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By Levine and Wiss | December 24, 2018
If you are the victim of an automobile accident, slip & fall injury, medical malpractice, faulty product or any other type of accident resulting in bodily harm, a personal injury attorney is a skilled professional who can help you win your case.
What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is the bodily damage incurred because of another person’s negligence or intentional bad conduct. A personal injury attorney is a legal professional whose primary goal is to get justice and seek monetary compensation for the injured victim.
5 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Attorney
Here are five reasons how an attorney can help you.
1. Advise You of Your Rights
An attorney has years of experience about personal injury cases. He knows about New York’s federal and state laws and how they affect your right as an accident victim.
2. Act Quickly
You must get medical care immediately. A personal injury attorney has a team of legal professionals who know what specific forms and actions need to be taken within 24 hours of the accident.
3. Collect Pertinent Evidence
Do you have photos of your wrecked car or an accurate police report? Your attorney will know what critical evidence you need and how to present it in court.
4. Dealing with the Insurance Company
What medical procedures are necessary for your injury? The claims representative for the insurance company works on behalf of the company, not you. An attorney knows how to navigate the complex procedures and explain what you are entitled to receive.
5. Seeking Settlement Versus Going to Court
If your cases is settled out of court, your attorney can negotiate on your behalf. However, if the settlement offered is not enough or the issue of liability remains, he can represent you in court and let a jury or judge decide.