Hiring a personal injury attorney may be the single most important step you take toward full recovery after an accident. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, the stress, pain, and impact on your life and livelihood can be profound. As the victim, you may have very little knowledge of the legal process and how to maximize the compensation you receive.
Filling out lengthy forms and handling phone calls from insurance companies can be very stressful and time-consuming. The attorneys at Donaghue & Labrum want you to rest easy, knowing that your case is being handled by experts who have your best interest at heart. If you are struggling to decide the best course of action or curious about how a personal injury lawyer can assist your case, understanding the benefits of hiring an attorney can help.
Free Consultations with Your Personal Injury Attorney
Most personal injury lawyers offer free consultations to prospective clients. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and obtain as much information as possible about your case. The consultation can help the attorney decide if your case is viable, but it is also your opportunity to hire the best person for the job of representing your needs and interests.
In order to prepare yourself for the consultation, write down a list of questions to ask the attorney. Asking questions about the lawyer’s background and experience with cases such as yours can help. A good personal injury attorney will listen and answer your questions honestly and attentively. During the consultation, the attorney will also ask you basic questions about your case to gain a better understanding of how they can be of service. They should give a detailed explanation of the legal process and how your case may evolve over time. You are not obligated to sign any agreements or make any commitments during a consultation.
A Thorough Understanding of the Legal Process
Filing extensive paperwork, negotiating complicated terms with insurance companies, knowing important details about the law such as the statute of limitations — these are all important parts of the process of filing a personal injury claim. Experienced attorneys have a clear grasp of this process.
Insurance companies will not assist you in filing a claim, because they benefit from your inexperience. Hiring an expert ensures that all of the necessary steps are taken for a positive resolution of your case. Without the aid of a personal injury attorney, you could lose thousands of dollars in potential compensation.
Knowing the Value of Your Claim
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get a complete picture of the value of your claim. You may have a rough estimate, but only an expert can give an accurate assessment based on their experience and the nuances of your particular case.
At Donaghue & Labrum, we evaluate your injuries, losses, and pain and suffering with knowledge gained over decades of practical experience in the field. Attempting to face the insurance companies on your own can leave you very stressed with little reward in the end.
Increase the Chances of Winning Your Personal Injury Case
Insurance companies exist to make money and protect their own interests. Trying to confront an insurance company on your own can make you feel powerless. Without representation, an insurance company will take advantage of your inexperience and most likely leave you with an unfair settlement.
Personal injury attorneys have the right tools and know when and how to use them, and are motivated to help you receive the highest settlement possible. Because most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, they do not get paid unless you do. You need the support of a lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights on your behalf. Leaving the experts to face the insurance companies while you continue to recover can mean all the difference for relieving stress and helping you get back to your life again.
Taking Your Personal Injury Case to Court
Because most insurance companies do not win personal injury cases if they go to court, they are often motivated to settle a case before it goes to trial. If you do not have representation, an insurance company may not take your case seriously because they are not at risk of going to trial. Hiring a lawyer shows that you mean business and can prompt an insurance company to agree to a higher settlement just to avoid going to court.
Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys in Delaware and Chester Counties
Donaghue & Labrum has served the Greater Philadelphia Area with a proven track record for over 25 years. We understand that after an injury, life can change in dramatic and unexpected ways. We win the maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries while helping them to reduce stress and maintain a high quality of life.
Our goal is to obtain the highest settlement possible for you and your family. Our clients trust us to represent their best interests, and we work tirelessly to earn this confidence. If you have been injured, you need and deserve the expertise of Donaghue & Labrum. Don’t waste valuable time and energy — contact us for a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at our Media or West Chester office.