Why it is Beneficial to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Rather than Go Solo

If you or a loved received injuries due to the negligence of someone else – whether in a car accident that was not your fault, a slip and fall on someone’s property due to improper maintenance, or even if a defective product caused you injury – you should seek legal help as soon as possible. Specifically, you should obtain the guidance of a personal injury attorney and legal team with the experience and skills to help you recover the compensation you deserve. While you might think that your case is clear cut and that you can handle the legal process on your own, you may want to consider the benefits that a good personal injury attorney can bring to the table. Here are a few ways in which personal injury attorneys can help you and your personal injury case.  

They know what to look for, what to say, and what not to say.
A good, experienced personal injury attorney will evaluate your case honestly and objectively. He or she will identify the strengths and weaknesses and develop a well-thought strategy for moving forward. If you hear an attorney promise you the moon without any meaningful discussion: Beware! And, while there are never any guarantees, the better the attorney, the better the chance of obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict. Injured plaintiffs who are not represented by counsel are essentially fresh prey to insurance adjusters. Remember, it is their job to settle your personal injury claim as quickly as possible for as little money as possible. A personal injury attorney will take over all communications with the insurance company and will not inadvertently reduce the value of your case before it begins (as many unrepresented individuals do).

They know the law, the court personnel, and how to deal with opposing counsel.
In any lawsuit, particularly personal injury cases, there are strict deadlines to follow and specific paperwork that must be filed. New Jersey has many laws and court rules that govern personal injury actions, and nothing truly can substitute for experience and a good track record. Your attorney also will take over all communications with the defendant’s attorney (which in the vast majority cases is really the insurance company’s attorney). Your attorney will know what evidence to gather, what information and documents to request from the insurance company, and will depose relevant parties as necessary. He or she will negotiate aggressively on your behalf in order to reach a settlement for maximum compensation – not to mention, representation at any necessary hearings and trial.

Resources, resources, resources.
Good personal injury attorneys and their legal teams have the resources necessary to thoroughly litigate your claim. They have developed long-standing relationships with medical experts, accident reconstruction engineers, and more. If there is an element of your claim that needs strengthening, an experienced personal injury attorney has the resources to do so.

Strong Legal Representation
Did you or the family member suffer serious injury through no fault of your own? You may be able to recover significant economic and noneconomic damages for your losses, including pain and suffering.

At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we have represented many personal injury victims. We have a reputation for fairness and strength; that reputation goes a long way with insurance companies and the court. We have the resources to take your case as far as necessary to get the recovery that you deserve.

Call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We can be reached by phone at 888-675-7607, or you can complete our online form. We look forward to discussing your situation with you.

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Ms. Susan Petro

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