Can a Personal Injury Attorney Really Help You?

by Staff Blogger | January 13th, 2023

In an ideal world, personal injury attorneys would not be necessary, because no one would get injured. But unfortunately, in our world, countless people are injured due to another person’s negligence every day. If you are one of these people, and you’ve recently been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may be wondering if a personal injury attorney can really help you and your family. The answer is “yes,” and we’ll explain why.

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When a person is injured due to another’s bad acts, the victim of that accident is entitled under the law to receive compensation for their injuries. A personal injury lawsuit filed on a victim’s behalf by a Sacramento personal injury attorney is the mechanism by which that compensation is sought and received.

A Misconception About Personal Injury Lawsuits

One important misconception about personal injury lawsuits is that they are brought against individuals, and that filing a lawsuit could cause a defendant to lose their house or go into bankruptcy. That thought sounds cruel, and it may persuade some people against filing a lawsuit, but personal injury lawsuits don’t really work that way. While personal injury lawsuits can be brought against individuals, many are brought against insurance companies who insure defendants in these lawsuits.

In other words, if you are injured by another person’s negligence, the law provides you an avenue of recourse, and you should take full advantage of it to obtain the compensation you and your family may be entitled to.

Obtaining a Settlement Before Trial

The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits end in settlement before trial. A settlement occurs when a defendant offers to pay an amount of money, usually kept confidential, in exchange for a plaintiff dropping a lawsuit. Oftentimes, in personal injury cases, insurance companies will look to settle lawsuits as quickly as possible, meaning that your personal injury lawsuit could be over in a much shorter amount of time than you expected.

What a Personal Injury Attorney Can Do For You

In addition to filing a lawsuit, a personal injury attorney in Sacramento can assist you in many other ways. Among those ways include the following:

Help You Get Proper Medical Attention

Sometimes, one of the biggest villains in an accident story is unexpected: your own insurance company. The insurance business model depends on paying out as little as possible for claims, and your insurance company may be reluctant to approve procedures, medications, and treatments that you need to receive. A personal injury attorney can assist you in ensuring that your insurance company provides the coverage that it is obligated to provide you.

Provide a Professional and Objective Approach to Your Claim

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we believe that honesty is key. We’re always honest with our clients about their claims for compensation, and when you consult one of our personal injury attorneys, you gain a professional and objective look at your case. Being involved in an accident is an emotional situation, and injuries can be devastating. A lawyer can assist you in setting these feelings aside and seeing things in a truly objective manner. 

Negotiate with Insurance Companies

As previously mentioned, insurance companies will look to pay as little as possible for claims, including claims for liability. A personal injury lawyer can assist you by negotiating with insurance companies to ensure that they pay an amount that will fully and fairly compensate you for your injuries. If an insurance company chooses to make low-ball offers at the settlement table, a personal injury attorney can then take your case to trial, if necessary.

Gather and Preserve Evidence

Making a successful personal injury claim requires a lot of evidence and documentation – especially when proving your injuries, and in turn, how much compensation you intend to seek. A personal injury attorney can assist you in gathering and preserving all of this information. You may not be aware of some important pieces of evidence that could be critical to your case, and  a personal injury attorney can assist you. Otherwise, the burden of gathering documentation is a heavy one. While you recover from your injuries, letting an attorney do this work is a major stress reliever.

Berg Injury Lawyers Is Ready to Assist You

Our clients are our top priority. In addition to seeking compensation on our clients’ behalf, we strive to make the legal process a smooth one that involves minimal effort on your part. In the past 40 years that we’ve been assisting accident victims as personal injury attorneys, Sacramento residents have come to know and recognize Berg Injury Lawyers as an outstanding resource in our community. We handle all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, wrongful death cases, and cases involving defective products.

If you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. We’re ready to help you and your family today. Contact our office to set up a free case consultation with a personal injury attorney.