Nobody wants to be injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person. However, if you or somebody you love is harmed as a result of someone else’s behavior, you may need to consider seeking legal assistance. At the SMT Legal, we want to discuss the topic of hiring a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney. When is the right time to hire? Do you even need an attorney for your case?
Your attorney will be your advocate
In the aftermath of an incident that causes injuries to your loved one, it may be tempting to pursue a personal injury claim without contacting an attorney. Many people think that just because they have clear evidence that the other party was at fault that recovering compensation will be easy. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.
If you are injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you will be looking to secure compensation in one of two ways – through a settlement with their insurance carrier or through a verdict in a personal injury trial. Regardless of which route you decide to take, you can be sure that the defendant will have an insurance carrier and/or a legal team seeking to lower the amount of compensation they pay you. They will even go as far as blaming you for causing your own injuries and twisting the evidence to prove their case.
The best time for you to hire a personal injury attorney is right after you have been injured.
When you secure a skilled Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer at the beginning of your case, you are ensuring your best chance at obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries. Your attorney will immediately work to ensure that all evidence is preserved in your case. They will ensure you are evaluated by a trusted medical professional and that all damages are properly calculated. At every step of the way, your attorney will handle negotiations with the defendant and work to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
You may be worried about how you can afford a personal injury attorney. The good news is that most personal injury attorneys will take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will owe nothing until your attorney secures a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Our team will help you secure compensation for this incident
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At the SMT Legal, you will have a fierce advocate on your behalf. We will thoroughly investigate what happened in order to secure the following compensation:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the incident
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party