Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve recently been injured, you may be wondering if it is worth your time to explore your legal options. On the one hand, you could be owed some compensation, which would help you minimize the effects that being injured is having on your personal finances. On the other hand, legal challenges are stressful and time-consuming and you’re already probably stretched to the brink right now.
Going back and forth about whether you should speak with a lawyer is a truly understandable reaction to the overwhelming aftermath of an injurious situation. Yet, it is important to land on a decision as soon as you can. And unless your injuries are truly minor, will require virtually no medical care, and very little recovery time, chances are that you should strongly lean towards making the effort of scheduling a confidential, risk-free consultation with an attorney.
What You Stand to Gain and Lose
As an experienced personal injury lawyer – including those who practice at Council & Associates, LLC – can confirm, most personal injury law firms offer free consultations for injury victims. This is not standard practice in other areas of law. However, injury victims are often harmed by powerful interests – including government agencies and large corporations – that could potentially take advantage of them legally and financially in the wake of causing them harm. By offering free consultations, law firms help to level the playing field just enough that injury victims – regardless of their ability to pay – can at least receive enough personalized professional feedback that they can make informed decisions about taking legal action.
By attending a free, risk-free, confidential consultation, you’ll only risk the investment of an hour or two of your time – nothing more. In exchange, you’ll receive an objective analysis of the relative strengths and weaknesses of your legal case, the potential value of your case, and a strong sense of whether it is in your best interests to pursue legal action at this time.
If you choose to seek compensation from those who caused your harm, you will need to endure some stress that inevitably accompanies a contentious legal process. However, if you work with a skilled, reputable attorney, they’ll be able to manage the lion’s share of these stresses on your behalf – from negotiating with insurance companies to arguing your case in court – so that you can focus your energy on recovering from your injuries.
The short-term stress that you’ll navigate may ultimately lead to much less stress in your life down the road. If you aren’t required to shoulder the burden of the financial losses that have occurred due to your injurious circumstances, you and your family may be spared a considerable amount of money, stress, and resources for months or years to come. As a result, even though there is no denying that pursuing legal action can be stressful, there is also no denying that for many injury victims, dealing with this stress in the short term is well worth untold long-term benefits.