Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Reach out to South Carolina personal injury lawyer John Peace for immediate help with your case.

If you have suffered an injury in South Carolina, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse when it comes to damages.

What’s more, you may also have questions about hiring a personal injury lawyer.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Is having someone represent you in your worth the cost and effort?

Not all injury cases warrant the counsel of a legal professional, but many do.

Here’s a look into whether or not you need a personal injury lawyer following an accident—

Have You Been Seriously Injured?

If your injuries are serious, then hiring a personal injury lawyer is likely a smart idea. Personal injury claims involving serious injuries have higher value. This means an insurance adjuster is going to try to lower the value of your case. Insurance companies don’t want to pay out large claims.

Not only may this mean that you have to deal with an insurance adjuster who is doing everything possible to undermine your claim, but more serious injuries mean that more is resting on the claim outcome. These are two compelling reasons to work with a lawyer.

Is Fault Disputed or Shared?

In order to recover your full settlement amount, you must prove that the party whom you are blaming for your injuries breached the duty of care owed to you (i.e. acted negligently). You must also show that your injuries were a direct result of this breach. If an insurance party finds you partially to blame for your injuries, your compensation award may be diminished in proportion to your degree of fault.

If there is any question about fault for your accident or injury, or if an insurance adjuster is trying to put the blame for the accident on your shoulders and you believe that it was not your fault, you need an attorney who can investigate your case and build your claim.

Did the Insurance Company Deny Your Claim or Offer Less than You Deserve?

Finally, consider hiring a lawyer in the event that the insurance company denied your claim. If they offered a settlement amount that you believe is much less than you deserve an attorney can help. Your lawyer will explain your rights when either of these events occurs, including the right to reject and renegotiate a settlement.

Is Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Worth the Expense?

When you hire a personal injury lawyer from the Peace Law Firm, you can take comfort in the fact that our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay any upfront fees. Our lawyer’s fee will is a percentage of your winnings. If you don’t win, we don’t collect.

To schedule your free consultation with our personal injury lawyers today, please call us directly or send us a message. We are here to help you.

Rate this Post

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars