How Do I Know if I Need an Attorney for My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Do you need an attorney for your personal injury case? For serious cases, the obvious answer is yes. But what about less severe cases? Many individuals simply choose to handle smaller injury cases on their own in an attempt to receive the compensation they deserve without paying for legal fees. Here are some thoughts to consider when making that crucial decision yourself.

Has the Other Party Admitted Fault?

Maryland is one of the many states that uses at-fault vehicle insurance. This means that one party will be deemed “at-fault” and their insurance will be held responsible for any harm, pain and suffering or property damage. If you are considered to be 51% in the blame, that still makes you the person at fault. As such, if you suspect the other party will not accept the blame, challenging them with the assistance of an experienced attorney will be your safest choice.

Are You Comfortable Doing Research and Legwork Yourself?

In order to have the highest chance of success defending yourself, you’ll want to commit extensive time to researching fault and legal liability, specific laws within your state, and compensation that may be available to you. Is this possible? Absolutely. But it will take a lot of patience and research. Alternatively, you can trust an attorney who has familiarity with all of the nuances of such cases to alleviate the burden for you.

Are Your Injuries Serious?

If your injuries are serious, then plain and simple: you need to hire an attorney. You want to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for a potentially life changing incident. Rather than leaving your case up to chance, an attorney can bring their expert negotiation skills to your trial and maximize your chances of receiving proper compensation.

One final tip we would like to offer is to never agree to a settlement before you are fully aware of the extent of your injuries. Minor injuries can turn into major injuries! The last thing you’d want is to be stuck receiving inadequate compensation for symptoms that worsened in the days following your accident. 

Are You Dealing with a Personal Injury Lawsuit? We Can Help.

If you or a loved one experienced an injury, you deserve a skilled attorney who will get you the compensation that you deserve. Consult with an experienced attorney like those of the Law Office of Elizabeth A. Lawrence today by clicking here or calling (410) 986-0088.

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