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That moment in time

It's amazing how much difference a single moment in time can make to your whole life. Last year, I was out shopping with my grandkids, and I slipped. I went from being a funny and active grandmother who could chase them around the backyard to being a sore and cranky old lady with a bad back. I got really down for a while, but then my daughter helped me to find a personal injury lawyer to help me get some compensation. It's got me able to get back on track, and I'm really grateful to my lawyer. This blog is about my journey through my injury and legal issues.

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The Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you happen to suffer a personal injury, it is best that you hire a lawyer to help you seek compensation for your injuries. The excerpt below details the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer to pursue your compensation claim. 

The Lawyer Saves You Time

Unknown to many people, the claims filing process can be time-intensive. As the injured party, you have to justify your injuries to the insurance company or negligent party. A challenge faced by many people is that they do not have a clue about the required documents. Therefore, they end up filing the wrong documents. As a result, they spend a lot of time following up with the insurance companies. Your personal injury lawyer knows the required documents and will make the process seamless. Besides, insurance companies are likely to honour a lawyer's request as opposed to one from an unrepresented party. 

The Lawyer Saves You The Hassle Of Dealing With Adjusters

A setback experienced by many people is how to handle the adjuster's interview. Adjusters are investigators employed by insurance companies. As such, they will hunt for details that can reduce the value of the claim. More often than not, the adjuster will twist facts or make you contradict yourself. You do not have to worry about adjusters once you hire a personal injury lawyer. The professional will handle all correspondence and accompany you to formal interviews. During the interview, your lawyer will inform you which questions you should answer and those you should not. 

The Lawyer Can Guarantee More Compensation

Your personal injury lawyer has the expertise required to appraise your injuries. Other than the accepted conventions, the lawyer will also examine similar cases and the insurer's history to know how much the insurer can pay for your injuries. Besides, your lawyer will ensure that you receive compensation for the long term effects of the injuries. For example, if you lost a hand, the lawyer could argue that you require training to change your career. Additionally, you will lose income as you receive rehabilitation. These assertions can significantly increase your compensation.    

The Lawyer Will Represent You In Court

What would happen if the insurance company rejected your compensation claim? Your lawyer will move to court and ask for a ruling from the courts. Although a court process can be lengthy, it allows the lawyer to validate your claims and prove that you require compensation. At this stage, most insurers will opt for an out-of-court settlement since they assume that the court will award you more compensation. 

The benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your compensation suit are that the lawyer saves you time, prevents you from dealing with adjusters, guarantees more compensation and can represent you in court. 

If you think you have a case, reach out to a local lawyer.