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When is Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Necessary?

Whether you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, a bicycle accident, or any other kind of accident that happened due to someone else’s carelessness, you’re probably wondering whether or not hiring a personal injury attorney is worth it.

At Jones Law Group, we not only believe you should have the help of an experienced lawyer, but you should also do some research to find the very best one possible for your specific case. Our team of legal experts will be with you every step of the way, answering all of your questions and giving you the advice you need.

The following are just some of the many scenarios where victims of another’s negligence will need a lawyer. If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help you obtain maximum compensation, just contact us online or give us a call at (727) 571-1333 for a free consultation.

When You’ve Been Injured

If you’ve been hurt in a personal injury accident – especially if you’ve suffered a severe injury – you’re obviously in a great deal of pain. You know the accident was someone else’s fault, and it’s understandable that you’re frustrated and angry. But if you try to act as your own legal representative, you’ll almost have no chance of getting the money you deserve.

Personal injury cases are extremely complex – far more complex than most people realize. Some injury victims decide they can fight these kinds of cases themselves. They’ve seen lawyer shows on television for years, so they think they know what it takes to win. Ultimately, they find themselves bitterly disappointed because they wind up with nothing but financial misery.

You just focus on what’s most important – getting better as quickly as possible. By hiring a personal injury attorney, your attorney can handle everything else involving your case.

When You Have Damages

“Damages” is just a legal term for the monetary losses you’ve incurred because you were hurt. These can include medical bills and lost wages, as well as any property damage that might have resulted from the accident.

Medical expenses and lost wages are examples of economic damages. They’re tangible, so they’re relatively easy to prove. You just need to produce the bills you’ve received, as well as some recent pay stubs.

But there are other, so-called “non-economic” damages that are subjective. You’ve experienced a great deal of pain and suffering, and you might have had to go through devastating emotional and mental trauma. It takes a skilled attorney to be able to calculate non-economic damages so you can get every penny you deserve.

Self-represented injury victims quickly find that they really have no idea about the inner workings of the legal system. There are tons of documents that have to be submitted, and the deadlines for submission are strict. Failing to meet them at any point could very well lead to the case being dismissed. If this happens, of course, the victim will get nothing.

Don’t let this happen to you. Hire an attorney with the experience and resources necessary to handle all of the paperwork, so you don’t have to. At Jones Law Group, we have a phenomenal staff made up of expert professionals who know how to make sure all the “i’s” are dotted and all of the “t’s” are crossed.

If You’re Overwhelmed

If you’re like most people who are severely hurt in an accident, you’re likely feeling an incredible amount of stress to go along with the physical pain you’ve been forced to endure. The last thing you’ll need will be to have to deal with the aforementioned paperwork, as well as everything else that goes into litigating a personal injury case.

An attorney can take all of that – and much more – off of your plate. They can investigate your accident, interview witnesses who saw what happened, check the accident scene to collect evidence, and more. This evidence is going to be critical to your having the strongest case possible.

An attorney will provide the support you need, acting as a true advocate who will always have your best interests in mind.

If You Want the Insurance Company to Take You Seriously

We’ve been representing clients in personal injury cases for a long time. One thing we’ve seen – in far too many instances – is that insurance companies simply love it when injury victims don’t have legal representation. It makes their job much easier.

What is that job, exactly? To either deny your claim completely or to reduce the amount of money you get as much as they possibly can. They’re in business to make money, not give it away. If you don’t have a lawyer working by your side, the insurance company will defeat your case easily.

Types of Personal Injury Accidents Jones Law Group Represents

If you’ve been in any of the following accidents, get in touch with a Jones Law Group attorney.

Call Today to Speak with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Hopefully, you realize that your best opportunity to obtain maximum compensation will be to enlist help. At Jones Law Group, we have a team of lawyers who know how to get positive results on behalf of the clients we represent. Every one of our team members is passionate about providing the most effective, aggressive representation. That’s what we’ll be ready to do for you.

Don’t make the mistake of trying to act as your own attorney. The results could be disastrous. Let us handle your case instead. Considering hiring a personal injury attorney. If you would like to schedule a free evaluation of your case, you can call (727) 571-1333 or use our online contact form.

Heath Murphy

About the Author

Heath Murphy is a partner at Jones Law Group and focuses on personal injury law. He has been working as a lawyer for 18 years and routinely writes about auto accidents, wrongful death, and personal injury laws.

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