If you are injured due to the negligence of another, you should consider hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Being injured is stressful enough. Trying to handle your personal injury case on your own can amplify that stress tenfold.
Consider this: the laws pertaining to personal injury actions can be complicated and difficult to understand.
Dealing with insurance companies can be intimidating.
And frankly, handling a lawsuit —any lawsuit—is stressful. Emotions run high in litigation and confrontations are an everyday occurrence. .
Attempting to handle all of this while trying to recover from injuries is a recipe for more stress than any one person needs in his/her life.
Having an experienced personal injury lawyer to shield you from insurance companies and the opposing party and to guide you through the process is a great advantage over trying to go it alone.
Although there are many advantages to having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, here are what we think are the top 3.
3 Advantages of Having an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer.
They Know the Law, Can Properly Prepare Your Case, and Will Help You Avoid Missing Deadlines.
Okay, this is really 3 enormous advantages rolled into one.
The major advantage of having an experienced personal injury lawyer is that he knows the law. And if you live in Florida, that is significant because Florida’s laws are not like any other state’s laws. For example, not all states follow pure comparative negligence like Florida does.
Other examples include that Florida has damage caps on punitive damages and follows a “no-fault” rule that other states do not.
Knowing the law and how to apply it, is an advantage that only an experienced personal injury lawyer can provide.
Similarly, because an experienced personal injury lawyer knows the laws, he knows what evidence you need to prove your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer can thus fully prepare your case for trial. At the same time, he can ensure that deadlines are not missed.
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How to Deal with Insurance Companies and Adjusters
Insurance companies employ any number of tactics to try to keep from having to pay out on a policy.
A major advantage of having an experienced personal injury lawyer handle your case is that he is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and defense attorneys.
Whereas you, as an unrepresented and inexperienced layman, might be intimidated by a defense attorney or might jump at the first settlement offer proffered by an adjuster, or might allow a claim adjuster to drag his feet until it is too late for you to pursue your case, an experienced personal injury lawyer knows better.
Having an experienced personal injury lawyer handle your case is an advantage because it works to your advantage.
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How to Handle Bad Facts and Defense Tactics
No case is perfect.
And personal injury cases —particularly car accidents—often involve facts that are not favorable for a plaintiff. For example, the injured plaintiff may have had a part in causing the accident. Or perhaps he or she has a preexisting injury that was impacted by the accident. Or maybe the plaintiff did not follow doctor’s orders after the accident.
Whatever the “bad” facts are, it is certain that the defense will try to make the most of it.
Insurance companies and adjusters will do whatever they can to keep from having to pay out on a policy. Insurance defense attorneys employ a myriad of tactics to attempt to prevent a plaintiff from winning his or her case. They will do their best to undermine a personal injury claim by attacking the plaintiff’s credibility or exaggerating “bad” facts as much as possible.
An advantage of having an experienced personal injury lawyer is that he knows how to handle “bad” facts. And he knows how to handle insurance defense attorneys. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to counter the typical and sometimes improper defense trial tactics.
Our Experienced Personal Injury Team Gives You an Advantage
Our attorneys are here to help injured individuals obtain the compensation they deserve. If you were involved in an accident, contact us here or simply call our firm at: 777-JOHN. We serve clients throughout Florida. Our main office is in Orange Park, but we have consulting offices in Palatka, Middleburg, Keystone, Starke, Gainesville, and Ocala.