Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Do I need a personal injury lawyer? 

Whether or not you need a personal injury lawyer largely depends on whether or not there's a valid personal injury case. Some injuries simply aren’t worth pursuing in court, and some lawsuits have little chance of success. But if a case is valid, such as a car accident or a slip and fall where you experienced pain and suffering among other damages, Joshi & Patel personal injury lawyers can offer you considerable benefits.

What does a personal injury lawyer do?

A personal injury lawyer provides legal representation to anyone involved in a personal injury claim such as a car accident, slip and fall or a medical malpractice. The personal injury lawyer will, 

•Decide if it is in your best interest to pursue a lawsuit.

•Make sure you receive the maximum damages possible for your case.

•Negotiate your claim.

•Tell you the best circumstances under which to accept a settlement.

•Fill out forms, obtain records, and perform administrative work.

•File motions on your behalf so you can receive information throughout the trial process.

•Help your case be taken more seriously by insurers, medical providers, and defendants.

Can you handle a personal injury case on your own?

It depends on your situation. You might be able to handle your case on your own if you:

•Live in a no-fault state that doesn’t allow you to sue unless your injuries and damages go above a certain level.

•Were offered the maximum amount from insurance policies.

In a small, uncomplicated personal injury case, you may not need a personal injury lawyer either. A quick consultation with an injury lawyer can often help you find out if your case falls into this category.

However, you may still want to consult with a personal injury lawyer even if you have a minor injury. Some smaller injuries may become more serious over time. Consulting with an injury lawyer can help you receive appropriate compensation for your injury if it worsens in the future.

Will your insurance company help with your personal injury case?

Your insurance company won’t provide you with a lawyer or give legal advice regarding your personal injury. The two of you have very different goals. An insurance company's goal is to pay out as little as possible if you’re involved in a personal injury, and your goal is to get as much of your personal injury and damage costs covered.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

Joshi and Patel provide a free evaluation, no obligation consultation in order to determine whether you have a viable personal injury case. If there is a case and Joshi & Patel represent you, we are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if you get paid. When you chose Yoshi and Patel to handle your case, you pay us absolutely nothing until you recover.

**Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.

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