Why do you need a personal injury lawyer?
October 14, 2019 by GKwriter
Did you know that it’s actually in the insurance company’s best interest to settle a car accident claim quickly? Did you also know that medical malpractice lawsuits have a statute of limitations for how long you have to file a lawsuit after an incident? And guess what, the grocery store where you slipped and fell when there wasn’t a wet floor sign is actually liable for your accident.
If you didn’t know these facts and you’re dealing with an injury, you should certainly hire a personal injury lawyer. But there are many reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer outside of those facts as well.
The number one reason to hire a personal injury lawyer is to ensure a fair settlement that helps you fully recover from your injuries without a financial burden. Let’s take a look at various reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer.
The claims adjusters and staff of insurance carriers are trained in handling personal injury claims. It’s likely that you have never had such training, which can put you at a disadvantage during discussions with them.
Insurance carriers will ask you specific questions to get you on record saying your injury isn’t all that bad. They also find ways to insinuate that the accident was partially your fault.
As we covered above, insurance companies like closing claims quickly. This isn’t always in your best interest because it can rush the investigation. By rushing the process, you might not know the full extent of your injuries and the medical bills associated.
There are also instances where the opposite happens when an insurance company drags its feet paying your medical bills. This is frustrating because it leaves you burdened with paying your bills out of pocket as you wait for the insurance company to reimburse you.
Gore and Kuperman personal injury lawyers in northern Virginia are experienced in dealing with insurance companies. Our team can handle your discussions with the company to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
In Virginia, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice is two years. That means that you must gather all the necessary information and proof for your case within that timeframe. This can be daunting, especially as you continue to seek medical care regularly.
A personal injury lawyer can help you prove your case and stay within the given filing timeframe. For a viable case, you must prove that your health care provider was negligent in complying with the standard of care. You must also prove that their negligence is what caused your personal injuries.
The lawyers at Gore and Kuperman have 35 years of experience in medical malpractice lawsuits. The law firm’s team will gather the necessary proof and interact with your doctor and your doctor’s legal team to ensure proper compensation.
Knowing a fair settlement
Seeking repayment for your medical bills is important, but did you know you may be eligible for further compensation? You can seek compensation for time you missed at work and for pain and suffering.
Calculating the total settlement on you own is difficult and you could end up selling yourself short. A personal injury attorney knows the proper calculations to ensure you receive a fair settlement. You should discuss the full details of your situation with a lawyer before engaging with your doctor’s legal team.
Gore and Kuperman have negotiated countless settlements as personal injury lawyers in northern Virginia. Our fees are reasonable to ensure you still get a large portion of your settlement. We can discuss a fee structure that works for you during a free consultation.
No matter what type of personal injury you’re dealing with, the opposing party will have an expert team completing an investigation. If the opposing party gathers all the information for your case, the details are unlikely to favor you.
When you hire a personal injury lawyer, you get their full team as support. This often includes medical professionals who can review your injuries and doctor reports. It also includes traffic engineers who assess the scene of a car accident to establish fault and evaluate road conditions.
Gore and Kuperman’s staff includes more than just trained lawyers to help you navigate your case. You get full access to our robust team of experts so you don’t have to worry about hiring your own experts.
If you’re ready to have a team behind you for your personal injury, call us at 703-385-7300.
This blog post is not legal advice, nor is it intended to be used as such. Specific case facts should be discussed with an attorney.