Do You Need to Call a Lawyer?
The moments, minutes, and days following an accident can be overwhelming. For some, deciding whether to call a lawyer can be an added source of stress.
There is no shortage of myths and misconceptions about hiring a personal injury lawyer to help an individual or their loved one injured in an accident. Some of my clients have told me that they were reluctant to contact a lawyer because they didn’t know how things worked or even what questions to ask. They were unsure if they had a case or if they were entitled to compensation. They worried that hiring a lawyer would be expensive, or commit them to suing when they were uncomfortable with the idea of “going to trial”.
With all these common concerns about legal fees and the litigation process, it’s easy to understand why many hesitate to reach out to a lawyer for help. And while there are always friends or family who will offer advice, it is tough to know which guidance is reliable and worth following.
The Truth Is …
Contacting a lawyer doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety. In fact, many of our clients have expressed relief after receiving information about their individual situation. Through a free consultation at Lerners, our personal injury lawyers help injured parties find the rehabilitation support they need and provide advice about next steps. We help you navigate the confusing insurance process and tell you your rights, all on a zero-commitment basis.
Anxieties over legal costs can also add unnecessary stress. This is why firms like Lerners work on contingency agreements, which means that we do not charge any legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment for you.
Fear of a trial might prevent some individuals from contacting a lawyer. But very few personal injury cases lead to the courtroom. In fact, the vast majority of these lawsuits are resolved through negotiated settlements.
It’s natural to have doubts about involving a personal injury lawyer after an accident. It’s also easy to get overwhelmed by non-professional advice from people who don’t know about your personal situation. Fortunately, there are no risks or any cost to making the making the initial call and learning more about how we can help.
From that first call, to wherever it leads, at Lerners, we are here to make your injury our priority.