5 things a personal injury attorney can do that you can’t

The aftermath of a car crash can be very difficult. With injured parties, damaged vehicles and broken lives, cleaning up the mess and figuring out who pays isn’t always clear. Some people don’t get all they need to put their life back together. This is why hiring an attorney could be the most important step in recovery from a collision. Here are five reasons why.

  1. They can determine fault.

If fault is he-said/she-said, this can cause many problems. Fault can be the number one determining factor as to whether you will get all of your pieces back in your life or be giving out even more. A skilled attorney will have the ability to prove who is at fault. If the fault is with both parties, the attorney may still be able to collect damages for you.

  1. They can use discovery to help you.

Discovery is the stage where both parties are required to disclose all facts and documents related to the case. A personal injury attorney will know which discovery tools to use to help you. These tools can range from requests for admission to depositions.

  1. They can negotiate.

Most claims are settled, and never make it to court. A good personal injury attorney will know how to negotiate a fair settlement. Without having the knowledge of what could be or should be, it will be hard to know whether to decline settlement offers or accept without the expert advice from an attorney. This advice could change your life.

  1. They can find other potential defendants.

In some cases, the party at fault may not be the driver. The defendant could also be the car maker, the city construction or other possible responsible parties. The attorney will know which parties may share the fault in a collision.

  1. They know the law.

There are several laws put in place to attempt to avoid collisions or danger for drivers. An experienced attorney is aware of these laws, such as statute of limitations, truck driver rest limits, recall regulations and more. Your attorney will know which laws pertain to your case, and which could be used for and against you.

If you are someone who is thinking about handling your personal injury claim alone, you should reconsider. To get what you deserve and need, you will need to contact a personal injury attorney immediately. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys that can help you through your claim and fight for what you need to put your life back together. Contact the office for a free consultation to see if you have a case.

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