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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

The aftermath of an accident can feel like a total blur. Regardless of the circumstances that led you here, suddenly you’re dealing with injuries, property damage, and the emotional trauma that accompanies these problems. 

Filing a personal injury claim could help you recover compensation for the losses you’ve suffered. The good news is you don’t have to go through this process alone. 

Wondering if you need a personal injury lawyer? Read to learn more about some important considerations and how a Dallas criminal defense lawyer can help.

Some Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding on a Personal Injury Lawyer

Whenever you get in an accident, the losses you suffer can be long-lasting. Maybe you know filing a personal injury claim can help you recover financial compensation, but you’re unsure about hiring a lawyer. 

Although the circumstances are different in every case, some things to keep in mind when deciding whether to go with a personal injury lawyer include:

  • Who’s Responsible for the Accident? In a personal injury claim, the basis for the liable party paying the plaintiff compensation is their negligence is the basis for the accident having taken place. If you know someone else’s actions led to your injuries—and are able to prove it with evidence—then you may have a case. If you’re unsure, a personal injury lawyer can go over your case for free. 
  • Are You Prepared to Face the Insurance Company Alone? As is usually the case in personal injury disputes, the injured party negotiates with the insurance company representing the liable party in opes of coming to a settlement agreement. The difficult part is the insurance company will always try to pay you the least amount of money possible—making negotiation a crucial part of the compensation process. 
  • Is There a Possibility that Your Claim Will Go to Court? Even what you feel are the most cut-and-dry circumstances possible, the insurance company may refuse to settle out of court for your compensation. And although it’s legal to advocate for yourself in court, having an experienced lawyer on your side can dramatically increase your chances of successfully winning a jury award. 

What Sort of Damages Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help me Recover?

One of the most difficult things to do without the assistance of an experienced attorney is negotiate for the full and fair settlement with the insurance company. And while there are many reasons for this, one of the most important is simply the insurance company will state your claim isn’t worth as much as you believe. 

An experienced personal injury attorney can examine the background of your case to fight for a fair settlement package reflecting the sum of your losses from the accident, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma 
  • And others

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Have you suffered an accident? You don’t have to go it alone—an experienced personal injury lawyer from Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C. can help you unlock the compensation you deserve. 

Give us a call at 214-984-3113 or fill out the form below to get started today. 

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