What Does It Mean to be a Personal Injury Attorney?
After an injury, a victim should not have to fight for their right to collect compensation on their own.
When the medical bills continue to pile up, and an accident victim has to miss work, they feel helpless and ignored. Insurance companies can pretend to be on their side or their friend, but then fail to give them the settlement they deserve. Often times the insurance company will use the victim’s own statement against them. A victim will feel as though they are alone and without options. That is where a personal injury advocate comes into play.
Many assume that if they hire a personal injury attorney, they must go to court. This isn’t true.
After your injury, engaging a personal injury attorney only means you are hiring someone to go to bat for you. You are selecting your personal advocate who will fight for your rights
What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
A personal injury attorney provides you with legal representation after you have been physically or psychologically injured. They are there to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Your personal injury attorney wears many hats. However, most importantly they are there to help guide you and provide resources for you. They will negotiate with insurance companies and, if they must, represent you in court when you file an official lawsuit.
Five Important Tasks Your Personal Injury Attorney Can Do for You
1. Help You Get Compensation for Medical Costs and Lost Wages
You did not cause the accident, so why would you have to pay for the medical expenses associated with your injuries? An attorney works to ensure that you receive compensation for your past, present, and future medical expenses and lost wages.
2. Represent You Against the Big Insurance Companies
Big insurers have nearly infinite resources and hire trained personnel and adjusters to potentially poke holes in your story or to possibly pay out much lower than what they should. Often, they are only looking out for their own interests at your detriment. An experienced attorney knows these games and can help determine what a fair settlement is.
3. Fight for Your Rights
You have the right to hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable. Your attorney exercises your right to do so and protects your rights during the claim and lawsuit process.
4. Advocate for Those Who Cannot Speak
Sometimes, the direct victim of a personal injury may be incapable of representing themselves, particularly in wrongful death cases. This is when a loved one is lost because of the negligent acts of another. A personal injury attorney is there to advocate for that individual who cannot represent or speak for themselves and ensure that they receive justice — and that their loved ones are protected.
5. Negotiate, Litigate, and Settle
While you are recovering from your injuries, the last thing you need is to worry about court dates, paperwork requirements, and deadlines. Instead, you need an advocate who can do all of that while you focus on what is most important: healing yourself.
Speak with a Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney Who Cares
At Wendt Law Firm, P.C., we are here for you. We are your private advocates who work aggressively to help you get the compensation you deserve. Never feel as though you must settle or let an insurance company bully you into a partial payment.