If you have been injured in an accident, especially one that costs you your ability to work, then finances may become tight. For this reason, hiring an injury lawyer may seem like too much of an expense to bear during these trying times. Wondering if your lawyer is going to cost you a lot of money is a natural concern.
While an injury lawyer is certainly a considerable investment, it is not that expensive relative to what you will gain. The track record of people who represent themselves or call the first lawyer whose name they see in the Yellow Pages is dubious at best. By investing in a lawyer, you are actually investing in yourself.
If you want to be represented by the best, then you must pay for the best. A lawyer’s rate is commiserate with their experience level and their ability to guarantee a positive outcome. Lawyers who have a strong track record of delivering victory to their clients do not come cheap, not should they.
A person who has the ability to deliver five and six figure settlements to their clients deserves to be compensated for this ability. Trying to cheap out and hire the least expensive lawyer typically leads to an unfavorable outcome, especially in an injury related case. Their lack of skills and experience can lead to trouble, especially in a courtroom setting.
It’s also impossible to put a price on stress relief. Insurance companies are known for being hard nosed negotiators who salivate at the prospect of going against a person who has neglected to hire an injury lawyer. But the mere presence of your lawyer ensures that the insurance company is forced to negotiate with you in good faith, instead of trying to disprove your claim.
In a case where your ability to work is permanently compromised or you will be out of work for a long period of time, your settlement may have to carry the financial load for you and your family for many years. Do you really want to risk you and your family’s financial future just to save a few pennies in the present?
The answer to that question is simple. So while an injury lawyer can feel like an unnecessary investment, the reality is that it will be the best money you’ve ever spent. The cost of the lawyer as compared to what you will gain is a mere drop in the bucket.
The moments following a personal injury can bring a great deal of financial uncertainty and it is only natural to worry about the cost of a lawyer. But having the peace of mind that comes with knowing your legal representative is fighting to get you the best possible settlement is priceless.