What is a personal injury attorney?
A personal injury attorney specializes in representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, or entity. Personal injury attorneys typically handle cases such as accidents involving severe injuries, wrongful death, car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, and product liability lawsuits.
What does a personal injury attorney do?
A personal injury attorney’s primary role is to help clients navigate the legal process to obtain compensation for the damages they have suffered including; medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Personal injury attorneys also handle the legal aspects of the case, including filing a lawsuit if necessary, conducting discovery, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing their clients in court.
Do I have to hire a personal injury attorney?
While you always have the option to handle legal matters without a lawyer, we don’t recommend doing so. Catastrophic accidents often involve complex legal issues ang big insurance companies. Without an experienced attorney to help you, you risk leaving money and benefits on the table.
“When you are represented by John Nix, it sends a message to defendants that you are ready to take your claim all the way to trial. They will know immediately that your lawyer is prepared for trial before they even begin to negotiate with the insurance company.”– Personal Injury Attorney John Nix
I can’t afford a personal injury lawyer. What can I do?
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and only receive a payment if they win the case and the client receives compensation. This fee is typically a percentage of the amount awarded to the client.