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October 22, 2019 | Gary Burger

Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me With My Claim?

If you've been lied to, if you've been cheated in a deal, or if you've been injured because of another person's reckless actions, you can pursue a personal injury claim. The question is, however, can a Personal Injury Lawyer help you with your personal injury claim? Every personal injury case is different, and some claims may be more complex or have more stipulations or damages than others. In these cases, when your settlement or recovery is involved, it is almost always beneficial to at least speak with a lawyer to see if your claim can be substantiated or protected. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis always offer free, no-charge consultations, and we never charge any fees unless we win your claim. If your claim doesn't need a lawyer, we'll tell you. We want to help you, regardless of whether you need us or not.

Can a Personal Injury Lawyer help me with my Claim?

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Every case is different. Some may be simple. The other party may acknowledge that they owe you, and they are actively cooperating to make sure you are paid the debts you are owed, or are given the care and medical attention you deserve if you are hurt. For cases like these, you may not need a personal injury lawyer. But when does this change? When does a claim go from being manageable, to relying on the expertise and guidance of a lawyer?

The Answer - When you're seriously hurt, and when communication with those who damaged you is difficult, confusing, and it seems like you aren't getting anywhere.

The caveat to this is that you don't even have to be seriously hurt for the other side to try to stonewall you and cheat you out of what you are owed. Sadly, many businesses and individuals will try to cheat you out of your recovery and settlement. They'll say you should have known the dangers, you should have been more vigilant, or they'll say that you have to work with them or you won't get anything. But remember, you don't have to do anything they say, you have rights by law, and you absolutely can sue. In these cases where the other side is refusing to work with you, a personal injury lawyer can definitely tip the scales in your favor. Listed below are several examples of when a personal injury lawyer can help with your claim.

Collection of Evidence and Records

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After an event where someone is injured, a business or individual will often try to cover their tracks. They'll claim that they don't have records or video footage, or photographs giving a clear detail of what happened. A lawyer can get a judge to court order the release of these documents to show that your side of the story is the correct one. Without a lawyer, you would have to deal with the court system yourself, as well as the correct filing of documents and court dates. Often, just the threat of getting a lawyer involved can help with the releasing of these documents.

Expert Witnesses

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When a case relies on a certain set of facts or data, an expert can be used to verify that the facts are accurate or that a story could have happened a way it was alleged to have happened based off a set of facts. Personal Injury Lawyers typically have contacts with expert witnesses in multiple fields who they can rely on to bring to court or to depositions. Without the assistance of an injury attorney, getting an expert witness to testify on your behalf could be difficult.

Determining the Settlement/Recovery

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The insurance company, business, or individual is going to give you a settlement amount and say that that is how much they are willing to give you. It may be enough to cover your full expenses, and it may not be. A lawyer will know the difference. Insurance companies and businesses have certain policies that they are required to carry in the event of an accident, and a lawyer will know how to put an injury claim against these policies. If the first offer is far too low for your needs, a personal injury lawyer will know to counter based off of those policies to get you a higher settlement amount. Without a personal injury lawyer, you may be accepting a settlement that doesn't meet all of your needs.

Personal Injury Trial

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If you can't come to an agreement with the other side, a trial may be necessary to settle the disagreement. If you aren't familiar with how a trial works, the motions you can make in a trial, or how to counter the other team's arguments, you may need a lawyer. Personal Injury Lawyers know how to fight court cases, and they know how to detail with the complexities that may arise from a case. The Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law insist on taking cases to trial, because when a business or individual knows we are serious about getting recoveries for our clients, and that we'll take them to court to get it, they will typically offer the maximum amount that their company or policy can offer to keep the claim from going to trial.

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If you need help with an injury claim, call our Firm.

Our consultations are free, and we never charge an attorneys fee's unless we win your claim. We care about our clients, their recovery, and their lives. We understand how hard it can be to fight an injury claim by yourself, and we want to offer you our services. If you have any additional questions about personal injury claims, how a lawyer can help you, or if you would like to discuss the merits of your claim, please call or contact our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis at your earliest convenience.