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Tips for Working with an Injury Lawyer

  • When you’re hurt by someone else’s negligence, you could have grounds for a lawsuit. But handling a lawsuit on your own can land you in trouble. You may not have the tools you need for a successful claim. 

    Working with a Pensacola personal injury attorney will give your claim the help it needs, but where do you begin? If you’re hurt and you need aid getting the funds you need, check out the tips below before you meet with a lawyer. 

    Be Honest About Your Suffering 

    A key part of a personal injury lawyer’s job is to get you the settlement that meets your needs and covers all of your losses. Because of this, being less honest about your injuries can hurt your claim. Lying about the severity of your injuries, or downplaying how much your life was impacted, can both impact the compensation you receive. 

    Here’s the good news—your attorney has the tools you need to calculate the maximum value of your claim. They can represent you every step of the way and will doggedly pursue your claim’s full worth. 

    Be Patient 

    Personal injury lawsuits aren’t typically settled in a day or even a week. In some cases, a lawyer can send a demand letter to the insurance company and get a swift response. But that’s not always the case. 

    For some clients, the insurance company may continue to refuse to settle with you. That leaves you without the funds you need for some time as your claim goes to court, which can take months or longer to settle.

    That’s because your lawyer won’t settle for anything less than your owed. You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for someone else’s negligent actions.

    Let Your Lawyer Handle the Details 

    When you’re working with a personal injury lawyer, you don’t have to worry about many of the details of your claim. You can focus on your physical recovery. That means letting your lawyer handle speaking with the insurance companies and other parties. 

    For example, it’s best you don’t speak with the insurance company alone. If you do, it’s easy to say the wrong thing and lose part or all of your settlement. Accepting partial fault can leave you paying out of pocket for your injuries and suffering. Because of this, consult with your lawyer before saying anything. 

    Ready to File? Connect with an Injury Lawyer 

    When you’re hurt, you need funds as soon as possible. Your legal guidance can help you understand your claim and get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. 

    At Gross & Schuster, P.A., we make sure every client understands how we can help before they choose to work with us. Then, we’ll help you seek the funds you need while you focus on your health and wellbeing. When you’re ready for a free consultation, give us a call at 850-434-3333 or visit our website to learn more.