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To Hire or Not to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer When Filing a Claim

January 2, 2023 
by LA Injury Group

Did you or your loved one get into an accident and suffer injuries? Probably you’re confused if you’ll hire a personal injury lawyer or not when filing a claim. The compensation you will get will cover a wide array of situations and various types of accidents. Most accident victims think that it’s not necessary to hire or even speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorneys if they plan on filing a claim against the person or people who caused their injury. They think that they can handle it on their own not knowing the complex nature of the legal procedure.

If you encounter issues or difficulties with filing a claim, contact LA Injury Group and our knowledgeable personal injury attorney will be happy to help you. From legal advice to representing you in court, we assure to protect your rights and maximize your compensation. Call our office at (818) 240-1800 and schedule a FREE case consultation.

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What Does Personal Injury Law Mean in California?

California authorizes injury and accident victims to bring lawsuits and claims against the responsible parties for causing harm, injuries, and losses. But you must act quickly because you only have two years to file a claim based on the state’s statute of limitation.

Don’t think that two years is a very long period before you file a claim. There are so many things that you need to do, not to mention the gathering of evidence to prove the negligence of the defendant. You may no longer be able to get statements from possible witnesses and no one will testify anymore for you. Besides, you need to prepare all the paperwork required when filing a claim. 

When you work with a personal injury attorney at LA Injury Group, you are easing the burden off your shoulders. You worry less because someone reliable will take care of the required documents, talk to the witnesses, gather evidence, investigate the accident, and more. The best part of working with an advocate is, someone has got your back and is ready to defend you from the dirty tactics of the insurance company. 

Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorneys: Handling the Case on Your Own

Not all cases require an accident victim to hire a personal injury advocate. If the injuries or damage you sustain is just minor, you and the other party can talk it over. You can resolve it through a settlement with an amount that both of you agreed to. 

Here are some scenarios when you might no longer require the presence of a personal injury advocate:

You were involved in a car accident but suffer slight or no injuries at all.  This seems to be a negotiable settlement between you and the liable party. If you're satisfied with the financial coverage given by the other party, then there's no need for you to hire a personal injury attorney.

You have received the maximum amount available from the defendant.  Generally, insurance companies pay out to their policy limits. If the amount you’re asking for damages exceeded the defendant's insurance, there's no sense in asking for more especially if the defendant has barely enough assets.  

You're confident you can negotiate successfully with an insurance adjuster. If you think you have what it takes to negotiate with the insurance adjuster, then go for it. Just make sure that you'll be satisfied with the compensation they'll offer you and have sufficient knowledge of how the legal process works. 

You'll effortlessly research how the law and settlement work. Don't go to war without any weapon. Same thing when facing the defendant or insurance company when filing a claim. You must know how to navigate the legal process which takes time and research to understand the details of the law.

When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer is Your Best Option

An accident is one thing that an injured victim must take seriously, especially when the injuries or damages are severe. If you and the defendant cannot agree on one thing, especially with the damages you need to recover, that’s a sign that you need the intervention of legal assistance.

You're not sure about the extent of your injuries. It's a rare occasion when a car accident victim walks away unscathed from the crash scene. You may not have external injuries and you don't feel any pain after the collision. You won't know until you seek medical attention. 

  • Don’t take your injuries for granted, especially when they are serious. It's reasonable that you hire us because:
  • We can help you get the full-scale of damages you're eligible to
  • We are experts in negotiating and maximizing recovery
  • Because we're representing you, the defendant and the insurance adjuster will take your claim seriously

You're eligible for "pain and suffering" damages. You might not know it and consulting our personal injury representative will help you determine if you are indeed eligible to recover this type of damage. We'll answer any questions you may have at no charge because LA Injury Group works on a contingency fee basis.

Represented Injured Victims Are Possible to Have Bigger Settlements

Hiring us gives you the edge of receiving a bigger settlement. Our knowledge and expertise allow us to identify if there is more than one party responsible for your injuries. Besides, we can provide you with an estimate of the real amount that you should receive for damages.

Insurance companies will always offer unfair settlements to those victims who don't have an legal representative. Worse is, their claim is usually denied.

With us on your side, rest assured that your rights will be protected and you'll get the compensation you deserve.

Contact LA Injury Group for Help

Working with an experienced advocate gives you a better chance of having a successful case. LA Injury Group provides the widest coverage when it comes to personal injury cases.

Our compassionate personal injury lawyers will always be on your side from the start of your case. We'll guide and empower you to come up with sensible decisions. Call us today at (818) 240-1800 and book a FREE consultation with one of our skilled personal injury legal representatives.

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