As defined by the American Bar Association, personal injury law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act.
The National Center for Health Statistics has stated that around 31 million people are injured across the United States each year that require medical treatment. Of these, some 2 million are severe enough to require hospitalization. Additionally, 162,000 of these injuries are fatal.
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also reveals that out of the 5.5 million car accidents present in the country each year, there are 3 million injuries and 40,000 fatalities. This includes 60,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths that also occur due to truck accidents.
Being injured or harmed in an accident can be emotional, overwhelming, and seemingly helpless. Depending on the extent of your injuries you may even require surgeries, physical therapy, or other medical treatment to fully recover.
While a personal injury lawyer cannot undo the hardship that has happened, having an experienced legal advocate on your side to provide guidance and support can reduce the stress of dealing with a personal injury claim after an injury.
How Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
There are a few initial steps that happen when you hire a personal injury lawyer. These include:
- Conducting a formal investigation to see how the personal injuries occurred and what parties were involved
- Handling all communication with insurance companies
- Calculating and negotiating the correct value for your personal injury claim and settlement
- If the other party refuses to settle, they will also prepare and file a personal injury lawsuit
Ultimately, a personal injury attorney takes the necessary steps to make sure you are compensated for your injury so you don’t have to. Your only task is to focus on yourself or your loved one and know you have an advocate that is fighting for you.
The Danger of Insurance Companies
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits to an experienced personal injury lawyer is their extensive knowledge of working alongside frustrating insurance companies.
Working directly with an insurance company to resolve a personal injury claim can be tricky. Really, an insurance company only cares about paying the lowest amount for your claim if it cannot deny it outright.
This means you could end up receiving less than what your claim is really worth without even realizing it. Insurance adjusters are highly experienced and have the best interest of the insurance company rather than you at heart.
Thus, hiring a personal injury lawyer that cares about you and understands how to negotiate with insurance companies is of the utmost importance to your quality of life and worth in your personal injury case.
Mobile, Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers
The attorneys at Braswell Murphy understand how to navigate insurance companies because they used to work for them. Kasie Braswell and Brian Murphy know all the tricks the companies use to protect their bottom line by keeping victims from receiving fair payment – and all the tactics their attorneys use to defend them.
If you or a loved one have been injured or harmed because of another’s actions, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Braswell Murphy in Mobile, Alabama today!
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