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Whenever you are injured as the result of another person’s negligence, you have the right to recover compensation legally. You might receive your compensation through settling the claim outside of court, or if a settlement is unable to be reached, through the court by means of a back injury lawsuit. If you’ve sustained a back injury and are in the situation where it’s likely you’ll need to make a claim for personal injury, one of the most important decisions you will need to make is the hiring of a back injury personal injury lawyer. You have rights and your lawyer will be able to help you both safeguard those rights, but also ensure that you get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

What to Do When Your Injuries Are Minor

There are a lot of people that’ll be reluctant to consult and hire a lawyer for injuries when they seem like they’re relatively minor. As an example, if you’ve been in a car accident and your arm has been bruised and you’ve only received a few scrapes, you may feel that it’s not worth it to consult and hire a personal injury lawyer. Additionally, if it was a car accident and the insurance company of the other driver offers to pay all of your medical bills and gives you a little bit of money on top of that, you may feel it’s not worth it to find legal representation.

Keeping that in mind, there are some reasons why you may want to reconsider and make a phone call and schedule your initial consultation with a back injury lawyer, even if the injuries are seemingly very minor:

  • “Minor” Injuries Don’t Always Stay “Minor”
  • “Pain and Suffering” Damages

When it comes to a back injury, there aren’t many that are “minor”. It’s very possible that your seemingly minor injuries end up becoming worse than either you or your doctor had originally thought. If you’ve already accepted a settlement offer from the insurance company or other party, there’s nothing you’re able to do about it since you’ve given up any and all future claims that arise out of the accident once you’ve settled.

Consulting a lawyer is your best option after any injury and your lawyer is going to tell you that you should wait until the full extent of all your injuries is known prior to accepting any offer of settlement. The lawyers at The Doan Law Firm will be able to walk you through this entire process and let you know when the right time to accept an offer is.

Emotional distress and pain and suffering are damages that are considered by a jury should your back injury claim go to trial and verdict. Even if you settle rather than go to trial, your lawyer is going to be able to explain all of the types of damages to you and ensure that, even if your injury seems minor, you’re position is advocated to get you the best and most satisfactory settlement possible.

Serious Injury versus a Small Injury

Whenever you’re suffering from back injuries you must consult with a lawyer. There are many reasons you’ll want to consult with a lawyer, including:

  • The Doan Law Firm Lawyers Are Experts in the Field and Can Help Maximize Your Recovery
  • Your Lawyer Is Going to Help You Ensure That You Get the Full Scope of Damages That You’re Entitled To
  • Defendants and Insurers will take you and Your Claim More Seriously after You’ve Retained Legal Representation

Your Insurance Company

Many people won’t hire a lawyer due to the fact that they have insurance and/or the other party is covered by insurance. You may hold the belief that the insurance companies are there to look out for you and your interests.

However, in the majority of cases, insurance companies interests are actually are direct odds with your interests:

  • Your Primary Goal Is Getting a Damage Award As Large As Possible In Order To Get Compensation for Your Injuries and All of Your Emotional Suffering
  • The Insurance Companies Primary Goal Is To Pay Out As Little Money as Possible So the Award Doesn’t Get In The Way Of Their Profits

For these reasons it’s always best to have a personal injury lawyer on your side so your interests are advocated for and you’ll be able to receive the best possible settlement.

Contingency Fee Agreements – Affording Your Lawyer

The fear of paying legal fees is one of the main reasons why injured parties are reluctant to reach out for help from a lawyer. When filing a personal injury lawsuit our back injury lawyers work on something that’s called a contingency basis, meaning that we don’t get paid unless you get paid either through a verdict or an out of court settlement.

A fee that works on a contingency agreement works through allowing your lawyer compensation out of your awarded damages or settlement, whichever is applicable. It’s very common for the structure of a contingency agreement to be based upon a percentage of the money received.

As an example, your agreement could be stipulated that your lawyer receive:

  • 33.3% If the case is settled prior to your lawsuit being filed
  • 40% If a lawsuit is filed

Contact a lawyer at The Doan Law Firm 24/7/365, regardless holiday or the time of the day or night. You deserve representation, call now at (800) 349-0000.

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