When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

It is difficult to forecast the possibility of the occurrence of accidents; they are mostly emergency. It is, for this reason, there is no specific guideline on when to hire an injury legal adviser.

A person that is injured during a car accident has to decide whether to hire the injury attorney or not. Most people have the assumption that hiring a practitioner is expensive. Either way, for cases such as the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, claims, they are an efficient and essential component to represent you and protect your rights to claim.

Is it worth to have a lawyer?

Most insurance firms would want to get away from the compensation plans and benefits. When you do not have an adviser who understands better about injury litigation, then you probably end up disadvantaged. Consider this; the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia was ready to give value to the unrepresented claimants, then there would be fewer officers in this field. Therefore, you understand the importance. No matter the cost of the lawyer, it is worth trying because you will end up with more money at the end of the claim.

When do you need an attorney?

Some circumstances will require you to hire the injury attorney immediately after vehicle accidents, they include;

  • The death of a family member that has resulted from a car accident.
  • In the occurrence of serious injury that will require hospitalization of the claimant.
  • In the event where the crash is caused by wrongdoing or ignorance of another person and has caused moderate to severe injuries.
  • Where the insurance firm is denying because of the nature of the collision, and you suffer more than one minor injury.
  • In the expectation that you may become permanently injured that has resulted in you losing the future earning or need for future care.

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Advantages of being represented

From all the above, you may fail to provide enough and convincing evidence. It is for this reasons that you will need to hire the attorney. He or she is a practitioner and knows what evidence to provide that is very vital to the case. They will investigate to avoid the loss of evidence to ensure that the facts are fully developed. Additionally, advice given by the representative will provide that the matter takes the right direction to best document the injury.

Even though the attorney provides a bill based on a percentage of recovery from the insurance agent, in majority cases, he or she obtains payment from the insurance firm, which is excess of what you can afford. Therefore, you will yield a tremendous net recovery with the adviser after deducting the charges. By being represented, you will have peace of mind in getting a reasonable fee from the claim adjuster plus you do not have to deal with the firm directly.

Not all the injury cases will require representation or hire a representative. Example; you are engaged in soft tissue injury that will not last long. For this case, you may need to convince the insurance agent to provide a reasonable settlement proposal and clear up the issue for a few a dollars.

Most injury practitioners provide free consultation, it is upon you to walk to their offices to get the general idea of the value of the case and establish whether or not it is reasonable to claim. Most attorneys charge on only the settlement amount above the original value from the compensating firm; this means that regardless of what happened to your claim, you will obtain a better net recovery with a lawyer than without a member of the bar.

To conclude the procedures have evolved to the point where you will need to have a representative to obtain a fair settlement for the compensation. Other instances involve the insurer providing a full value without claimant’s representation. However, this is not common.

Vancouver Personal Injury Law Firm

Tim Louis & Company 
175 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W2
(604) 732-7678