Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

Why It Is So Important To Obtain A Personal Injury Attorney

If you have recently found yourself injured from an accident that was no fault of your own, you might want to consider hiring a personal injury attorney. To understand just how this would be beneficial to you, you will want to take a few moments to review the following points. 

They Can Help Obtain Your Medical Records

In order to help prove the seriousness of your case and to show why you are seeking the amount of financial compensation you are asking for, you will need a copy of your medical records and bills. This means that every single hospital, urgent care clinic, regular primary care doctor, surgeon, therapist, and counselor that has treated you for your injuries needs to be contacted. Some offices may require that the requests be sent through fax while others might take a simple phone call. Some places may mail your records out while others may request that they are picked up in person. Depending on the number of medical offices you have to contact, you might find this to be a little overwhelming, especially if you are still trying to heal from your injuries. A personal injury attorney will be able to do all of this on your behalf. He or she will then be able to send all of that information over to the insurance company or the attorney that is representing the person that was at fault for the accident. 

They Can Try To Get This Settled Outside Of Court

The last thing you want to do is to see your case get dragged through the court system over a few years. You probably need financial compensation a lot sooner than that because of medical bills that are starting to pile up or because of the amount of work that you have had to lose. Therefore, it might be in your best interest to agree to a settlement. However, instead of fearing that you will be taken advantage of by the insurance company, you can hire a personal injury attorney (such as one from Conway Pauley & Johnson PC Attys) to negotiate with the insurance company with you. This will ensure that you do not accidentally agree to take a lot less than you are entitled to because you are unfamiliar with the laws.

As you can now see, it is very important to make sure that you are obtaining the best possible legal counsel when you are the victim of a personal injury accident.

About Me

Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

I never gave a lot of thought to needing a lawyer until I was injured while walking down a sidewalk. The accident happened when a biker decided to use the sidewalk instead of the street, and plowed into me as he turned a corner. What followed was a lesson in what is involved with pedestrian accidents. I found a traffic attorney who took my case, and she was able to obtain a settlement that covered the legal fees and my medical bills. If you have been injured through the negligence of another party, you do need legal representation. Keep reading and I'll share how I found the right lawyer and what we did to ensure that my rights were fully protected in a court of law.