If you or a loved one has been severely injured in an accident, then you have the right to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for the injuries and losses. However, the outcome of your case often depends on the way it is pursued. This is why it is advisable to hire a personal injury lawyer. With over 130,000 personal injury attorneys currently working in the US, selecting a lawyer to represent your case is not easy. And this is exactly what we’ll focus on in today’s post. Read on to learn about crucial steps that you can take when choosing a lawyer for legal representation.
No two settlements are identical. But my friend/cousin/neighbor/etc. settled their claim for $$$$ and they were not hurt as bad as I was. We hear this all the time when it comes to personal injury settlements. Unfortunately, all I can say in response is “Good for your friend/cousin/neighbor/etc.” Even within the same vehicle in an accident, there can be different settlement results among the claimants. That’s because no two people are identical (except identical twins! And even they are going to have some differences—just ask their Mom).
Picture it: you’re driving home from a long day at work. You reach an intersection with a green light. But, you’re t-boned by someone that runs the red light while on their cell phone. You have suffered some very severe injuries. You must be extracted from your car by the fire department. You’re flown by helicopter to the nearest trauma left and spend a month in the hospital. Your medical bills when you’re released are more than $150,000. You also have a permanent injury and can’t return to your old job or way of life.
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