Going through a personal injury case can be very stressful without a personal injury lawyer by your side. No matter what kind of case or lawsuit you're working through, it's always beneficial to work with a lawyer to ensure the best results for you.

What Is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury law refers to when someone intentionally or unintentionally injured or harmed another person. Personal injury law gives the injured person a chance to file a lawsuit against the other. There are many situations where this may be necessary. Examples of situations can include:

  • Car accidents
  • Medicine malpractice
  • Assault 
  • Defective products
  • Slip and falls

Another situation that may call for a personal injury lawsuit is slander or defamation of character. If someone spreads false information, harming you and/or ruining your personal or professional reputation, you can file a lawsuit against them for pain and suffering. 

What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury lawyers are the type of lawyers who regularly represent personal injury cases. They are required to be experts in tort law and stay up to date if something changes. If you're badly injured, the last thing you'll want to deal with is the police, insurance companies, or hospital staff. Your personal injury lawyer can help with those tasks.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

A personal injury lawyer is responsible for helping you with more than you'd think. Personal injury lawyers can help with the following:

  • Communication with police, insurance companies, medical staff
  • Educates you about your rights
  • Performing their own investigation
  • Gathering evidence
  • Gathering medical bills
  • Figuring out lost wages
  • Filing the lawsuit
  • Giving the defendant the evidence
  • Finding expert witnesses

There are many more tasks your lawyer will help you with if you decide to follow through with a lawsuit. Reach out to a lawyer if you're looking for help with something specific. 

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

The obvious benefit of hiring a personal injury lawyer is it is less work for you. You could also benefit from: 

  • Less stress
  • Better chance of winning the case
  • Can negotiate a better settlement
  • Can finalize the lawsuit faster
  • Prevent you from being taken advantage of
  • Experienced in the process

Hiring a lawyer may sound like an unnecessary cost, but they could end up making you more money in the long run because they know how the process works. 

Cost of a Personal Injury Lawyer 

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means if you lose the case, you will not owe them a dime. If you win the case, you will owe them a certain percentage of the money won. The percentage should be agreed upon before the case begins. For example, if you win $100,000 and you agreed on a 10% contingency fee, you will owe your lawyer $10,000 for their services.