Many people put off the decision to hire a personal injury lawyer because they are overwhelmed by doctor appointments, requests from insurance companies, and other demands on their time. However, the right personal injury attorney does not just help victims recover financial compensation. They will also relieve the pressure that injury victims are under while the case is still pending.
The Many Important Duties of a Personal Injury Attorney
The first thing your attorney should do is explain your legal rights and your next steps if you decide to pursue an injury claim. In many cases, personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, so victims can discuss their options without taking on an additional financial burden.
Before obtaining legal representation, remember that a good personal injury attorney:
Provides advice and guidance on everything related to your case.
The lawyer you select should have knowledge of Rhode Island injury laws (including statutes of limitations and comparative negligence) and how they affect your case. He should also be able to explain complicated legal procedures, medical terms, and insurance policy language, and answer any questions you may have.
Prevents you from making mistakes.
An attorney’s experience can be invaluable to victims who have never been involved in an accident before. For example, many victims fail to seek medical attention, or they give recorded statements to the other driver's insurance company, weakening their cases before they have even been filed. Your attorney will warn you of potential problems with your case, so you can make the best possible decision at every turn.
Acts in your best interests.
A personal injury lawyer can more accurately estimate the long-term consequences of your injuries and the overall costs you’ll face. If the insurance company will not agree to a favorable settlement during negotiations, a good lawyer will not hesitate to take the insurer to court.
Have You Been Injured Due To The Negligence Of Others?
If you've been injured you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Cranston office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help clients in Providence, Warwick and all areas of Rhode Island.