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Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Technically, you can file a personal injury claim by yourself, but in most cases that may not be the best choice.  If you have suffered only minor injuries in a car wreck, you may not need an attorney and may be able to handle the claim yourself.  For example, if you have a fender-bender type car wreck and you have no injuries or very minor injuries (not requiring emergency medical treatment), the damages will likely be less than a couple thousand dollars.  In that case, it might not be economically feasible to bring an attorney into the case.  You will most likely be able to handle the claim with the insurance company on your own. However, you should almost always hire a personal injury attorney if:

Severe Injuries or Death

If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has lost their life in a personal injury matter, you should hire a personal injury attorney.  When you suffer a serious injury you can be faced with high medical expenses.  It can be difficult to determine the value of your injuries and your loss.  An experienced personal injury attorney can help evaluate how much your claim is worth.

Further, a personal injury attorney will have knowledge of the laws and procedural rules to effectively navigate the claim and act as your advocate throughout the entire case.  The insurance companies will make efforts to reduce compensation and sometimes deny claims altogether.  Having an attorney who knows how to combat the insurance company’s tactics can help you obtain the necessary compensation in a personal injury case.  It is also sometimes necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit, which requires specialized skill and training.

It is also very important to hire an attorney quickly in order to preserve evidence that is instrumental to your case.

Long-term Injuries or Permanent Disabling Injuries

Generally, a long-term injury is one that lasts for about one year or longer and a permanent injury is one that disables you for life.  These types of injuries can affect your ability to work and quality of life.

Proving you have suffered a long-term and/or a permanent disabling injury can be difficult and require specific evidence.  A personal injury attorney will know how to contact your medical providers and obtain the necessary information for the claim.  If you have suffered these types of injuries in an automobile collision you should hire a personal injury attorney immediately.

Disputed Liability or Refusal to Pay

Insurance companies will sometimes dispute whether or not their insured is liable for the car wreck even though fault is clear.  Thus, they may say they are not responsible to pay for your injuries and damages.  Similarly, insurance companies sometimes refuse to make a fair settlement offer, or make any offer at all.  If you have been seriously injured in a wreck and the insurance company is disputing liability or refusing to pay, a personal injury attorney can help you prove the other party was indeed at fault for the wreck and obtain a fair settlement offer.

The Kuzmich Law Firm has represented a number of clients with serious injury and wrongful death claims.  Our extensive knowledge in handling serious injury and wrongful death cases in Texas has enabled us to help numerous victims and their families collect millions in settlements for their legal claims. Contact our personal injury attorneys today at 972.434.1555 to schedule a free case evaluation to see what legal options are available for you.