May 07 2021

Should You Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury attorneys help accident victims obtain financial compensation for their losses. Despite knowing this – and despite the fact that lawyers typically offer free consultations — many injured individuals have doubts about whether or not to schedule an appointment.

In our opinion, no accident victim should pass on the opportunity to meet with a lawyer. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, bus or bicycle – whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian – contacting an experienced local law firm like William R. Rawlings & Associates is to your benefit.

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Why Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney is a Good Idea

You might hesitate to reach out to an attorney because you don’t think that the injuries you suffered are severe enough. Or, your reluctance may stem from worries about paying for legal help.

To address the first point, attorneys who specialize in personal injury law are good judges of whether or not a case warrants legal representation. When you meet with a lawyer, they’ll let you know if they can help with your claim – and you’ll get that expert opinion at no cost.

As for the second reason for not reaching out to an attorney, understanding the payment arrangement may ease your mind. Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, covering the costs of any upfront expenses and getting paid out of the settlement or jury award.

Determining if You Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim

When you meet with an attorney, they’ll review your situation to determine if you have a valid claim for compensation. Regardless of the severity of the injuries you sustained, your case needs certain elements. Your lawyer will be looking to see if they may be able to prove all of the following:

  • That you were owed a duty of care
  • That duty of care was breached
  • The breach was the cause of your injuries
  • Your injuries resulted in verifiable damages

If your attorney determines that you have a valid injury claim, they’ll offer to provide the legal help you need. But no matter what, they’ll explain what to do next.

Schedule a Free Personal Injury Attorney Consultation Today

Since you can meet with a lawyer for free – and without being obligated to their law firm – there’s really no reason not to schedule a consultation. If you’ve been injured due to another party’s negligence or wrongful action, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced local injury lawyer.

In Utah, Idaho and California, William R. Rawlings is the law firm you want on your side. We’ve been helping accident victims for over 35 years, and we fight hard to ensure that our clients receive every dollar they deserve for their damages. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a highly skilled personal injury attorney, contact us today.