Every year in the U.S., more than 29 million people visit emergency rooms due to unexpected injuries, plus another 39 million visit their doctors for injury-related visits. Personal injuries come in many forms and they’re not usually the victim’s fault.
What would you do if you suddenly needed money to pay for an injury? For example, what if you were riding your scooter and a delivery truck ran over you? What if you were an Uber passenger in a severe multi-car accident? What if someone hit your child in the elementary school parking lot?
Get the Facts About the Value of Hiring a Lawyer
When you suffer harm due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a personal injury case. Even if you were partially at fault, California’s law of comparative negligence allows you to sue and be awarded a proportion of the compensation.
There’s no law against filing a claim or lawsuit on your own. But research shows you’re much more likely to receive high-value compensation if you hire a lawyer. A study by the Insurance Research Council found that people with attorneys secure 3.5 times more money in settlements, compared to those who go it alone.
With a lawyer’s help, you’re also more likely to avoid the hassle of appearing in court. Most personal injury cases don’t go to court here in California. At Sally Morin Law, we only have to litigate in about 10% to 20% of our cases. Of course, if your case requires going to court, we can easily take on that challenge too.
6 Ways a Personal Injury Lawyer Gets You More Money
You might be wondering: Why do people who have personal injury traffic accident lawyers get better deals? The answer comes down to the value of having decades of legal experience in these tricky situations.
Your lawyer launches an investigation. When you hire a lawyer, they get to the bottom of what happened. You’ll hear the facts and finally get some answers from professional investigators, medical experts, and accident recreation specialists. Their research provides valuable evidence for your side.
Without a lawyer, it’s easy to get pushed around. After an accident, you’ll be dealing with a person/company, their lawyer, and their insurance carrier or even multiple insurance companies. All of them will be pressuring you to give up and go away. But a good personal injury lawyer can’t be bullied. They stay strong and fight for you.
A lawyer stops the blame game. If you try to tackle your case alone, prepare to be blamed for the accident. They’ll say, “Your fault!” and, “Not it!” to avoid paying you. But your lawyer puts a stop to this finger-pointing and reminds everyone of your legal right to sue for the compensation you deserve.
A great lawyer has a great reputation. When you hire a personal injury lawyer with a stellar reputation, their name is already known to the insurance company, attorneys, judges, and others involved in your case. Now you get the benefit of their reputation too.
Your pain and suffering matters. One of the most challenging aspects of a personal injury case is placing the proper value on your pain and suffering. It’s very difficult to establish this on your own. Your lawyer helps you make this crucial calculation that allows you to maximize your claim.
A lawyer limits your chance of losing. Pre-trial settlements are guaranteed. But even if your case goes to court, your lawyer prevents simple things that could cause you to lose, like missed deadlines, improper filings, failure to see the validity of your case, and jury verdicts that are too low. Your lawyer gives you the best shot at the judge and jury seeing the strength in your point of view.
Real Cases Where People Got More With Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers
Every day, people injured in California contact Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers because someone is trying to deny or limit their claim over a personal injury accident. Often, they’ve been offered an appallingly small amount of money that doesn’t even cover the cost of their medical bills!
Here are some actual cases where Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers stepped in to help someone get the compensation they needed.
San Francisco, CA Scooter Accident CaseA driver fled the scene of the accident after hitting an audio engineer who was riding her scooter. Alone and facing expensive medical bills, the scooter rider contacted Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We tracked down an Uber driver who had a camera running during the accident, which allowed us to find the hit-and-run driver, contact the insurance company, and secure a $100,000 settlement.
Foster City, CA Child Bicyclist CaseA 5-year-old riding his bike on the sidewalk was struck by a driver making a fast turn in a school zone. At first, some of the parties involved tried to blame the boy for his own accident, but Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers helped hold the car’s driver accountable. We secured $51,000 for the child and an additional $7,500 for the mother’s trauma at witnessing the horrible accident.
Tracy, CA Motorcycle Accident CaseA young father and military veteran was riding his motorcycle when a distracted driver entered his right-of-way and caused a major accident. The motorcyclist suffered numerous injuries which required expensive surgeries, creating a mountain of bills that threatened his family’s financial stability. Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers handled negotiations with the insurance company and obtained a high value of $540,000.
After a Personal Injury, Empower Yourself With the Law
If you’ve suffered a severe personal injury that may be due to someone else’s negligence, don’t accept a tiny offer that minimizes your situation. California law supports your right to sue for your current and future medical bills, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, and more.
It’s time to talk to a lawyer and ask questions that will reveal the value of your claim. At Sally Morin Law, we’re here to help you get the money you deserve so you can get on with your life.
“I was involved in a car accident that left me with a broken leg, thanks to someone running a red light! It was my first time being involved in something like this (totaled car, surgery, and 4 days in the hospital). So I started shopping around and came across Sally Morin. Even though the other parties insurance was useless the team here was able to get the full settlement amount… allowing me to completely focus on my physical recovery! A big shout out to Rebecca and Carmen!” – Cam M.
Experience a serious traffic accident??
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We Handle Your Personal Injury Claim So You Can Focus on Your Life
After an injury, contact the attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We handle many areas of the law, including traffic injuries. We believe you should be able to focus on recovering while we handle the legal details.
We truly care about the people of California. Contact us today for a free online case evaluation.