Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were seriously injured in an accident? If you’re living alone, who would take care of you? If you have a family, who would support them? Who would help take care of them? How would they be able to take care of you? This isn’t something most of us give much, if any, thought to because you can’t prevent an accident.
It’s only fair that those injured by another person’s negligence should be compensated for their injury. This precept has been an integral part of legal systems worldwide for countless centuries. The primary difference now is that it is not one person versus another person. It’s one person against experienced insurance company lawyers, manufacturer’s lawyers and lawyers representing any other entity that might share the blame. That is why you hire an experienced personal injury attorney. Sadly, nowadays, an injured person needs to have an experienced lawyer on his or her side to ensure a proper investigation is completed and that they have the complete facts of the case to support their claim.
Injured people are often nervous about the idea of being in court. While there is no guarantee that any particular case will not go to court, about 95% of injury cases are settled out of court. Although it’s impossible to come up with exact numbers, it is believed that the settlements approximate the ‘value’ of the case if it had gone to court. Many clients tend to feel that the ‘bird in the hand’ – the settlement – is the prudent choice. There are bills to be paid and it’s always possible that the case would not be decided in their favor. This does not mean that pre-trial planning is less important. In fact, a seasoned personal injury attorney in Phoenix AZ area uses pre-trial preparation to build a case that will make their opponents want to settle for a favorable amount. Of course, if the case goes to trial, every bit of that preparation will pay off. An experienced personal injury attorney will work hard to secure the maximum award based on the merits of the case. If a settlement is not in your best interest, your attorney may recommend taking the case to trial.
Negotiation skills are critical skills for a personal injury attorney in Phoenix, AZ. Another crucial attribute is the attorney’s reputation. If the insurance company believes that they can crush an inexperienced lawyer in court, they are far less likely to offer a reasonable settlement. If they are facing an attorney with a record of success, that bodes well for the client.
Snyder & Wenner have over 30 years of experience, going the extra mile for each and every client. Each Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix AZ focuses on fighting hard to get the compensation that their client is due. Call them for a free consultation.