Life sometimes brings the unexpected. Even though we’d like to do everything within our power to minimize risk, a certain degree of it is unavoidable. Consider a sobering report by the National Safety Council, which states that US accident injury rates are so high that they equate to an injury every second, and fatal injury every three minutes.
Yet, despite such high injury numbers, relatively few accident injury cases require going to court. According to figures, only 4 to 5 percent of personal injury cases actually go to trial, as most settle beforehand.
There are many reasons why a prospective plaintiff might feel apprehensive about bringing a case to trial and hiring a personal injury lawyer to do so. Perhaps they feel that:
- They’re in too financially vulnerable a spot to pursue further action
- They’re not likely to win their case in court
- They’re satisfied with the settlement they were able to obtain through insurance (out of court)
If you were able to find a satisfactory settlement out of court, you can move on with your life. Unfortunately, if you weren’t able to come to a satisfactory settlement, then pursuing further legal action against the negligent, liable party that contributed to your injury may be necessary, and it’s necessary that you pursue it with the help of an experienced, trusted personal injury attorney.
How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
When navigating the legal system, it’s useful to have the assistance of a person who’s already familiar and acquainted with the legal system. That’s where the necessity for a personal injury lawyer comes in; while you could represent yourself in a court of law, you would be far better off being represented with the legal system’s own resources, by someone who has pre-existing familiarity with the legal system.
They can represent you in an innumerable amount of beneficial ways, with an innumerable amount of beneficial resources you couldn’t access otherwise, such as:
- Obtaining pertinent evidence, witnesses, and expert authorities to strengthen your case
- Organizing your bills, medical records, and any other relevant documentation for compiling damages
- An experienced professional arguing your case in an effective, articulate fashion
- Working with an accident reconstructionist to get to the facts of what happened
Ultimately, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to have your best possible fighting chance in a court of law. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you could be going against opponents as big as a local government or business enterprise, and that is not a battle you’ll want to fight alone.
And if you’re concerned about expenses: don’t be! Many personal injury firms operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you’ll only have to pay if your case is won, and that pay will only come out of your compensation winnings. So with all of that said, what do you have to lose?
Get Top Boca Raton Personal Injury Representation With Demand The Limits
Our firm is proud to serve multiple practice areas across Florida and the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. If you need assistance with a local personal injury case, then consider contacting us today to find out how our Boca Raton personal injury attorneys can help your case.