There are times when the process of obtaining a reasonable personal injury settlement does not require an attorney. For example, let's say you were in a
car accident and you suffered only minor trauma, so there are no medical bills. If you're not trying to collect any other damages, you can most likely work with the insurance company yourself to see that your
car accident settlement is covered.
However, if your claim involves permanent injury, mental anguish or wrongful death, you should hire a lawyer. Personal injury lawsuits can be complex and costly, so it‘s good to have someone on your side who is familiar with the legal system. A lawyer can guide you through the process, saving you stress and winning you a larger personal injury lawsuit settlement.
You should file a personal injury lawsuit if your case involves negligence, intentional wrong or liability. Cases that meet those criteria are eligible for punitive damages and compensation. However, it's extremely important to speak with an attorney and get a lawsuit started right away, before you sign papers from the insurance company.
Here at Peterson Law Offices, we have plenty of experience helping people get the insurance settlements that they deserve. Let us take care of the lawsuit so that we can maximize your settlement while you take care of your health. For more information, call Peterson Law Offices at (503) 280-0888. We handle personal injury lawsuits in Oregon and southern Washington, so contact us at your earliest convenience for expert help.