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What Personal Injury Lawyers Do And Why You Might Need One

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that may of us will suffer an injury outside of our control at one point or another. Such an injury can have serious — even devastating — effects on our quality of life, our ability to work, and our finances through medical expenses.

Thankfully, you do not have to deal with these difficulties alone. Personal injury lawyers specialize in helping their clients deal with the aftermath of a bodily injury.

They can help assess the liability involved, pursue legal action against individuals, businesses, or employers to help cover medical expenses and loss of income, and relieve some of the legal and financial burden which can complicate recovery.

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What Is Personal Injury?

In the legal sense, a personal injury is an injury to a person’s body.

For example, if you had a workplace accident which resulted in a serious injury, you may have a personal injury claim. Or if you suffered an injury from a negligent motorist while cycling or jogging, you may have a personal injury claim. If you slipped, fell, and sustained an injury while visiting a business, you may have a personal injury claim.

There are many types of personal injury claims, but they all have one thing in common: damage to a person’s body.

Personal injuries can result in huge medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and psychological trauma.

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What Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

The job of a personal injury lawyer is to represent their clients interests as they attempt to recover — physically and financially — from a personal injury.

This may mean suing for medical expenses or loss of income. It may mean dealing with insurance agencies to ensure fair treatment. A personal injury lawyer will assist in any legal matters which develop as a result of the personal injury.

Having a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer is vital to ensuring fair treatment after a personal injury. The right Florida personal injury attorney will be capable of alleviating much of the stress and burden of dealing with legal matters which result from a personal injury, allowing their clients to focus on their recovery moving forward.

Do You Need A Lawyer For Personal Injury?

If you’ve suffered a personal injury which you believe another party may be liable for, it is essential to seek consultation from a qualified personal injury lawyer. Otherwise, you may not be getting the justice and compensation for which you are entitled to.

Personal injury can be a very complicated area of law, with a variety of precedents, statues, and complex questions of liability. Without the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you will have little chance of properly assessing, filing, and handling the lawsuit.

See what a personal injury attorney can do for you and your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Percentage Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Take?

Most personal injury lawyers work on a commission basis. This means that they will take a percentage of the settlement or judgment which results from the personal injury case, instead of charging an upfront fee.

This allows anyone who suffers a personal injury to get proper legal representation without having to worry about paying out of pocket.

Every law firm and every case are different, which can affect the total percentage taken by the lawyer following the settlement or judgment.

As a general rule, personal injury lawyers often take around 33% of the settlement if the case does not go to trial. If the case does go to trial, the lawyer may take 40% or more of the total judgment.

Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you think you need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer, it is vital to find a lawyer who you can establish a strong rapport with.

The right personal injury attorney will treat your case with the compassion and respect it deserves. We will take their time to understand your unique situation and work closely with you to answer your questions, address your concerns, and work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you are due. Start by scheduling a free consultation with our experienced attorneys.

Personal Injury Lawyer FAQs

How do I hire a personal injury lawyer?
Start by researching personal injury lawyers within your area. Find well reviewed lawyers or ask for word of mouth recommendations from friends and family. Then, schedule a free consultation and explain the details of your case.
What is considered to be a personal injury?

A personal injury is a bodily injury which harms an individual. It is not damage to property or assets, only to a person’s body.

What are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit?

The first step is to find a qualified personal injury lawyer who can assist you with the details and initial research. Next, you will collect any relevant information about the personal injury and any bills (such as medical expenses) which resulted from the personal injury. Your lawyer will use this information to file a lawsuit and begin proceedings.

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