VSCP The Important Roles of Personal Injury Attorneys

By VSCP LAW

A common error people make after they’ve been injured as the result of someone else’s actions in Philadelphia is to try to handle the case themselves. Instead, they should immediately contact a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer. Here’s why.

 

A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER WILL INCREASE YOUR LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS

 

You’ve probably heard the saying “A person who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Legal rules and procedures – especially in Philadelphia – are complex. Navigating them is challenging enough for lawyers who have gone through the rigors of law school. But if you have no formal legal training and you attempt to handle your personal injury matter on your own, there is hardly any likelihood that you will achieve an optimal result. Hiring a personal injury lawyer substantially increases your likelihood of success.

 

A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY GETS YOU THE MOST COMPENSATION

 

People tend to (wrongly) think they can keep things simple by handling everything by themselves. They don’t want to get lawyers involved because they worry that there are hidden costs or that it will take too much effort or time. When you file a claim with your insurance company, the insurance company may try to convince you that they can handle everything.

But an insurance company will undervalue your case. In other words, they will tell you that they can only collect a certain amount of money (because that is the maximum amount they’d be able to collect for you). Whatever amount the insurance company tells you is typically far less than what a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can collect for you.

 

A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY KNOWS HOW TO TAKE ON THE OPPOSITION

 

People tend to forget that when they sue someone, they’re often not just suing someone, a person. They’re also suing a business or corporation. This is much more daunting because corporations have deep pockets and can hire an army of high-paid lawyers to fight on their behalf. That is typically whom you’re up against.

  

Even when your opponent isn’t a corporation, they could still be represented by a powerful insurance company that has a team of lawyers whose number one job it is to find any way possible to get your case thrown out.

 

You need to understand who is on the other side of your lawsuit. And you need a Philadelphia personal injury attorney on your side – someone who can help amplify the true value of your case – so these fierce corporations don’t take advantage of you.

A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY WILL FILE YOUR LAWSUIT ON TIME SO THAT YOU DON’T LOSE THE RIGHT TO YOUR CLAIM

In every personal injury case, time is of the essence. If your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer does not act efficiently and swiftly, you could lose the opportunity to file a lawsuit at all!  

Pennsylvania law allows you two years from when you knew or should have known that your injury was the result of the defendants’ negligence. There are some additional exceptional rules that only experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers know, which is why it’s crucial to hire one to investigate your case.

A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY WILL RETAIN CRUCIAL EVIDENCE BEFORE THE DEFENDANT DESTROYS IT

An experienced personal injury attorney knows what actions must be taken early in the process such as ordering medical records; reviewing police reports; and collecting witness statements, photographs, and videos. The presence or absence of these crucial forms of evidence could determine whether your lawsuit is successful or not.

 

If you were injured in a slip and fall, your premises liability attorney might collect building records, weather history, janitorial schedules, etc. If you were injured in a car accident, your accident attorney might gather auto mechanic invoices, cell phone records, and the defendants’ driving records. 

 

And remember: Much of the critical evidence is in the possession of the defendant and if those items aren’t requested early in the process, the defendant could destroy them.

 

Thus, you need a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to preserve any and all necessary evidence.

A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER WILL HIRE THE RIGHT (AND BEST) EXPERTS

In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit is complicated and requires expert review and analysis. Your personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia has access to the best experts in the country. They will ensure that the most appropriate and qualified experts review your case. And they will ensure that those experts write a detailed and comprehensive report to bolster your claim in court. 

To find an experienced personal injury attorney in Philadelphia to represent you in your personal injury case, contact the attorneys at VSCP Law.

 

 

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