If you’re a victim of a car crash, a bad fall, a dangerous product, or medical malpractice due to the negligence of someone else, you may not be sure of your rights or where to turn. 

Sustaining injuries at the hand of someone else, whether intentional or not, can leave lasting and devastating effects. From extensive recovery times to missed work, lost wages, increasing medical bills, and the physical and mental toll the injury can take on you and your loved ones. The insurance paperwork alone can be daunting.

A personal injury can leave you wondering if you’ll ever have your life back.

A legal battle is nobody’s first choice, but there may be compensation that you both need and deserve. 

What is Personal Injury?

A personal injury is an injury that occurs at the fault of another. It is legally defined as the harm, pain, or injury caused by the action or inaction of another person or entity.  It holds a person or entity responsible for not taking measures that the circumstances legally required them to take, or for failing to act when they should have. It can include physical injury, emotional trauma, or loss of income. Common causes of personal injuries include car accidents or a slip and falls.

Knowing what steps to take if you have been the victim of a personal injury can be challenging. The claims process for a personal injury case can be complex, but with the right personal injury lawyer, you can reduce your stress and anxiety while getting the peace of mind and compensation you deserve.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer 

You’re not always required to have a personal injury attorney to represent you if you choose to file a claim that ends up in negotiations or a courtroom. But there are several benefits to hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you.

Legal Knowledge 

If you choose to represent yourself in a personal injury case, will you know all of the legal requirements and stipulations for how the case should be handled? Are you legally required to give a recorded statement? Should you? How will you defend yourself properly in a courtroom if it reaches that point? When you’re dealing with personal injury or trauma, it can be difficult to remain both professional and objective, leaving the potential for further loss.

If you are not familiar with legal terminology and processes, choosing a personal injury lawyer is likely the best option for your personal injury case. An attorney will be equipped with the skills and experience necessary to get you the best possible outcome for your case. They will also provide you with the right tools for coping with any personal injury outcomes as well.

Negotiation Skills 

If you’re representing yourself and the case doesn’t reach trial, you may have the option to negotiate for a settlement. But do you have the knowledge and negotiation skills to get the compensation you deserve? Do you know what factors the insurance company considers important in making settlement offers?

In personal injury cases, the defendant’s insurance company will attempt to get you to settle for less than what you/your injury are worth. They will fight for the least possible loss on their end. No matter how nice they seem to be when they interact with you, their job is to pay as little as possible.

Negotiating with the insurance company will be more feasible with the right personal injury lawyer. In addition, strong legal representation can help you avoid trial and lead you to a larger settlement, as these attorneys are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and personal injuries.

Claim Processes 

Filing a personal injury claim can come with a lot of legal processing and paperwork. If you aren’t familiar with the steps to take and everything required to push the case forward, you’ll be out more time and money.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can manage the legal processes for you. Your attorney will help you navigate the legal system by filing paperwork, informing you of your rights, and knowing the statute of limitations for injury claims in your state. You won’t be left to figure out the legal system alone. 

Peace of Mind 

With any injury comes stress and anxiety, whether it’s legal or not. But when you are injured at the hand of another and trying to navigate how to get compensation, your stress and anxiety will likely rise. Physical and emotional trauma are common for injury victims. Knowing that your claim will be handled properly and by an experienced professional will factor into giving you back your peace of mind.

Choose Zajac & Padilla LLC for Experienced Representation 

Are you looking for the best representation for your personal injury claim?

At Zajac & Padilla, LLC., we specialize in litigating complex cases with dedication and integrity, fighting for our clients as we guide them through every aspect of their case with warmth and compassion. With more than 30 years of actual courtroom experience, we will work with you directly to resolve your case with the representation you can trust to get the results you need.

We offer legal representation in cases from consumer class action lawsuits to automobile accidents and provide services for English, Spanish, and Portuguese-speaking clients as well.

Contact us today for a free consultation.