Hiring a Personal Attorney

Even today, in what some think of as a litigious society, there are still folks who hesitate or will not hire a personal injury attorney when it comes to an accident where they are not at fault.

These folks will easily hire an attorney for real estate matters, business formations, tax issues, divorce and child custody matters, probate proceedings, and any other number of reasons. But, when it comes to hiring an Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney to protect their interests, they hesitate because they feel that it is perceived by many as a get-rich-quick scheme or as easy money. This could not be further from the truth, but it is still believed to be true by many and especially those who have had no, or limited, experience in personal injury matters.

The consequences of being injured or of losing a family member due to an accident can be devastating both financially and emotionally. There are unexpected medical bills, and your income will be affected or, worse, cut off entirely.

The reality is you will, more than likely, have to fight for any money you might get for your injuries and damages as the result of the negligence of someone else. Insurance companies, unfortunately, see accident victims as a drain on their clients’ company profits. Consequently, they will usually fight against you tooth and nail for the compensation you deserve. Also, they help to continue to spread the mistaken idea that all personal injury claims are fake or that they are made by people just out to make a quick buck.

Another reason that personal injury victims sometimes hesitate in hiring a personal injury attorney is the fee. Oftentimes, they do not realize Alexandria Personal Injury Attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. That is to say that the attorney will pay all up-front costs to handle the claim. No money is due from the claimant until the case settles or goes to trial and, then, only if the claimant wins.

Then, too, if a claimant is somewhat familiar with the contingency-fee arrangement, they may feel that the fee is too expensive. However, a study by the Insurance Research Council found that claimants who hired an attorney usually recovered 3 1/2 times as much as those who did not. So, despite paying a lawyer who pays all up-front costs and does not receive a penny if the case is lost, it is far and away a better choice to hire an Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney than try to deal with the insurance company on your own.

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