The Value Of Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, it is likely that you are overcome with emotion for your losses, while possibly overlooking the long-term costs ahead of you. Many people do not realize the importance of hiring a personal injury lawyer in the aftermath of an accident. Yet, having one by your side helps you save and even recover lost money.

I, Jack Peterson, have been protecting the legal rights of the injured for many years. My firm is located in Vancouver, and I represent clients throughout the greater Vancouver area. Additionally, I also accept cross-border cases, given my firm's proximity to the Washington-Oregon border. Having taken on cases of a wide range of accidents and injuries, I have seen time and time again how having an attorney's experience can protect you from sizeable financial loss.

Reasons You Should Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. You may be entitled to a compensation: While accidents can happen unpredictably, many are caused by preventable acts of negligence or malicious intent. Examples of preventable injuries include being hurt by hazardous conditions in a building overdue for inspection or being hit by a drunk driver. Although the responsible party is required to repay you through insurance, many insurance companies aggressively defend themselves against liability claims. A skilled attorney can face the insurance companies for you and effectively prove your entitlement to compensation.
  2. An attorney can maximize your claim: Not only can an attorney help you successfully file your claim, but also maximize what you may be owed. By considering your losses, you are likely suffering more than just injuries and medical costs. You may have also lost wages while in recovery. Maybe the death of a loved one meant losing the breadwinner of your family. An attorney can identify losses you may not realize you are experiencing and can calculate how much money you are ultimately entitled to.
  3. An attorney can help reduce unforeseen fees: Did you know that your health care plan has the right to seek reimbursement for the medical bills it helps you cover? Most health insurance policies carry subrogation interests that entitle them to reimbursement as soon as you are compensated in a personal injury settlement. An experienced attorney can help you understand subrogation and can fight to reduce the fees that health care plans may pit against you.
  4. There are no financial risks: Most personal injury firms accept cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not have to pay any fees for legal services if your lawyer does not win you any compensation.

Secure A Free Consultation Today

In addition to fighting for your justice, I am here to help you respond to your injuries from a place of greater financial security. To get started, you can schedule a consultation with me at no cost, either by emailing me or calling 360-859-5297.