Three Things You’re Getting Wrong About Personal Injury Lawyers

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Most people are lucky enough that they haven’t had to file a personal injury lawsuit against anyone, which means that most people have little experience with personal injury lawyers. Not having an experience with them can make people apprehensive about hiring one and make finding one more stressful than it should be. Here are three things you’re probably getting wrong about lawyers that should make hiring one a little easier and more comfortable.

1. That they’re all really busy.
One thing you’re probably getting wrong about personal injury lawyers is that they’re all really busy and won’t have time to help you with your case. The reality is that there are more than 1,2 licensed and practicing attorneys in the United States, and more than 74% of them are in private practice. This means that staffs at law firms are usually pretty small which allows them to focus on you, your case, and achieving the best possible outcome.

2. You think you don’t need one.
Another thing that people get wrong about lawyers is thinking that they don’t need one. It can’t be that hard to negotiate with insurance companies, and file all the necessary paperwork, and keep in contact with the right people, and know all of the laws and precedents surrounding the case, right? Of course it’s hard and that’s why people do it for a living. Only half of plaintiffs win in personal injury cases that go to trial, so you’ll need expert counsel and representation for the best chance at a successful outcome.

3. They’re all the same.
Another common misconception that people often have about lawyers is that they’re all the same, but they aren’t. Lawyers all have different practice areas and experience, so it’s important to hire the right one, and one you get along well with since you’ll be communicating often.

Did you think any of these things about personal injury lawyers? Feel free to share your misconceptions with us in the comments section below. For more, read this link.

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