Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been hurt in a car accident, after slipping on a icy sidewalk or after using a defective product, it may be worthwhile to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills and lost future earnings if you are unable to return to work. How can an attorney potentially help you get that compensation in a timely manner?
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury attorney has the resources and experience necessary to try your case in an aggressive yet ethical manner. This means that you will have an advocate in the courtroom who only cares about getting you the outcome that you deserve. In some cases, this means that your attorney and the other parties will work out a settlement outside of court.
In other cases, a jury will decide how much your injuries are worth. Either way, you could be entitled to thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. It is not uncommon for an insurance company or another party liable for your injuries to offer a settlement for pennies on the dollar. If you accept that deal, it may limit your ability to pursue damages in the future.
An attorney will look out for your interests and make sure that you don’t accept any settlement or other deal that leaves money on the table. Although you may be willing to take a deal to ensure your own financial security in the short-term, you should consider that a settlement negotiated by an attorney may help secure your financial future for the rest of your life. It will also ensure that your children or others who depend on you will have a secure future as well.
How Can Our Firm Help?
Our firm wants to make sure that you get the advice and guidance that you need from the moment you first contact us. Your consultation may be free, which allows you to focus on getting the best legal representation possible regardless of the cost. We may also be able to make arrangements to accept payment after your case has been resolved in your favor. In fact, a portion of your settlement or jury award may be devoted to paying our fees.
Throughout the case, we will work with you to ensure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed. Furthermore, no decision about how to proceed with your case will be made without your consent. Remember, this is your case, and you should be in complete control at all times. Whether you want to settle quickly or hold out for as much compensation as possible, we will work to make sure you get the best possible outcome in your case.
It is important to note that we will be there for you no matter how long it takes to resolve the case. Whether it takes two weeks, two months or two years to get you what you are entitled to, we will be there acting as your advocate. Therefore, you should never feel like you are alone or fighting on your own to get justice against a defendant and other parties who will also have advocates representing their interests.
Why You Need an Attorney In Your Case
The legal system is generally not designed for an individual to pursue a personal injury case on his or her own. If you are hurt because of a defective product, it is unlikely that the company that makes that product is going to simply pay you and move on. Instead, lawyers for that company are more likely to use any obscure legal tactic or loophole to get the case dismissed.
The same is true if you are hurt while on another person’s property or hurt by another driver in a car accident. If you want to secure your financial future and make the person who hurt you pay for his or her actions, you will need legal counsel to make that happen.
If you have been hurt, your first call after seeing a doctor should be to an attorney. He or she can review the case to determine the best way to make sure that you get all the money that you are entitled to and make the road to recovery a little easier to navigate.