If you were injured in a serious accident, you may be asking yourself whether you really need an attorney to seek compensation from a negligent driver or property owner. Can a lawyer really help that much? Is it worth the money?
First, let me tell you that you can pursue a personal injury claim without an attorney. It is possible. However, unless you are extremely familiar with Maryland's personal injury laws, it may do more harm than good to handle a claim on your own. Here are a few reasons why it is beneficial to work with an attorney:
An Experienced Attorney Knows The Law.
This may seem obvious, but it is very important. There are statutes of limitations you must be aware of and other rules you must follow when pursuing a personal injury claim - and they are specific to the jurisdiction in which your crash took place. I have more than a decade of experience. I know the laws in Harford County and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
An Attorney Knows Your Rights And How To Protect Them.
If you have never been through a personal injury case before, you may not know what you can and cannot do. If you don't know your rights, you could be taken advantage of. As your lawyer, it will be my goal to fight for the outcome you deserve.
An Attorney Can Protect You From Insurance Companies.
Not only will you have to work with the negligent individual's insurance company, but you will also have to deal with your own insurance company. Unfortunately, neither may be on your side. I know how to successfully negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
An Attorney Knows How To Demonstrate Negligence.
One of the most important aspects of building a successful personal injury case is being able to show clear evidence of negligence. As an experienced lawyer, I know how to collect evidence and how to present it in a way that supports your case.
Working With An Attorney Takes The Pressure Off You.
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, it is likely you are dealing with serious physical injuries. On top of that, you may be facing some financial hardship due to the fact you cannot work and now have expensive medical bills to pay. In short, you are probably already dealing with high levels of stress. Trying to seek compensation on your own will only add to your stress level.
If you work with me, however, I will take the burden off your shoulders. I will deal with everything from collecting bills and medical records to working with the insurance companies on your behalf. I will keep you up to date every step of the way, so you will feel in control but not overwhelmed.
You May Save Money By Working With An Attorney.
Many people worry about the expense of hiring an attorney. However, if your personal injury claim is not handled correctly, you could end up footing much of the expenses on your own. You may pay for health care that would have been covered by your own insurance company, and because you don't have experience with personal injury claims, you may not know how much compensation to seek through a settlement.
I can help you understand your insurance policies so you get the medical coverage you need when you need it. Because I know the standards for seeking compensation, I will pursue a claim that is fair and in line with your needs - even if the insurance company would rather see a smaller number. Finally, I work on a contingency basis, so you will not pay attorney fees unless I recover for you.
Contact Law Office Of Garry L. Wilcox, Jr., LLC, Today
I am ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve after a terrible accident. To schedule a free consultation, please call my office at 410-698-6482 or 866-959-3391 or contact me by email.