after two years, your ability to file suit about personal injury disappears. If you don’t file suit within the prescribed time, you lose your rights. A personal injury attorney knows the statute of limitations for your situation . I can keep you on track, and make sure that all of the paperwork is filed on time — and in the proper manner.
Indeed, there are more rules than just the statute of limitations. Rules and regulations are involved in filing any claim or suit. If you don’t understand the criteria involved, you might miss something. I do this this for a living. I can ensure that proper procedure is followed, and that everything is accomplished within the correct time frame.
4. A Personal Injury Lawyer is Knowledgeable and Experienced
You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist to help you with your hearing problem, even though both professionals are doctors. The same concept applies to lawyers. If you have a personal injury case, you don’t want to go to a tax attorney. You want a someone who focuses in personal injury.
A personal injury lawyer is experienced in this area of law. I have knowledge and experience related to helping those who have suffered injuries receive just compensation. A good personal injury attorney knows what you can expect to get for your injuries, as well as whether or not you have a strong case.
The knowledge that your personal injury lawyer has can help with everything from arranging court dates to filing paperwork with knowing who to talk to and what to say. Your complicated case becomes a little less daunting when handled by a competent professional.
If you are injured and looking for a good personal injury attorney to represent you — I can help you get the outcome you deserve.
Ryan Anderson is a founding partner of the law firm Morris Anderson, one of the leading personal injury firms in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has resolved hundreds of cases and obtained millions of dollars for his clients. Circle Ryan on Google+!