Posted October 28, 2015

7 Things You Should Know About Personal Injury Lawyers

Unless you’re a personal injury lawyer or you have done some thorough research into the topic, we don’t expect you to know everything about making a personal injury claim. With that in mind, we thought the following seven points will help you understand more about personal injury law and how a personal injury lawyer can help you.

1. A personal injury lawyer can help you when you’re injured in the following situations:

  • Car accidents
  • Injuries at work
  • Cycling accidents
  • Passenger accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Medical negligence

Slips, falls, dog bites, bee stings or any other injury you have suffered in any public place (at the mall, park or swimming pool). If you are harmed, physically, psychologically, emotionally or in any other way, a personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you.

2. Their negotiating skills assist you to be in a better position

Just because you are seeking legal advice, doesn’t mean you have to go to court to get compensation. In fact, you’ll find most claims are settled at the meeting between you, your lawyer and the other side.

3. Their negotiating skills assist you to be in a better position

While you have every right to make a claim yourself, experienced legal representation will in the majority of cases allow you to obtain a better outcome.  Your personal injury lawyer deals regularly with many compensation claims, and will be able to negotiate with an insurance company on your behalf effectively.

 A personal injury lawyer’s years of negotiation experience also gives you better chances of arriving at a favourable settlement. They will ensure your damages are clearly presented, along with their effects to your future earning capacity and lifestyle.

4. They can help you put a cost on the extent of your damages or injuries.

You can only do so much in estimating how much you’ll need to settle your damages. Personal Injury Lawyers have more accurate ways to identify the value of your claims and make sure all of the costs you will incur during treatment and rehabilitation are accounted for.

5. They can help you claim and recover compensation for a hit-and-run

If the at-fault driver flees the scene or the vehicle that causes the accident is not registered, you can still be compensated through the Nominal Defendant government insurance scheme. This is the body that helps out when there is no CTP insurer to make a claim against.

6. They know what to do with your legal papers.

Your personal injury lawyer will be in charge of gathering all the information related to your injury and other damages. These involve medical documents, statements of witnesses and claim forms among others. Your lawyer will use them as supporting materials to present your case for a beneficial settlement.

7. Lawyers aren’t there to take all of your money.

Personal injury lawyers understand how expensive it can be to fight for your compensation. Most firms offer ‘no win, no fee’ services. This means your legal fees are paid out of the damages you receive. It is also important to know that a personal injury lawyer is subject to maximum rates that they can charge. The 50/50 Rule means that a client must receive at least 50% of the settlement after outlays and government charges are deducted.

 You don’t need to be alone or spend a huge amount of money to get the support you need.  Kerin Lawyers can work with you to claim a justifiable compensation. With our No Win No Fee policy, our lawyers will truly go into battle for you. For more details, call us now at 1300 Lawyer or 1300 529 937.

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