Being injured in an accident that happened because of someone else’s fault or negligence can be a traumatizing event. You may be entitled to get a compensation claim, and to do that, you should seek legal help from a personal injury attorney. Personal injury cases can be a real challenge not only for you as a victim but for your attorney as well.
This is why it’s not a smart move to try and get the settlement by yourself. Accidents cannot be predicted and can happen at any time, any place, and to anyone. So, if you were recently injured (car accident, slip-and-fall, burn injury, workplace injury) you should consult with a New Mexico personal injury attorney who will guide you into the further steps.
Why Get a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injuries can range from minor and insignificant, to severe and life-threatening. Some injuries completely change the life of the victim; some people are temporarily or permanently disabled. This means their life changes for good; their ability to work changes and they may never be able to work and earn again (at least not with the same capacity).
Trying to get your much-deserved compensation claim by yourself can be tricky because the insurance company of the defendant will work hard to argue that your injuries occurred because you weren’t careful enough, or that you got them in another accident.
In the end, it is what an insurance company does – their main goal is to offer an as low settlement as possible, or even deny it entirely. Here are several reasons why you need a skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
They Will Know If You Have a Case
When you get injured, no matter how the accident happened, you surely believe that you have a case. Maybe you slipped and fall in a store, or got hit by a car in the parking lot. However, the victim doesn’t always have a case. This is why your attorney should review your case; they will know if you have a case or not.
If you weren’t careful in the store where there was a clear sign that the floor is wet, chances are you might not get the needed claim. The store will hire attorneys who will argue that your clumsiness leads to the fall and that you should have been more careful knowing that the floor was wet.
Your Attorney Knows the Laws
Maybe you think that there isn’t too much philosophy in filing for a compensation claim, but the truth is these things are never going smooth. You need to know the laws of your state and you should know how to apply them. A personal injury attorney knows these things, it’s their job after all. So, trying to figure things out on the go may cost you a compensation claim, that you might not get with your modest knowledge of laws.
Your Lawyer Will Go to Court
If your case gets to court, you will need a good representative, and what’s a better choice than a personal injury attorney. Not only do they know how to speak in court, with all the legal phrases, but they also know judges and people who work there which is a helpful thing as well. In fact, if your injuries are severe, you might not even be able to show in court, during your recovery.
Your Lawyer Knows How to Get the Best Settlement
Your attorney will advise you not to sign anything the defendant’s insurance company offers. Also, they will advise you not to explain too much or answer questions without consulting with them. This is because the insurance company will use all methods they have to offer you a lower settlement, and then argue that you accept it.
In fact, your personal injury attorney will advise you not to accept any offer until you are fully recovered. Accepting the first offer can be a mistake, since your injuries may demand longer medical treatment and recovery.
In the end, your attorney will do their best to help you get the claim; it’s in their interest as well it is in yours for you to get a suitable claim that will cover your medical bills, lost wages, all damages you had after the accident, attorney fees, court fees and so on.
Contact Our Leading New Mexico Personal Injury Law Firm
If you were injured in an accident in New Mexico, FBD Law’s team of personal injury attorneys is here to help you and represent your case until the very end. Call our firm and schedule your free case evaluation.