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Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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If you have been in a serious accident, hiring a personal injury lawyer can save you time and help you settle your claim. Personal injury lawyers have experience handling claims similar to yours and working with insurance companies. They can also help you go to trial if you need to, understand the legal process, and work closely with other legal professionals.

A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Give You Objective Advice

After an accident, you may feel stressed, tired, frustrated, and angry. In many cases, you will still be recovering from your injury, as well. With all these factors, making good decisions can be difficult, and it may be hard for you to see your case objectively.

Your personal injury attorney will see your case for what it is and give you personalized legal advice, so you can always make the right choice.

Hiring a Lawyer Can Save You Time and Money

When you hire a personal injury lawyer, your attorney will deal with insurance companies, handle important paperwork, and review every detail of your case, so you don’t have to!

Lawyers spend hours gathering evidence and building your case, giving you the time you need to recover.

Additionally, hiring an attorney can be cost-effective. Most personal injury lawyers work on contingency fees, which means you will not pay your attorney until they have successfully settled your claim, and their legal fees will come directly out of your settlement.

People who hire attorneys tend to receive more money in their settlements, so even with attorneys’ fees, you will likely walk away with more than you would have if you had handled your case by yourself.

Your Lawyer Has More Experience Than You

Hopefully, this is your first time dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident. Your lawyer, on the other hand, sees these kinds of situations every day. While you might not know exactly how to deal with insurance companies, prove your case, or negotiate a fair settlement, most personal injury attorneys have spent years – and even decades – handling cases like yours.

Further, your lawyer will be deeply familiar with the laws that apply to your case and the entire legal process, which is a level of education and experience few people have. Your lawyer understands your rights and will do everything in their power to protect them.

Insurance Companies Are Scared of Attorneys

Insurance companies do not want to go to court, so they will be more likely to work with you if you have an attorney on your side. When you have a lawyer, the words, “I’ll take you to court,” carry more weight.

Attorneys also know what insurance companies can and cannot do, which forces them to behave as they should. While an insurance adjuster may try to manipulate or confuse a policyholder, they know better than to try these illegal tactics with attorneys who could hold them accountable.

How Do I Choose a Personal Injury Attorney?

When choosing a personal injury lawyer, keep in mind the many benefits they have to offer. For example, experience is one of the main reasons to hire a personal injury attorney, so you should choose someone with many years of experience handling cases like yours.

At the Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli, we have been practicing personal injury law for more than 2 decades, and we offer the kind of personalized advice and support you need during this difficult time.

We are available 24/7, so please do not hesitate to call us at (516) 628-6402 or contact us online for a free consultation.

A free consultation with our firm – and others – is the first step to choosing a personal injury lawyer!

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