Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Lawyer if You’re Injured

by | Jul 28, 2022 | Personal Injury

Getting injured is one of the worst things that may ever happen to you.  Losing your ability to get around, to drive, to work, to care for your loved ones, and to just do the things you need to do, can be truly disheartening.  Getting injured also brings about endless questions – How am I going to work? How am I going to continue to earn money?  How am I going to take care of my kids and family?  How am I going to get better?  How am I going to pay for all of this?  Should I hire a lawyer?

These are all very important questions that may not have simple answers.  As to the last question, whether you should hire a lawyer, there are several reasons why you may want to.   

1. Lawyers know the law

The law in Florida is very complex and nuanced.  Experienced personal injury lawyers know the law and know what to do to determine whether someone may be responsible for your injury.  For example, while driving in Florida, if you are rear-ended by another vehicle, the driver of the rear vehicle is presumed to be at-fault.  As another example, even if you are intentionally harmed by someone while on someone else’s property, the property owner may have a responsibility to keep you safe.  The situations in which someone may bear legal responsibility for injuring you are endless, and a lawyer can help you sort it all out. 

2. Lawyers have resources to investigate

The reason why injuries and accidents happen is not always clear.  There are engineers that specialize in studying car accidents and reconstructing how they happened.  There are engineers that specialize in construction that can examine the staircase where you fell and determine whether there was an error in the construction or whether a building code was not followed.  Finding and hiring these experts on your own can be difficult and expensive, but lawyers have the connections and resources to make sure that your injury is investigated thoroughly. 

3. Lawyers can help you get better

Finding a good doctor that will treat you – especially without cash or insurance – is not as easy as it sounds.  Personal injury lawyers deal with doctors every day, and know which doctors take care of their patients and which doctors to avoid.  Doctors are also often more willing to treat patients that are represented by a lawyer,  as this can help to assure them that their bills will get paid. 

4. Lawyers are negotiators

When you have an injury, you have a lot of medical bills to pay.  You may have an insurance company or someone who was at-fault offering to settle your claim.  These people are in the business of negotiating and it’s a game they play every day.  Experienced lawyers also play the game every day and know all of the tricks.  A lawyer can provide you with a great advantage. 

5. Lawyers can help you along the way

When you’re injured, you have questions.  When you’re injured, you’re vulnerable.  A lawyer can be there to answer your questions and protect you along the way. 

The experienced lawyers at The Fina Law Firm are ready to help you!

Contact us for a free consultation today via phone at 904-878-2379 or via email at info@finalawfirm.com.