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The 5 Best Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

 

Here are five of the best reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer for an accident that was not your fault.

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1- Knowing the value of your case.

Attorneys who handle only personal injury and have been doing so for years get an excellent feel for the true value of the case. Many factors go into valuing a personal injury claim; the main three are liability, damages, and the ability to collect damages. By retaining a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney, you should be hiring someone who has a vast knowledge of the practice and knows the value range of your case as it progresses.

If your injury occurred in an accident considered a niche practice area such as:

2- Looking after your best interests and only your interests.

By hiring a personal injury attorney, you will receive professional representation by someone who is looking out for your interests above all else. The attorney’s sole responsibility should be to maximize your monetary recovery in the case.

3- You only pay if they win.

Houston personal injury attorneys get paid on a contingency basis, which means their pay is contingent upon their recovery of money for you in the case. Should they not prevail in the case, the fee is not then due and payable to them. Always read the paperwork offered by an attorney before you sign.

Make sure you are comfortable with the attorney you choose and changing lawyers can be complicated.

4- They handle the case while you recover.

Worrying about recovering from your injuries while trying to handle a claim yourself double sure stress and also put you in a position of dealing with an insurance company from a position of weakness.

Insurance companies simply are in the business of making money by paying out as little as a possibly can. It is well known that insurance companies pay individuals less compensation when they do not have an attorney.

As a general rule, the more serious your injury, the more likely it is that you need a reputable attorney to help you.

5- Getting a trial setting.

Often, the first time an insurance company gets serious about a case is when there is an eminent trial setting. Unfortunately, non-lawyers simply do not have the training necessary to take their case to trial and prevail.

The leverage of taking the monetary decision out of the hands of the adjuster and into the hands of a jury can be a powerful motivator for the insurance company.

Call a Houston personal injury attorney

If you have questions about an injury case or want to make a claim, reach out to an experienced personal injury law firm.

Call a personal injury attorney in Houston for a no-obligation consultation-

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Greg Baumgartner

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Greg Baumgartner has practiced personal injury law since 1984. He holds not one but two law degrees and is a graduate of Trial Lawyers College. He is licensed in Texas and Colorado. Mr. Baumgartner has earned a reputation for exemplary results for his clients. And has been preeminent rated for decades and recognized by Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Expertise, Newsweek, Houstonia magazine, and many others. He has given educational talks to lawyers and many media interviews regarding personal injury cases.