What Are The Upsides of Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may find yourself faced with mounting medical bills. This can be overwhelming all by itself – even more so if you are unable to continue to work and earn income because of your injury. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be interested in seeking compensation for your injury.
Often, when accident victims consider hiring a personal injury attorney and pursuing a lawsuit, they wonder if it will be worth it. That’s an entirely reasonable question to ask. Sometimes, an insurance company or other potential defendant may offer a settlement amount shortly after the accident, and victims wonder if it might be easier to simply take the money and move forward.
While that can be tempting, it’s important to remember that there are often many upsides to pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Some of those upsides include:
Avoiding the stress of dealing with insurance companies:Dealing with insurance companies can often be difficult. There’s no question about it. After all, insurance companies are businesses, and they want to make a profit. As a result, they may attempt to pressure you to settle a claim before you fully understand the extent of your injuries or the compensation you may potentially be entitled to. You may end up settling your claim for far less than you deserve, simply because you don’t know what your claim is worth. Hiring a personal injury lawyer means that you can leave the negotiations up to your attorney, who can protect your interests and ensure that you pursue the damages you deserve
Gathering important evidence to establish liability: A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney will understand the law and will know exactly what type of evidence you need to gather to support your case. This might include:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Witness statements
- Financial documents
- Any number of other types of evidence depending upon your circumstances.
Insurance companies are not going to help you gather that evidence – in fact, they will typically attempt to offer you as little as possible for your claim. That’s why it’s essential to find and retain an attorney who will listen to your story, assess your case, and help you determine the best path forward, which will include gathering and organizing the evidence that you need.
Increasing your chances of receiving the compensation you need and deserve: When you’re injured and struggling financially, this last point is perhaps the most important. An accident can lead to any number of different types of damages. Those damages might include
- Expenses related to medical treatment
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability and impairment
- Emotional distress
- Other various out-of-pocket financial damages related to the accident.
When you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, all of these damages will be considered and calculated. That's why hiring a personal injury lawyer who knows and understands the law is essential. A good attorney will be able to help you realistically value your claim and use the evidence in your case to support that claim. Having a talented attorney on your side will increase your chances of either obtaining a verdict in your favor or receiving a favorable settlement offer.
While these are a few of the potential benefits of filing a personal injury lawsuit to pursue the compensation you need and deserve, there are many more. Legal matters can be complicated. You don’t need the stress of fighting with insurance companies when you should be focusing on your recovery. Leave those matters to the team at Roden Law instead, knowing that when you do, your claim will be in excellent hands.
RODEN LAW – EXCELLENCE IN PERSONAL INJURY LAW
If you are the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you need a talented legal team on your side. You need a team with the knowledge and experience to guide you through the litigation process every step of the way, one that will pursue the best legal strategies on your behalf. At Roden Law, we are that team. We dedicate ourselves to fighting for the best results for each and every client – because you deserve nothing less. If you’re ready to get started, we’re ready to help. Give us a call today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.