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Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

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There are a host of reasons you might need a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. From suffering injuries in a car accident, to suffering harm from a defective product and those are just a couple.

Let's use a car accident as a simple example. If there is minimal property damage and no one is hurt, you can probably handle the situation without a lawyer. Most property damage settlements are straightforward.

If you bruised your arm, but otherwise are okay, you still probably don’t need the assistance of an accident lawyer. However, if you suffered a serious injury, such as head trauma or an injury requiring surgery, you should consider contacting a lawyer.

The hard part can sometimes be discerning the difference between both scenarios; which is certainly a gray area. It’s always best to consult a lawyer and if they are unable to assist you they can provide suggestions or a make a referral.

Insurance Companies

By insurance companies’ own admissions, it’s been shown that if you are injured or have lost a loved one, you are more likely to receive two to three times more compensation if you have a lawyer working for you. An experienced lawyer will work to get you the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.

The tactics employed by insurance companies will not get past your lawyer, but they may get past you. Insurance adjusters are trained to secure quick settlements. They work to get you to release the insurance company from further liability causing you to forego your legal rights in turn for a nominal compensation. Or, they delay and try to convince you that you aren’t entitled to pain and suffering for certain injuries, but would you really know if that were true? Most likely you wouldn’t. That is why you need a personal injury lawyer that will know what you are entitled too and what you aren’t.

Advantages of having a Personal Injury Lawyer

Most importantly, an experienced lawyer can help you determine if you have a case. All cases are different, as such, a personal injury lawyer can help assess the best and worst aspects of your case and create an honest assessment.

Statute of Limitations – This is an important concern. As mentioned above, insurance adjusters are known to push for quick settlements or employ delay tactics. A lawyer will help make sure your case is filed and resolved in the required time.

Compensation – Many types of damages are not obvious to the layperson. And, some personal injuries manifest after the accident. An experienced lawyer is familiar with these types of injuries and will be able to assist you by referring you to the appropriate specialist.

Appropriate Parties – The defendant’s attorney and insurance adjuster will make every attempt to minimize their obligation. But, many times additional parties bear some responsibility for your injuries and a lawyer can find all parties.

Find a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible to avoid waiving or losing important rights that are guaranteed under state or federal law. You can bet the insurance companies have skilled professionals representing their best interests. Shouldn’t you have a skilled professional representing your best interests as well?

The Demas Law Group has been providing the highest quality of legal services to Californians for nearly twenty years. We take great pride in meeting our clients’ needs while working together to win your case and obtain the maximum compensation allowed by law. We are here to help you during this difficult time. Call our team of Sacramento personal injury lawyers at 888 776 0977 to speak with an attorney. To learn more about why you should hire us click here.

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  1. Carlos Murry says:
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    You are right. Insurance companies don’t really care about you so you really have to hire a personal injury lawyer to get the maximum compensation for your injury.